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Posted on: June 30, 2020

URGENT: Notice from the Port Arthur Health Department-Port Arthur, TX 6.30.2020

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Please read the following notice from the Port Arthur Health Department regarding Coronavirus cases in the City of Port Arthur, as of June 30, 2020.




Today, June 30, 2020, the City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of twenty-one (21) additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). These individuals include two females between 10-15, one between 15-20, one between 20-25, three between 30-35, one each between 45-50; 50-55; 60-65; and 65-70. 

The other individuals include two males between 5-10; one between 10-15; two between 20-25; two between 30-35; one each between 35-40; 40-45; and 65-70. For confidentiality purposes, the PAHD is not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals. This brings the total to one hundred ninety-one (*191) Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in the City of Port Arthur. *A correction is being made for the Friday, June 26th report; the total should have reflected 160 instead of 161.

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 those non-pharmaceutical interventions. 

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

  • Wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth when entering an area where it is difficult to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • 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.  

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