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March 14, 2020

COVID-19 - The City of Greenville is monitoring the potential impacts of the Coronavirus

GREENVILLE: In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Greenville, the City Council along with the City Manager, are implementing the following plan:

Mass Gatherings:
1. Civic Center-closed to any events until March 31st, 2020
2. Greenville Municipal Auditorium- closed to any events until March 31st, 2020

Public Buildings:
1. Airport-terminal will be open, no group meetings or room rentals will be scheduled, and extra cleaning precautions will be taken
2. Annex (Community Development and Public Works)-front doors will be locked until March 31st, 2020, and a sign will be posted, and they will be taking public in the building by appointment only. They will have multiple phone numbers to call and staff will always monitor phones.
3. Animal Shelter-closed to the public until March 31st, 2020, we will continue to pick up animals on calls for service but will not accept animals from the public or owner surrenders. Owner reclaims will be set up by appointment only Monday-Friday. No adoptions or transfers during this 2-week time period to limit contact with the public
4. Library-closed to the public until March 31st, 2020 and all programs and rooms rentals will be cancelled. Assistance by phone and email during normal operating hours and accept returns through the outside receptacles
5. Municipal Building-front doors to be locked until March 31st, 2020, employees will be able to make appointments with HR and public will be able to make appointments with Parks and Rec, City Manager, HR, Finance, City Secretary, Main Street, and GMA/CVB
6. Parks and Recreation-closed until March 31st, 2020, all park facilities, Wright Park Golf Course, Reecy Davis Recreation Center, and all scheduled programs, activities, and events
7. Police Department and Courts-jail will be closed unless absolutely necessary (we only house Class C Misdemeanors). Warrant Round-Up which was scheduled for March 21-24 will be delayed for two weeks
8. Fire Administration-front doors will be locked until March 31st, 2020 and appointments only
Meetings:
1. Planning and Zoning- scheduled for March 16th and postponed until after March 31st, 2020
2. Civil Service-scheduled for March 17th and will be re-scheduled after March 31st, 2020
3. Pre-App Meetings (w/City Staff and Developers)-will be postponed until after March 31st, 2020
4. Police Department civilian volunteer group meetings-delayed until after March 31st, 2020
*These closures will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis as we know changes in COVID19 are rapid.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure, range from mild to severe, and include:
Fever
Cough
Shortness of Breath
How does COVID-19 spread?

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Community-based interventions such as social distancing and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).


Travel information
If a person has recently traveled to a country with a sustained outbreak and has developed symptoms, they should call their doctor. Traveler information including returning from travel, canceling or postponing travel, air or cruise travel, and business travel can be found on the CDC website.

DSHS COVID-19 Call Center
The Department of State Health Services established a COVID-19 Call Center and set up an email box to receive incoming questions from the general public.
Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov
DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 877-570-9779
Hours: Monday - Friday. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.




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Latest Update:

March 28, 2020 8:47 PM

On March 28, 2020, the second positive test for COVID-19 was reported for Hunt County. The Hunt County Health Department completed an initial investigation and determined that the individual in question does reside in Hunt County within the City Limits of Commerce, Texas. The individual is an 18-30 year-old female. The state’s website includes a map that can be accessed at “dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus” by clicking on the “Texas Case Counts” link.

Second Positive Test 3.28.20

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March 27, 2020 10:02 PM

The individual who tested positive NO LONGER RESIDES IN HUNT COUNTY. What does this mean, the County is down to one case rather than two. You can find updates on the states website dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus by clicking on the "Texas case counts" link . Although the State employees are working over the weekend to keep this up-to-date for us all, the results lag a few hours behind.

Press release- The second case no longer living in Hunt County
March 27, 2020 6:03 PM

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