COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone.  The links on this page provide important information to help you cope with the effects of COVID19, and recover from it.  Check back often, as we update this page daily.

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COVID-19 resources for local governments includng funding, planning and warnings about Coronavirus scams.

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Resources for health, food, unemployment, childcare and more for the general public amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A variety of COVID-19 resources useful for businesses, such as  lending and government contracting.

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Further information  about the pandemic and how to respond for local communities, nonprofits and churches.

Deep East Texas

Reported COVID-19 Cases

Updated 3:30 p.m., August 4 2020

Number of recoveries may be higher. DSHS is responsible for tracking patients.  The number of reported recoveries is based on information available to the local jurisdictions.

*May not reside on the Reservation.

**Number does not include cases reported at Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities, if applicable.

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Latest COVID-19 Updates

  • July 2, 2020 - As positive COVID-19 cases continue to grow across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order for Texans to wear masks in public. Failure to follow the order may result in a fine of up to $250. Exceptions include:

    • Children under 10.

    • While in church.

    • While eating or drinking at a restaurant.

    • While exercising outdoors.

    • While driving alone or with other members of the same household.

    • While swimming in a pool, lake or other body of water.

  • June 26, 2020 - In response to a growing amount of cases of COVID-19 in Texas, Gov. Abbott has issued a new executive order that closes bars throughout the state and orders restaurants to operate at 50% capacity for dine-in services. Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more must be approved by local governments, with some exceptions.

Direct links to sources of COVID-19 DETCOG updates and news may be found on the individual resource pages above.

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Deep East Texas Positive Cases Over Time

Updated August 4, 2020

Numbers based on latest Texas DSHS updates.  Reflects total cases, not active cases.  

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