Sabine County

Sabine County has 30 residents who are currently positive for COVID-19 according to Sabine County Judge Daryl Melton.

As I told you yesterday. We have had several go to Center to test and I was waiting for verification. I just received that number. I ask for the positive cases from Monday to now and below is what was reported to me by zip code. I cannot answer when these number will be posted on the DSHS dashboard. 

Hemphill- 21

Bronson - 1

Pineland - 1

Jasper Newton Health District 7 active, while DSHS shows only 2 active. Judge Melton is aware the numbers do not match up to 30 and was not given a timeline for the correction.

Judge Melton encourages everyone to continue to make wise choices regarding personal health and safety. 

This will now give us a total of 30 positive active cases as of 2:35 PM  07/31/20. I will only give numbers that I can verify through an official agency.

"Even though we have opted out of GA-29 face covering, everyone's peace of mind and well being are of the utmost importance. To slow down the transmission of the virus, wearing of masks in public, social distancing, sanitizing and washing hands, along with avoiding crowds are all recommended. (The mandated face covering order (GA-29) may not remain optional once these recent numbers are verified by DSHS)

We have faith that you, as an individual, will make proper decisions for yourself and others pertaining to COVID-19."

Local Testing is available at Sabine County Hospital. Please call for an appointment. at 409-787-3300.

On the 2nd of July, 2020, the Governor of Texas issued Executive Order No. GA-29 regarding the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic and also issued a proclamation amending Executive Order No. GA-28 relating to mass gatherings in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, there are several instances where the Governor’s Executive Order does not address certain situations or seems unclear. Please refer all specific inquiries to the Office of the Texas Governor or to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

Governor’s Office:

  • (800) 843-5789 - Information and Referral Hotline (for Texas callers)
  • (512) 463-1782 – Information, Referral & Opinion Hotline (for Austin, TX & out-of-state callers)
  • (512) 463-2000 - Office of the Governor Main Switchboard (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST)
COVID - 19: Quarantine vs. Isolation


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