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Coryell County declares local state of disaster due to coronavirus threat

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 18:31:02-04

CORYELL COUNTY, TX — Coryell County Judge Roger A. Miller has declared a local state of disaster based on the threat of coronavirus.

Judge Miller said Coryell County has experienced a presumptive positive test of a person who works in Coryell County and up to an additional 6 people exhibiting signs of illness. The presumptive positive is the same person reported by Bell County.

Under the declaration,

  • All public events in Coryell County have been canceled
  • Any event held at private facilities is urged to cancel but should make those determinations within their organization and with staff of those facilities.
  • Events that would include any population at severe risk of severe illness should cease. The population at the greatest risk is anyone over the age of 65 and/or those with severe medical conditions as defined by CDC guidelines.
  • Nursing homes and senior living centers should limit visitation of the public within their facilities.

The declaration does not extend to law enforcement activities, emergency responses, court operations to include jury operations, and to all school districts or private school facilities within the jurisdiction of Coryell County.

All Coryell County employees must report for work as required by their supervisors. Effective immediately and through the duration of the order, all Coryell County employees shall cease any work-related travel.

The disaster declaration is effective on Friday, March 13.