Lavaca County OEM reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

42 verified active cases county-wide
Lavaca County OEM COVID-19 case report

Courtesy of Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management.

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca County Emergency Management is reporting Tuesday four new DSHS Region 8 CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19.

Sorted by zipcode and not necessarily in city limits, there are three new cases in Yoakum and one new case in Moulton. All patients are isolating at home and following the guidance issued by DSHS.

If you have been tested and are awaiting results, you must self-quarantine until you receive your results. If you receive a positive test result, you must continue to self-quarantine for a total of 14 days.

Lavaca County Emergency Management in conjunction with the City of Yoakum and De Witt County Emergency Management, City of Hallettsville, and the City of Shiner will host walk-up COVID-19 testing events this week in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Military Department.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Yoakum Community Center
105 Huck St, Yoakum, TX 77995
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday, July 2, 2020
STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH HALL
306 S Ave F, Shiner, TX 77984
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Hall
321 US Hwy 77 South
Hallettsville, TX 77964
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

No appointment is necessary. The testing will be provided at no charge, and you do not need a doctor’s order or a prescription to be tested. While at the testing site be sure to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing to help up slow the spread of COVID-19.

High temperatures are expected Wednesday and Thursday, If you are planning on being tested at the Yoakum COVID-19 Walk-Up Test Site on Wednesday, July 1st or Hallettsville or Shiner COVID-19 Walk-Up Test Site on Thursday, July 3rd, please make personal accommodations for hydration, shade, and comfort, such as bringing a chair and wearing comfortable shoes/clothing. Test site staff will process individuals as quickly as possible.

The Texas Military Department has assured us that the “walk-up” method of COVID-19 testing is the most efficient process for testing a large volume of individuals, as pre-registration is not required and can be handled on-site. We thank you for your patience and diligence as your local and state agencies collaborate to provide our community with the largest testing capability possible with available resources.

We need your help to stop the spread of this virus within Lavaca County therefore, it is imperative that we continue to do the following:

• Wear a cloth face covering (over the nose and mouth)
• Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Stay at home and stop the spread of coronavirus

LCEM encourages you to visit dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/ to find up-to-date coronavirus information and what to do if you’re sick, testing information, as well as guidance for Opening the State of Texas.

All businesses and customers should continue to follow minimum standard health protocols laid out by DSHS at https://open.texas.gov/.

Local information on Lavaca County COVID-19 response may be found on the LCEM page on co.lavaca.tx.us or https://www.facebook.com/LavacaCoEM/.

Source: Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management.

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