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Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for January 13
We are seeing a significant rise in the case numbers for Texarkana and the surrounding area this week along with several school closings in our area it's easy to see why we need to be cautious when we get out among other people. Again, that's reported cases, hospitalizations are up in Texas Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, but again, not as
Free COVID Test Kits in Texarkana While Supplies Last
Miller County Emergency Management Director Joe Bennet has informed us that they have teamed up with the Miller County Health Department located at 503 Walnut and will be handing out free COVID test kits until they run out.
As Texarkana COVID Cases Rise, Officials Urge Precautions
Just when we thought we were safe and getting back to normal. Covid is back in our area big time, with the state of Texas reporting that currently in Bowie County we now have 1,155 active cases. Authorities in Texarkana are reminding citizens to take proper precautions.
Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for January 6
Happy New Year! It's time once again to check the numbers for Texarkana and the surrounding area and yes, cases are up significantly this week. That's reported cases, hospitalizations are up in Texas Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, but not as much as you might think. The chart shows 76 people hospitalized, up from 46 last week, 23 are in IC
Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for December 30
Numbers on this last week of 2021 seem to be a mixed bag, overall cases are up, but ICU patients are down, Texas Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, have a reported 46 people hospitalized, up a bit from our last report two weeks ago at 40, 11 of those in ICU, 2 on ventilators, and still 0 pediatric cases in our area. Here are your latest COVID-
Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for December 17
Numbers this week overall still have COVID-19 cases increasing slightly in our area. Texas Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, have a reported 40 people hospitalized, down a bit from 42 reported last week, 16 of those in ICU, 6 on ventilators, and still 0 pediatric cases in our area. Here are your latest COVID-19 numbers for Texarkana and the i
Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for December 9
Thanksgiving leftovers were not limited to turkey and dressing this year as COVID-19 cases increased slightly in our area post turkey day. Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, has a reported 42 people hospitalized, that's up a bit from 33 reported last week, 15 of those in ICU, 8 on ventilators, and thank goodness, still 0 pediatric cases. Here
No - Employers In Texas Cannot Force Employees To Get Vaccinated
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday (December 8) issued a statement regarding the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) letter to Texas employers that clarifies the state's law on COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the workplace.
Abbott's Executive Order on Mandated Vaccines - Texarkana COVID
Governor Greg Abbott Monday this week issued an executive order stating that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to th
Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for October 12
(AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law. The Republican Governor previously sought to ban state and local governments from enforcing a ban but had not stepped into rules businesses set for their workers. It was
Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for October 8
As you look at the numbers below you will notice what looks like a spike in cases, that's a little misleading and here's why; We are taking the raw numbers as they are reported into the system and generating the charts below. Sometimes, you will notice that zero cases are reported for a few days then suddenly there will be a bunch on one day, those small spikes are caused by the reporters, not act