P. O. Box 908
Lufkin, Texas 75902-0908
Novel Coronavirus Information
|Angelina County Stats||Updated 04/03|
ANGELINA COUNTY COVID-19 CASES (5 p.m. update): The Angelina County & Cities Health District and a local medical office have disclosed two additional cases to us.
The information you see in this chart is compiled from in-house information and also disclosed by the local medical community.
The most concerning of these two cases is of a man in his 50s who is currently hospitalized in Houston. He is believed to have contracted the virus from a friend who tested positive. The man’s friend has since died from the illness.
The other positive is a man in his 20s who is quarantining at home. We were not given any information as to his exposure source.
The health district tells us that they are “tracing” these patients and getting in contact with people who were potentially exposed.
Again, we ask you to TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. We have a stay-at-home order for a reason.
How would you feel if it was your child, spouse, parent, family member or friend who was gravely ill and you could have done more to prevent the spread? #stayhomestaysafe
CDC Health Advisory (click to read)
Angelina County Press Release and Order 04/02/2020 (click to read)
Guidance for Houses of Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis (click to read)
Press release on Angelina County resident testing positive for Covid-19 (click to read)
Current WorldOMeters COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Statistics (click to view)
For information regarding the status of local restaurants, see our restaurant report.
To contact the ACCHD coronavirus call center, call 630-8500. The call center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Those who are not in the ACCHD jurisdiction are asked to call the Department of State Heath Service’s COVID-19 call center at (877) 570-9779.
Angelina County and the Angelina Counties and Cities Health District to ensure the safety and health of the community as the threat of Novel Coronavirus grows
Angelina County has protocols which can be quickly enacted should a threat arise in Angelina County, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Ricky Conner.
“In the event that we have cases in Lufkin, the City has made plans to ensure essential city services will continue,” Director of Public Safety Gerald Williamson said.
The City’s first responders are also equipped to deal with infectious diseases, but communication is key when a potentially infectious patient needs transport.
“We do ask that anyone requesting EMS with flu-like symptoms to clearly relate that information to the dispatcher,” Williamson said.
Like Influenza, Coronavirus severity ranges from patient to patient. Symptoms appear from 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Patients with underlying medical conditions seem to have a more difficult recovery.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, there has been over 1,000 cases and 31 deaths in the United States.
The CDC is currently advising people to avoid non-essential travel to China and Iran. Italy, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan are also under scrutiny with many cases reported.
“Anyone that travels to ‘hot zone’ areas, should report to their local health district and also self-quarantine with the 2-14 days exposure in mind,” Conner said.
City and County Officials also want to remind the public of additional precautions and guidelines set forth by the CDC.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks 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).
• Wash your hands often 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.
You can monitor the latest CDC updates at: cdc.gov.
Helpful COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resource Links:
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The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide for an effective emergency management operation in Angelina County and the cities thereof in case of a national emergency, war, natural disaster, man-made accidents, technological accidents, or other major incidents. This Emergency Management Plan defines who does what, when, where, and how, in order to:
mitigate the effects of a hazard
prepare for measures to be taken which will minimize damage
respond during emergencies and provide whatever aid and assistance is necessary
establish a recovery system in order to return the community to its normal state of affair
Emergency Management in Texas dates to 1951, with the passage of the Civil Protection Act by the Texas Legislature. The Texas Disaster Act of 1975 created the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM). The Emergency Management of today is a multifaceted comprehensive program for dealing with all large scale emergencies and disasters. The Mayor of each incorporated municipality and the County Judge of each county is designated as the Emergency Management Director for each political subdivision. As the Governor’s designated agents, the Mayor and County Judge may exercise the powers, on an appropriate local scale, granted the governor by the Texas Disaster Act of 1975. They may also designate a coordinator (EMC) to serve as an assistant. Political subdivisions may establish inter-jurisdictional agreements to manage and mutually benefit from local emergency management programs.
Angelina County Flood Plain Management
Amendments to National Flood Insurance Programs Maps
- Community Acknowledgement Form