Covid-19 Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the ARKLATEX: Cancellations, News, and Helpful Links __________________________ On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Texarkana Area Restaurants - Closure Update
Even though the Texas "Shelter in Place" order does not affect restaurants, the overall lack of business certainly can, some have closed for good, some just temporarily. we're doing the best we can to keep this list as up to date as possible, you can help.
Texas Shuts Down All State Parks
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks and historic sites as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen social distancing practices and prevent gatherings of large groups of people.
How To Protect Your Pets From Coronovirus
A four-year-old female tiger from the Bronx Zoo in New York City contracted the coronavirus on Sunday, April 5, 2020. This leaves us pet lovers wondering what we can do to keep our furry friends safe during the pandemic.
COVID-19: Texarkana Area Update for Thursday Morning, April 9
Bowie County is up to 35 cases total as of this report from Wednesday afternoon, April 8. Five cases are hospitalized at this time and five cases have recovered and five have died.
Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell has extended the Shelter in Place order for the county until at least April 30.
Drive-Up Coronavirus Testing On Arkansas Side
Lansdell Family Clinic, with the support of the Arkansas-side coronavirus Emergency Operations Center, has organized five drive-up coronavirus screening and testing stations in the parking lot beside Cash Saver supermarket in the 82 Plaza shopping center located at 3639 E. Ninth St. Texarkana, AR.

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