Texas County Confirms 12 New Positive COVID-19 Tests
Joe Denoyer - April 21, 2020 4:31 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials confirmed 12 additional positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, April 21. The positive results are for seven Guymon residents, four Hooker residents, and one Optima resident. An investigation into any positive result is standard and all persons in close contact with the person will be notified by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and advised of quarantine and testing procedure. No other details in these cases were released.
All residents are encouraged to execute safety guidelines as advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and stay home. If leaving the home for a necessary trip, wear a face covering and gloves. Dispose of the gloves properly in a trash bin. Remember to change gloves after each public area touched.
Residents should seek testing when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The three main symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. You do not have to have all three symptoms present to be tested. Those experiencing symptoms are advised to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms daily.
Drive-Through testing is offered for FREE by the Texas County Health Department Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The individual only needs to have one COVID-19 symptom present to be tested, but an appointment is required. Appointments are available by calling TCHD at 580-338-8544.
Residents who are not working in essential staff positions as designated by the state and national government are strongly encouraged to remain home and practice social distancing. If anyone in the community has access to Personal Protective Equipment that can be donated for use by First Responders please contact Texas County Emergency Management at 580-338-0911.