Texas County Confirms 2 New Positive COVID-19 Tests
Joe Denoyer - April 22, 2020 4:00 pm
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials confirmed 2 additional positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, April 22. The positive results are for one Guymon resident and one Hooker 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.