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4/2/2020

Seal of Brazoria CountyDate: April 2, 2020 5:00 PM

Subject: Brazoria County reports fourteen new cases totaling one hundred and twenty-three COVID-19 Cases

One hundred and twenty-three COVID-19 Cases in Brazoria 

The Brazoria County Health Department is reporting fourteen new COVID-19 cases today, April 2, bringing the total cases to one hundred and twenty-three in Brazoria County. Please see below for information on the fourteen new cases:

Case 1 – The individual is a female between the ages of 30-40 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation

Case 2 – The individual is a male between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Pearland.

Case 3 – The individual is a male between the ages of 70-80 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 4 – The individual is a female between the ages of 70-80 and resides in Angleton. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation.

Case 5 – The individual is a female between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Rosharon.

Case 6 – The individual is a female between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Manvel.

Case 7– The individual is a female between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation.

Case 8– The individual is a female between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Clute. This case is travel related. She is recovering in home isolation.

Case 9– The individual is a female between the ages of 30-40 and resides in Pearland.

Case 10 – The individual is a male between the ages of 30-40 and resides in Alvin.

Case 11– The individual is a female between the ages of 30-40 and resides in Alvin.

Case 12– The individual is a male between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Rosharon. This case is travel related. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 13– The individual is a male between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Pearland.

Case 14– The individual is a female between the ages of 30-40 and resides in Pearland.

Today, April 2, there are five individuals fully recovered and released from home isolation totaling 20 recovered cases to date.

All COVID-19 cases are being investigated by the Brazoria County Health Department.

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Sharon Trower

Public Information Officer

Office of County Judge L.M. “Matt” Sebesta, Jr.

3/31/2020

NOTICE from UTMB Health Angleton: When you need care, UTMB Health is just a phone call away. 

 Experienced Nurse Triage Line available 24/7.
 (800) 917-8906.

 COVID-19 has changed many things in our region. But it hasn’t changed UTMB Health’s commitment to serving you and your family. The same health care providers who see you in our clinics are offering televisits for urgent and routine care. To schedule call (800) 917-8906, day or night.

Seal of Brazoria CountyDate: March 31, 2020 5:00 PM

Subject: Brazoria County reports sixteen new cases totaling ninety-five COVID-19 Cases

Ninety-five COVID-19 Cases in Brazoria 

The Brazoria County Health Department is reporting sixteen new COVID-19 cases this afternoon, March 31, bringing the total cases to ninety-five in Brazoria County. Please see below for information on the sixteen new cases:

Case 1 – The individual is a female between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation

Case 2 – The individual is a male between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Rosharon. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 3 – The individual is a male between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Rosharon. This case is not travel related. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 4 – The individual is a male between the ages of 10-20 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. He is hospitalized.

Case 5 – The individual is a male between the ages of 80-90 and resides in Manvel. He is hospitalized.

Case 6 – The individual is a male between the ages of 60-70 and resides in Rosharon.

Case 7– The individual is a male between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Alvin. This case is not travel related. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 8– The individual is a female between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Alvin. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation.

Case 9– The individual is a male between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 10 – The individual is a male between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Pearland. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 11– The individual is a male between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Pearland. He is hospitalized.

Case 12– The individual is a male between the ages of 70-80 and resides in Manvel. He is hospitalized.

Case 13– The individual is a female between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Pearland. She is recovering in home isolation.

Case 14– The individual is a male between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Alvin. He is hospitalized.

Case 15– The individual is a male between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Brazoria. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 16– The individual is a male between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Pearland.

Today, March 31, there are five individuals fully recovered and released from home isolation totaling 10 recovered cases to date. However, of the ninety-five case, fifteen are hospitalized.

All COVID-19 cases are being investigated by the Brazoria County Health Department.

Residents who have questions concerning COVID-19 can call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, for non-health related questions call 979-864-1898, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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There is a new Executive Order where businesses can apply to be considered an “essential business” per the Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 17 critical infrastructure sectors.

The registration form is located at the following website:

http://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/

 Seal of Brazoria CountyFacilities Capable of COVID-19 Testing in Brazoria County

 Prior arrangements must be made at each facility in order to be seen. All visits are treated as regular provider visits.
 Evaluation includes appropriate testing based on patient symptoms. See link http://ow.ly/RcXa50yRCNJ

Governors SealGovernor Abbott Issues Executive Order, Implements Statewide Essential Services And Activities Protocols

 AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. The Governor’s Executive Order renews and amends his previous order enforcing federal social distancing guidelines for COVID-19, including closing schools and instructing Texans to avoid eating or drinking at bars and restaurants. The protocols allow exceptions for essential activities and services based on the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Examples of these essential services include healthcare, grocery stores, banking and financial services, utilities, child care for essential service employees, and government services. 

