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April 3, 2020
Please read the notice below from the Port Arthur Health Department regarding COVID-19 cases in Port Arthur, Texas:
PLEASE ADHERE TO THE STAY AT HOME ORDERS ISSUED BY THE CITY OF PORT ARTHUR AND BY JEFFERSON COUNTY.
Today, April 3, 2020, the City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of four (4) positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Port Arthur residents.
This brings the total to thirteen (13) positive cases for Port Arthur. These individuals are between the age range of 15-55. Three of the four cases are believed to be travel related. One of these individuals is hospitalized, and the other three are quarantined at home and are cooperating with local health officials. For confidentiality purposes, the PAHD is not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals.
Epidemiological investigators and public health staff will perform investigations and surveillance on these patients, and will identify individuals who potentially were associated with these cases. Those identified to be at possible risk of exposure or infection will be contacted for further case investigation.
These are steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones protected:
Call the COVID-19 hotline at (409) 550-2536 or your healthcare provider if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and are concerned you have come in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient or have a history of travel from affected geographic areas within 14 days of symptom onset.
It is important that you call first so they can evaluate your risk and determine if they need to see you in person so that other patients are not potentially put at risk.
NOTICE FROM THE PA HEALTH DEPARTMENT- 04.03.2020