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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Information


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COVID-19 Hotline Information

A DSHS COVID-19 Call Center was established and an email box created to receive incoming questions from the general public.


DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

At this time, we have made all the necessary precautions in Ellis County to protect the lives and
health of our citizens. Ellis County supports President Trump and Governor Abbott in all mitigation
efforts and the emergency declarations announced today. Further, we stand behind our leaders as
they direct the Country and State in this uncertain time. In Ellis County, our citizens are strong and
resilient but we must all understand the magnitude of this situation to reduce our risks.

Myself, Office of Emergency Management, and our Local Health Authority are working diligently with
all local jurisdictions to respond to COVID-19.

Let me assure you that Ellis County will continue to provide adequate resources to the Sheriff’s
department, first responders, and medical personnel.

It is important to remember that while there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County, as
County Judge and Emergency Management Director, I will continue to do whatever is necessary to
protect you as citizens.

Until further notice, we are asking and requesting our local organizations to voluntarily minimize any
planned large events and to either postpone or reset them to a future date. This will allow us to limit
the risk and minimize exposure of the virus in our community.

2 Timothy 1:7 - “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound

We must, and we will all come together and overcome COVID-19 in true Texan fashion. Stay
resilient Ellis County.

Todd Little,
Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

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