 Today’s Executive Order follows the decision by President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance social distancing guidelines and extend the deadline for these guidelines to April 30th.

 Governor Abbott was joined for the announcement by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, and Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath.

 “Social distancing is our best tool in the fight against COVID-19, and the actions we have taken thus far have proven to be effective in limiting the spread of this virus,” said Governor Abbott. “Now it is time to redouble our efforts to reduce further exposure as much as possible and flatten the curve. As with all the actions the state is taking, the Essential Services and Activities Protocols is informed by the expertise and guidance of the CDC as well as state and local health officials. I urge my fellow Texans to heed these heightened social distancing directives to protect their health and the health of those around them. By following these guidelines, we will limit the spread of COVID-19 and overcome this challenge together.”

 The Executive Order renews and expands the Governor’s previous directive to minimize social gatherings and minimize contact with people who are not in the same household. It also renews the Governor’s directive to avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, and visiting gyms or massage establishments, and it expands the order to include tattoo studios, piercing studios, and cosmetology salons. 

 In accordance with federal guidelines, people are still prohibited from visiting nursing home, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance. Additionally, schools will remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance through May 4, 2020.

 This Executive Order does not prohibit people from accessing essential services or engaging in essential daily activities, such as going to the grocery store or gas station, providing or obtaining other essential services, hunting or fishing, or engaging in physical activity like jogging or bicycling, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. The order also includes exemption for religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services.

 TDEM will maintain an online list of essential services specified in the Governor’s Executive Order at www.tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/. Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of TDEM.

 These orders will be effective on a statewide basis starting at 12:01 AM on April 2, 2020 and will end on April 30, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.

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3/30/2020

Seal of Brazoria County

Date: March 30, 2020 – 4:45 PM

Subject: Brazoria County reports seventy-nine COVID-19 Cases

Seventy-nine COVID-19 Cases in Brazoria 

The Brazoria County Health Department is reporting twelve new COVID-19 cases this afternoon, March 30, bringing the total cases to seventy-nine in Brazoria County. A previous COVID-19 case was transferred to another jurisdiction in which the individual currently resides, reducing Brazoria County’s positive case number by one from the previous news release of sixty-eight to sixty-seven. The twelve new cases bring the total to seventy-nine. Please see below for information on the twelve new cases:

Case 1 – The individual is a female between the ages of 40-50 and resides in Manvel. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation

Case 2 – The individual is a female between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Angleton. This case is not travel related. She is recovering in home isolation.

Case 3 – The individual is a male between the ages of 70-80 and resides in Pearland.

Case 4 – The individual is a female between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Pearland.

Case 5 – The individual is a male between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Pearland.

Cases 4 & 5 – These individuals reside in the same household.

Case 6 – The individual is a male between the ages of 70-80 and resides in Pearland. This case is not travel related. He is recovering in home isolation. This case is linked to a previously reported case.

Case 7 – The individual is a male between the ages of 5-10 and resides in Angleton. This case is not travel related. He is recovering in home isolation.

Case 8 – The individual is a female between the ages of 5-10 and resides in Pearland.

Case 9 – The individual is a male between the ages of 50-60 and resides in Pearland.

Cases 8 & 9 - These individuals reside in the same household and are linked to a previously reported case.

Case 10 – The individual is a male between the ages of 20-30 and resides in Pearland.

Case 11 – The individual is a male between the ages of 30-40 and resides in Pearland.

Case 12 – The individual is a male between the ages of 70-80 and resides in Manvel.

All COVID-19 cases are being investigated by the Brazoria County Health Department.

Residents who have questions concerning COVID-19 can call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, for non-health related questions call 979-864-1898, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.


