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Posted on: July 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 7/1 COVID-19 Update


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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

COVID-19 Update - July 1st

Last week, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) notified the Ellis County Office of Emergency Management of the transition to a statewide system for COVID-19 investigating and contact tracing through the Texas Health Trace (THT) web-based platform. In recent developments, THT has distributed the first set of COVID-19 case line lists including a breakdown of cases by age, gender, and address. There has been no further indication regarding the regularity of distribution of this data from DSHS or THT. To maintain transparency we will continue to provide information to the public as data is made available to us from the State of Texas. Please note this is a direct report from THT and it does not match the DSHS dashboard. The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management has informed this discrepancy to DSHS public health region 2/3 and have been notified they are working to resolve this issue. 

According to the case line list provided by THT, there are 874 total cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County,  including 295 active cases and 560 recoveries.

COVID-19 in Ellis County:7-1 COVID-19 Graphic7-1 COVID-19 Charts

The Ellis County Office of Emergency Management and the Local Health Authority recommend residents practice physical distancing while in public, wear a mask, and sanitize to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 in Ellis County. Together, we are all responsible for protecting the health of our neighbors, friends, and family. 

Stay vigilant Ellis County.

Todd Little, Ellis County Judge & Emergency Management Director

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