COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS
𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐔𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝟐-𝟏-𝟏 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐬
AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services encourages all Texans in need of COVID-19 information and referrals to community resources to call the 2-1-1 Texas hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"As we encourage people to use social distancing and to stay at home when possible, this state resource can help the public stay informed, stay calm and stay safe," said Wayne Salter, HHS Deputy Executive Commissioner of Access and Eligibility Services. "Our trained staff are working tirelessly around the clock to respond to all the public’s questions, through 2-1-1 as well as our HHS social media platforms."
Texans, no matter where they live, can dial 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 and select option 6 to get information and referrals to COVID-19 social services, including testing, community clinics, unemployment benefits and more.
Texans can also dial 2-1-1 to find information about local community resources such as financial assistance for utilities or rent and food pantries, housing assistance, crisis counseling, utility payment assistance, and senior services.
Call center operators answered more than 785,000 calls by Texans for information and services during Hurricane Harvey and are available to help during this public health crisis.
For general health-related information and precautions on COVID-19, visit the DSHS website and the CDC page.
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and updates impacting HHS services and regulated providers by visiting the HHS COVID-19 page.
For more information on the state hotline, visit 211texas.org
April 1, 2020 – It is with a heavy heart that the Corsicana-Navarro County Public Health Department reports the first coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of a 47-year-old Rice female resident who had underlying medical conditions. The Rice resident tested positive for COVID-19 on March, 25, 2020, at Ennis Regional Hospital and then was transferred to Texas Health Plano where she passed away today. To protect the family’s privacy no further information will be released. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in these difficult times and we should all honor this loss of life by doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
If our residents adhere to the Navarro County “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and the guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Texas then we can stop the spread of COVID-19. #covid19 #navarrocounty #stayhomestaysafe