Coronavirus (CoVID-19) Information

Daily Report 3.27.2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19 VIRUS) Q & A

What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses/COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and limit trips to public places unless required, 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.
  • Practice social distancing (6 ft. as recommended by the CDC) and avoiding crowds

Who is at a higher risk?

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath

If I have symptoms, what do I do?

If you are in generally good health and have a mild illness, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for the flu.If you are experiencing any symptoms, contact your local physician. They will determine if you need to seek medical attention and prepare for your visit.

If my physician thinks I am symptomatic, what are the next steps?

A swab will be taken in your physician office and sent to a lab for testing. The lab will notify the physician and County Health Inspector. If positive, protocols will be established. Most people not in the higher risk categories are able to recover at home.


LOCAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

1 Report of COVID-19 in Hale County (3/25/2020)

City Council Meeting Link

Plainview Restaurant Bingo

City of Plainview Disaster Declaration

County of Hale Disaster Declaration

City Office Facilities Closed to Public from Friday, March 20th through Friday, April 3rd

Utility / Municipal Court Payment Options

Library & Education Resources During School Closings 

Award Books Found Through Unger Memorial Library

COVID-19 Coloring Book

LINKS

Center for Disease Control 

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas DSHS Case Tracking Statistics

World Health Organization Research and Guidance 

PRESS RELEASES FROM CITY

Plainview / Hale County Health Department Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Hale County

Teleconference of City of Plainview’s City Council Meetings

City of Plainview’s Utility Department / Municipal Court Offer Various Payment Methods, Information for New Accounts 

City of Plainview Utilities Suspends Water Disconnections in Response to COVID-19 City/County Disaster Declaration

City of Plainview / Hale County Issue Disaster Declarations

City Offices Closed to Public - March 20th - April 6th

Letter to Local Restaurants

CIty adds COVID-19 Info to Website

Plainview / Hale County Health Department Working with State Health Department, Shares Tips regarding COVID-19 Virus

City of Plainview Events and COVID-19 Virus

POSTERS

Social Distancing

Coronavirus Guidance

COVID-19 Symptoms

DSHS Share Facts

DSHS Share Facts - Spanish

Stop the Spread of Germs - English

Stop the Spread of Germs - Spanish

COVID-19: What to Do

COVID-19 & You - English

COVID-19 & You - Spanish

Sick with COVID-19 - English

Sick with COVID-19 - Spanish