HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) — A public health emergency has been declared after 31 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Harrison County, Texas.
In a joint effort the City of Marshall Mayor Terri Brown and Harrison County Judge Chad Sims issued a Second Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency Related to Communicable Disease to extend the timeframe to safeguard our community from COVID-19.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, April 13 the positive coronavirus testing data includes:
- Total positive COVID-19 cases in Harrison County – 31
- City of Marshall positive cases – 24
- Harrison County positive cases – 7
- The overall count includes two casualties
Under these amended orders, residents of the City of Marshall and Harrison County are still permitted to perform essential duties for their families:
- Including obtaining medical supplies
- Visiting a health care provider
- Obtaining supplies they need to work from home
- Grocery shopping
- Engaging in outdoor activities while maintaining social distancing
- To perform work defined as an essential service
Citizens at a high risk of illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are urged to remain in their residence except to receive medical care.
Director of the Marshall – Harrison County Health District Jennifer Hancock said, “We understand the increase in positive COVID 19 cases can be concerning to residents. A number of these positive cases were diagnosed as a result of previously reported positive case investigations. We urge residents to continue to stay home to reduce your risk of exposure.”