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Jim Wells County Emergency Management 

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez and the Office of Emergency Management continue to monitor the information, on a daily basis, that is being shared by state and federal officials regarding COVID-19.

At this time (3/12/20), there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jim Wells County. We know and understand that there are some surrounding communities across the region where some possible cases may exist, but it’s for this very reason that we all must take precautions in our homes and when we go out into the public.

As simple as it may sound, washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough is one of the best methods of prevention to stop the spread of germs.

One of the best places to get information on COVID-19 is from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website at:

Or you can contact the DSHS COVID-19 Call Center at: 1-877-570-9779; Monday –Friday from 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Another great source of information is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website at:

The CDC COVID-19 telephone line is: 1-800-232-4636.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled
into the lungs.

Local, state, and federal government officials will continue to work alongside the medical professionals at the CDC and along with state and local health authorities.

Again, visit the websites daily to find all the current information including prevention and detection.

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