Limestone County Emergency Management Director Matt Groveton reported at noon that Health Region 7 has reported the county’s first COVID-19 virus death. A Mexia woman in her late 50’s to early 60’s passed away Tuesday, March 31.
“It’s suspected that underlying health issue may have contributed to her death,” Groveton reported on the Emergency Management’s Facebook page. The patient was hospitalized in Mexia when she died.
“At this point, everyone should know the COVID-19 is an indiscriminate killer,” Groveton said. “Please follow all CDC recommendations … your life depends on it.”
Spring Cleanup postponed
The Groesbeck Spring 2020 City Wide Cleanup Event that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.
Governor issues executive order
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday 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.