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Gregg County Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

Gregg County Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

LONGVIEW -- A Gregg County Jail inmate has contacted the coronavirus. In a press release on Thursday, the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office said the inmate was hospitalized last weekend and a test for COVID-19 came back positive. According to the letter, Gregg County and Smith County Sheriff’s Office have “developed a joint operational plan” on housing inmates who test positive for the virus. This moves things forward to the first step in that joint operation plan. The inmate ...

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ETFB Staff Member Tests Positive to COVID-19

ETFB Staff Member Tests Positive to COVID-19

TYLER -- The East Texas Food Bank has had a staff member test positive for the coronavirus. The agency said in a statement on Thursday that the person developed symptoms on March 24, left the food bank immediately and has been self-quarantined since then. The food bank found out on Wednesday that the test did come back positive for COVID-19. ETFB had initiated social distancing and remote work on March 16. The staff member had no close contact with ...

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Corona

10th Confirmed Case in Gregg County

LONGVIEW -- Gregg County has reached double-digits of confirmed coronavirus cases. On Thursday, Longview Mayor Andy Mack announced that the county had reached its tenth case of COVID-19. According to our news partner KETK, Bowie County also has 9 cases, they both are behind only Smith County in East Texas with 47. Gregg County remains under a stay-at-home order after it was handed down last week.

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Preparedness Plans in Place if Necessary

Preparedness Plans in Place if Necessary

TYLER -- In a joint briefing with Smith County and the City of Tyler, on Thursday they announced the current state of affairs locally, regarding the coronavirus. Judge Moran said, "things have changed quickly, we have gone from 27 cases here in Smith County to 47 cases of COVID-19, we have put together a preparedness plan and it continues to progress in case it is needed." Mayor Martin Heines was grateful of the effort from so many across the city ...

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Smith County Steady at 47 Coronavirus Cases

Smith County Steady at 47 Coronavirus Cases

TYLER -- On Thursday the joint information committee announced Smith County was holding steady from the day before, with a total of 47 confirmed cases of the coronavirus county-wide as of 12 noon. Ten new cases were added to the total Wednesday.  Gregg County is now reporting 9 cases of COVID-19. Click the link to go to NET Health site. https://www.mynethealth.org/coronavirus/. Smith County remains under a "Stay at Home" order through April 10th. Smith County has limited walk-in services available. The ...

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Fight Cancer Texas Oncology

Nurse Tests Positive to Coronavirus at Tyler Facility

TYLER -- A nurse at Texas Oncology in Tyler has tested positive for COVID-19. According to our news partner KETK, on Thursday the facility issued a statement regarding the positive result: “Texas Oncology’s priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue to provide needed cancer care to our patients, while protecting the safety our staff and patients. We are following CDC guidelines in every aspect of our response. A nurse at our Tyler cancer center has tested positive for ...

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Marshall Library

Library Closes Curbside Service in Marshall

MARSHALL -- On Wednesday, in conformance with the City of Marshall Shelter in Place order the Marshall Public Library announced the suspension of curbside service until further notice. The library says their goal is to safeguard the health of library patrons and employees. Existing requests will be fulfilled. Library staff will notify the individual when the requested items are available for pickup at the back door. No new requests will be taken moving forward.

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Tyler Chosen for Governor’s Community Achievement Award

Tyler Chosen for Governor's Community Achievement Award

TYLER -- Tyler found out on Thursday, that they will be one 10 winners to be celebrated by Keep Texas Beautiful as a winner at the 2020 Governor's Community Achievement Awards. The honor is designated for outstanding community improvement. KTB, along with TxDOT, has honored Texas communities for more than 5 decades. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Tyler will receive $290,000 for a landscaping project. Keep Tyler Beautiful is scheduled ...

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Blood Center Participating in Investigational Use per Physicians Request

Blood Center Participating in Investigational Use per Physicians Request

TYLER -- Carter BloodCare is working with doctors and hospitals to facilitate the collection of convalescent plasma. The FDA say's that it is possible that convalescent plasma that contains antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) might be effective against the infection." Carter BloodCare has specialized equipment and the staff with expertise to collect plasma from individuals identified by their doctors as having a suitable concentration of antibodies causing the coronavirus. In addition to satisfying the blood center's donor criteria, ...

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