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Posted on: June 9, 2020

URGENT: Notice from the Port Arthur Health Department-Port Arthur, TX 6.09.2020

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Please read the attached notice from the Port Arthur Health Department regarding Coronavirus cases in Port Arthur, Texas, as of June 9, 2020.


NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF PORT ARTHUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Today, June 9, 2020, the City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of four (4) additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). One individual is a male between the age range 35-40, and the other three individuals are females in the age ranges of 25-30, 40-45, and 75-80. 

For confidentiality purposes, the PAHD is not releasing any additional information to identify these individual. This brings the total to seventy-four (74) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the City of Port Arthur.

As more businesses are opening, the Health Department is encouraging all citizens to remain vigilant about maintaining social distance.  If you are in a place where social distancing cannot be maintained, a face covering should be used.  This is still a very serious situation, and we are not yet in the position of relaxing our efforts of using any non-pharmaceutical interventions. It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. Stay up to date with public health guidelines from cdc.gov. 

These are steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones protected:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues are not available, cough and sneeze into your elbow. Do not cough and sneeze into your hands.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Get a flu shot. The flu vaccine does not offer protection against COVID-19, but it is also flu season.

 Call the City of Port Arthur Health Department at (409) 983-8880 or your healthcare provider if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath for further guidance, and for location of testing sites.

NOTICE FROM THE PA HEALTH DEPARTMENT- Port Arthur, TX 06.09.2020 

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