3/27/2020

Seal of Brazoria CountyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Date: March 27, 2020 1:00 PM

 Subject: Brazoria County COVID-19 Update

 COVID-19 Update
 Of the thirty-nine COVID-19 cases reported by Brazoria County Health Department on March 26, four of those cases were hospitalized. Today, March 27, of the thirty-nine cases, three other individuals have gone from recovering in home isolation to hospitalization, totaling seven cases now in hospital care.
 We are asking Brazoria County residents to take the Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order seriously. Only go out when you have essentials to pick-up or traveling to-and-from your essential place of employment. You are not prohibited from engaging in outside activities, but it is not a time for social gatherings. When out, practice social distancing to protect you and your family from the spread of this very contagious disease, COVID-19.
 Stay Safe Brazoria County.
 Residents who have questions concerning COVID-19 can call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, for non-health related questions call 979-864-1898, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
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 Best regards,

 Sharon Trower
 Public Information Officer
 Office of County Judge L.M. “Matt” Sebesta, Jr.

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3/24/2020

Seal of Brazoria County

Twenty-eight COVID-19 Cases in Brazoria County
The Brazoria County Health Department is reporting nine new cases this afternoon, bringing the total cases to twenty-eight in Brazoria County. http://ow.ly/6OCT50yUNqL 

3/20/2020

Seal of Brazoria County

Five more COVID-19 Cases in Brazoria County Brazoria County Health Department has identified five more cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total to 10.  Please click the link for more information.
 http://ow.ly/EAaS50yRCRC
 #COVID19 

message from the mayor

Important Message from Mayor Perez

Keep Calm

Notice: We ask that citizens rely on the City of Angleton Website and Facebook Page for important updates and information concerning COVID-19. There are rumors circulating about curfews and other topics that are untrue and cause confusion when repeated. The City of Angleton will continue to disseminate information as quickly as possible and asks that you check City of Angleton sources for accurate information. Look forward to the Mayor’s video update Friday, 3/20. Thank you. 

3/19/2020

Seal of Brazoria County

Here is a list of COVID-19 Testing Facilities in Brazoria County. REMEMBER you must call ahead and meet the CDC testing criteria https://www.cdc.gov/coronavir…/…/symptoms-testing/index.html 

COVID-19 Testing Facilities

Governors SealFor Immediate Distribution  |  March 19, 2020 |  (512) 463-1826
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will aid in the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
 
Governor Abbott was joined for the announcement by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen.
 
Commissioner Hellerstedt also announced that he has declared a Public Health Disaster which will give state and local officials additional tools to respond to COVID-19. The Governor’s Executive Orders, combined with the Public Health Disaster, provide Texas with enhanced tools and protocols to help state and local partners in their ongoing efforts to respond to, track the progress of, and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.
 
"The State of Texas is at a pivotal moment in our response to COVID-19, and it is imperative that we act now on preemptive measures to slow the spread of this virus," said Governor Abbott. "One of the most effective ways we can do this is by promoting more social distancing and ensuring Texans avoid large group settings such as bars, restaurants, gyms, and schools where the risk of spreading COVID-19 is high. We must also continue to protect our most vulnerable populations, which is why the State of Texas is barring all visitations at nursing homes and retirement or long-term care facilities except in the case of critical assistance. Today’s executive orders are precautionary measures that are in line with guidelines from the CDC and they will strengthen Texas’ ability to safeguard our communities and respond to COVID-19. As Texans, we must continue to work collaboratively to slow the spread of this virus and protect public health."
 
The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott:
 
• Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
• Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
• Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
• Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.
 
These orders will be effective on a statewide basis starting at 11:59 PM on March 20, 2020 and will end at 11:59 PM on April 3, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.
 
This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services.
 
For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVD-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire.
 
Under Chapter 81 of the Health and Safety Code, Commissioner Hellerstedt’s Public Health Disaster Declaration triggers a number of important tools for state and local officials to respond to COVID-19:
• Texas and local health authorities can more easily require property owners to disinfect, decontaminate, and seal off property that might be contaminated.
• It authorizes health authorities to take additional control measures that they see fit to control and eradicate the threat to public health.
• It streamlines the process for state and local health authorities to invoke the courts to enforce quarantines of individuals.
• Activates enhanced tools for DSHS to collect disease and health information and to share that information with law enforcement personnel and first responders as appropriate.

CDCA new CDC MMWR report shows that adults ages 65 and older are at greatest risk for severe disease and death from COVID-19. It’s especially important for older adults to be vigilant in avoiding potential exposures through frequent hand washing and practicing social distancing. http://bit.ly/2xP3EaF 

3/18/2020

Governors SealTexas is committed to supporting businesses & employees affected by #COVID19. Restaurants with a permit may now deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases; alcohol distributors & manufacturers may buy back excess inventory.

 AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a waiver that will allow restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to patrons, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks. The Governor also directed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages to repurchase or sell back unopened product. 

