The Paris-Lamar County Health District announced earlier today it no longer has the capability, staff nor resources to maintain monitoring and reporting current activities, due to the recent increase in new and active COVID-19 cases.
“With a projection of an even greater surge to come we are no longer able to maintain the volume,” Executive Director Gina Prestridge said.
She said the health district will work with the Texas Department of State Health Services to “provide a new format of county COVID updates.”
As the transition will take a few days, she said more information on the change will be provided at a later time.
The health district will continue providing COVID-19 testing, and for information on testing, call 903-785-4561.
Prestridge said for those who have tested positive, they and their household members “must stay home a minimum of 10 days from the test date and make sure you are 24 hours fully symptom-free before leaving your home.”
“If you are exposed to a confirmed positive, it is imperative that you quarantine for 14 days,” Prestridge said. “This is a critical time for our community! I can’t stress the importance of implementing personal safety measures. This virus is no joke! Wear your mask people, wear your MASK!”