Texas County Confirms Fourth Positive COVID-19 Test
Joe Denoyer - April 8, 2020 3:18 pm
Officials urge residents to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines, stay home
By Miranda Gilbert
Emergency Management PIO
Texas County officials have confirmed the fourth positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday, April 8. The positive result was for a male, juvenile resident of Goodwell. An investigation into any positive result is standard and all persons in close contact with the person will be notified and advised of quarantine and testing procedure. No other details in this case were released.
All residents are encouraged to seek testing when experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The three main symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. In about 40 percent of cases, diarrhea is also present prior to the fever and cough.
Drive-Through testing is offered 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 the hospital at 580-338-0911.