 These waivers are in response to the financial hardship caused by COVID-19 that has disproportionately affected the hospitality industry. 

 "The State of Texas is committed to supporting retailers, restaurants, and their employees," said Governor Abbott. "These waivers will allow restaurants to provide enhanced delivery options to consumers during this temporary period of social distancing."

 Under this waiver, effective immediately, restaurants with a mixed beverage permit may sell beer, wine, or mixed drinks for delivery as long as they are accompanied by food purchased from the restaurant. 

 The buy-back waiver allows alcohol distributors and manufacturers to repurchase excess inventory from restaurants, bars, and clubs affected by event cancellations due to COVID-19.

                                                                                                               
Seal of Brazoria CountyThe Brazoria County Health Department is reporting its fourth case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The individual is male, between the age of 55-65, and resides in the Manvel area. The individual is being hospitalized and is in stable condition. The Brazoria County Health Department is investigating this case to identify any contacts he may have had. Brazoria County continues to work with local, state, and federal Health authorities to stay abreast of information on this growing health emergency.
 We ask residents to please stay home if you are sick, practice social distancing, and take preventive actions to help stop the spread of this virus.
 Residents who have questions concerning COVID-19 can call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

SBA

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

3/17/2020

Call Center Number COVID19

Mayor Jason Perez signs Declaration of DisasterMayor Signing Declaration

3/16/2020

What to do if sick


3/13/2020

Message from City of Angleton Office of Emergency Management:  As of this morning (9:00 AM), 3/13/2020 - There are no confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Brazoria County. Please help us with rumor control as there are no cases at this time in the county. The Brazoria County Health Department and County Officials are monitoring the ever-changing situation very closely. We will provide information as we receive it to keep you updated and informed.  The best way to protect you and your loved ones is to take preventive actions to avoid exposure to COVID-19.

 Stay home if sick.
 Stay calm and stay positive.
 Follow recommendations of frequent and thorough hand washing
 Clean surfaces frequently that are touched, utilizing household cleaners.
 Limit person to person contact. Consider a fist or elbow bump instead of a handshake when appropriate; this includes hugging.
 Be mindful of limiting your participation in large gatherings, until this matter is resolved.

Our goal is to spread awareness, not alarm. We are optimistic that our community can significantly minimize our exposure potential if we all work together. Ultimately, our goal is to mitigate the community spread of the virus, and we are here to help in accomplishing that goal. If you have questions about your role, we direct you to these resources:

 For more information, please see the CDC’s website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 For more information, please see the DSHS website here:https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/


3/6/2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is now being reported in neighboring counties to Brazoria County.While there is NOT a present threat of COVID-19 in Angleton or Brazoria County, we want to assure our citizens and guests that we are continuously monitoring the situation with the state and local health authorities and making preparations to protect our community.
As a PRECAUTION, the Angleton Police Department’s 911 call center has instituted new protocol in their questions when a citizen or guest requests a call for service from fire, police, or EMS. These questions are formulated in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) interim guidelines and vetted through the Texas Department of State Health Serves (DSHS), and Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps. The objective with these questions is to help with the timely and accurate recognition and response to any potentially infected person to combat community spread and protect 1st responders from exposure as well.
As a PRECAUTION only, citizens and guests may notice that 1st responders may begin to take additional precautions around unknown situations, including keeping at least 6 feet of distance from another person while they talk, along with wearing additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like face masks, eye-wear, etc. They may also ask further questions to attempt to detect a potential exposure to COVID – 19 whether symptoms exist or not. All of these measures are precautionary and intended to do our part to minimize the potential for spread in our community until this situation is resolved.
We can assure our community that all precautions being recommended by CDC and DSHS are being taken seriously and are being implemented when appropriate. We appreciate your cooperation with us in doing the following:

Stay home if sick.
Stay calm and stay positive.
Follow recommendations of frequent and thorough hand washing
Clean surfaces frequently that are touched, utilizing household cleaners.
Limit person to person contact. Consider a fist or elbow bump instead of a handshake when appropriate; this includes hugging.
Be mindful of limiting your participation in large gatherings, until this matter is resolved.

Our goal is to spread awareness, not alarm. We are optimistic that our community can significantly minimize our exposure potential if we all work together. Ultimately, our goal is to mitigate the community spread of the virus, and we are here to help in accomplishing that goal. If you have questions about your role, we direct you to these resources:

For more information, please see the CDC’s website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
For more information, please see the DSHS website here:https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

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