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If you think you have the Coronavirus, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 361.580.5796 and a representative will give you instructions.

Hotline Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 12 pm | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The coronavirus outbreak began in December 2019, in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of coronavirus infections in China, including many that resulted in death.

Other countries have now identified coronavirus cases appearing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed cases appearing within the Unites States. The CDCTexas HHS, and the County’s Health Department are all working to help educate the public on the virus and how to avoid catching and spreading the disease. The CDC suggests that the best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu.

 

COVID-19 Sunday, March 29 Press Briefing Recap: 

 

◾ Two additional COVID-19 confirmed cases were reported this morning, resulting in 6 total confirmed cases in Victoria County. 

◾ David Gonzales, Victoria County Public Health Department director, clarified that our Golden Crescent Region includes the following counties: Victoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson and Lavaca. As of today, this regional count is 16 confirmed cases. Gonzales reiterated that workers traveling within and around our region should stay at home when you can, wash your hands and avoid touching your face and monitor yourself for symptoms. If symptoms develop, call your health care provider right away and begin self-isolation. The existing community orders limit social gatherings outside of the home, but families are also strongly encouraged to please be vigilant about obeying these orders within their places of residence.

◾ Judge Ben Zeller stated that Victoria County is not under a curfew or stay-at-home order. The Judge and Mayor are believe their current order to control social gatherings due to a public health emergency sufficiently slows the spread of COVID-19. They are in constant contact with our local health officials and command staff, and continue to evaluate all information related to COVID-19, so that they are prepared to immediately act, if and when, additional actions are in the best interest of our community.

◾ Mayor Rawley McCoy reiterated the Judge’s points regarding a curfew or stay-at-home order being sufficient at this time. He charged all of us to abide by the local requirements, reminding Victoria residents that we have to take responsibility for our own actions. In order to overcome COVID-19 and its spread in our community, we must follow the main takeaways we’ve been saying from the get-go, he said, including: stay six feet away, avoid social gatherings and wash your hands.

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◾ Esta mañana se reportaron dos casos confirmados por COVID-19 adicionales, lo que resultó en un total de 6 casos confirmados en el condado de Victoria.

◾ David Gonzales, director del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Victoria, aclaró que nuestra Región de la Media Luna Dorada incluye los siguientes condados: Victoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson y Lavaca. A partir de hoy, este recuento regional es de 16 casos confirmados. Gonzales reiteró que los trabajadores que viajan dentro y alrededor de nuestra región deben quedarse en casa cuando pueda, lavarse las manos y evitar tocarse la cara y controlarse para detectar síntomas. Si se desarrollan síntomas, llame a su proveedor de atención médica de inmediato y comience el autoaislamiento. Las órdenes comunitarias existentes limitan las reuniones sociales fuera del hogar, pero también se recomienda a las familias que estén atentas a obedecer estas órdenes dentro de sus lugares de residencia.

◾ El juez Ben Zeller declaró que el condado de Victoria no está sujeto a una orden de queda ni a domicilio. El juez y el alcalde creen que su orden actual para controlar las reuniones sociales debido a una emergencia de salud pública retrasa suficientemente la propagación de COVID-19. Están en contacto constante con nuestros funcionarios locales de salud y el personal de comando, y continúan evaluando toda la información relacionada con COVID-19, de modo que estén preparados para actuar de inmediato, siempre y cuando, acciones adicionales sean lo mejor para nuestra comunidad.

◾ El alcalde Rawley McCoy reiteró los puntos del juez con respecto a que el toque de queda o la orden de quedarse en casa son suficientes en este momento. Nos acusó a todos de cumplir con los requisitos locales, recordándoles a los residentes de Victoria que debemos asumir la responsabilidad de nuestras propias acciones. Para superar COVID-19 y su propagación en nuestra comunidad, debemos seguir las principales conclusiones que hemos estado diciendo desde el principio, dijo, incluyendo: mantenerse a seis pies de distancia, evitar reuniones sociales y lavarse las manos.

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Coronavirus Statistics, as of Monday, March 30,2020:

Worldwide confirmed cases: 634,835 confirmed | Worldwide deaths: 29,957 

United States confirmed cases:  122,653 | United States deaths: 2,112

Texas confirmed cases: 2, 552 Texas deaths: 34

Victoria County confirmed cases: 9 | Victoria County deaths: 0

Statistics provided by the CDC and WHO, which are updated regularly at noon Monday through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4pm the day before reporting. 

 

City of Victoria Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency

Victoria County Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency 

COVID-19 Strategic Response Guide

COVID-19 (Updated) Strategic Response Guide

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Guidance on Child Care Facilities and Schools

City of Victoria Order To Control Social Gatherings Due To A Public Health Emergency

Victoria County Order To Control Social Gatherings Due To A Public Health Emergency

Disaster Loan Application Portal (DLAP)

 

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