Crockett County has zero active cases, Care Center reopens under state guidelines

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The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting zero active COVID-19 cases for Crockett County.

Locally, the county has 164 total cases, 157 recoveries, seven fatalities and has conducted 935 total tests, according to the TDSHS dashboard. Crockett County CCSD is still reporting only three total positive cases since school started Aug. 17.

On Monday, the Crockett County Care Center announced that it was reopening Tuesday, Sept. 29, under state guidelines.

Under the revised state guidelines, residents of longterm care facilities can designate two “essential family caregivers” who will be allowed into a resident’s room. Caregivers are not required to maintain physical distancing, but only one person can visit at a time. Essential family caregivers will be trained on the proper use of protective gear and other infection control practices, according to state rules. They must also test negative for the virus within the previous two weeks.

Visitors not named as essential will still be allowed inside facilities, but will not be allowed to touch residents and must remain behind plexiglass barriers in an area of the home free from the coronavirus.

Crockett County Care Center will be complying with these guidelines. Visitation will be from 7-11 a.m. and 3-7 p.m., seven days a week. At this time appointments are only for 30 minutes at a time due to state requirements.

The number to schedule a visit, and for more information, is (325) 392-5044.

Even with zero active cases, masks are still be required at schools and in public places under state guidelines. The governor’s executive

The governor’s executive order on wearing masks or face coverings is still in effect. Crockett County Judge Fred Deaton did not file for the exemption for counties who have 20 or fewer cases.

Full state guidelines can be found at open.texas.gov.

On Monday, the City of San Angelo and Tom Green County Health Department reported 163 active cases, 3,434 released cases and 53 Tom Green County fatalities and 21 out-of-county patients who died in Tom Green County.

Sixteen patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Tom Green County with one patient in ICU.

The City of San Angelo/Tom Green County lists Crockett County with 126 total cases.

Statewide, hospitalizations remain below July’s record highs with 69 more patients hospitalized than a week ago for a total of 3,201.

In the past week, 1,397 new cases were reported across the state.

For more information visit, www.dshs.state.tx.us