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Effective Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Mason County Judge, Jerry Bearden, has declared a Local Disaster for Public Health and Safety Emergency.

Click here to view the DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY EMERGENCY.  

Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Additional 31 Counties For Major Disaster Declaration

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional 31 Texas counties to be added to the President's Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 13th. On February 20th, the White House partially approved Texas' request for a Major Disaster Declaration. The partial approval included Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties. 

Additional counties will continue to be re-requested as the State of Texas continues to receive information reported from individuals who have suffered damage from the winter storm. Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management's Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIARTto help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. FEMA has asked the state of Texas for additional information regarding the amount of damage in the counties that have yet to be declared, and TDEM will continue to present that information until all Texas counties that qualify for federal assistance receive the assistance they need.

"I thank FEMA for their swift approval of these additional counties and for their continued partnership as we ensure Texans have access to relief following the winter storm," said Governor Abbott. "I urge Texans to use the Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool so that the state can continue to identify damages and fight for the crucial assistance that our communities need."

Counties included in this approval are Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Jones, Limestone, Lubbock, Medina, Milam, Navarro, Rusk, Taylor, Tom Green, Val Verde, Washington, Wood.

 

If you have livestock losses, please complete the survey located above by March 3, 2021.  

         

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

From the Office of County Judge, Jerry Bearden:

 

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have been closely working together with numerous state health agencies to provide the public with educational materials on how to stay safe with regard to COVID-19. 

At this time, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, however, there are precautionary measure that will help to minimize or even avoid the contraction of the coronavirus:

 

  • Frequently wash hands with soap for a duration of at least 20 seconds;
  • Cover mouth with a clean tissue or inside of elbow when coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home if flu-like symptoms are present, as well as, drink plenty of fluids;
  • Visit local clinic as necessary.

 

For more information about the prevention and treatment programs, please visit the Center of Disease Control website – www.cdc.gov – or the Texas Department of State Health Services website – www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus .

  

 

February 24, 2021 @ 5:30pm  Click here for Official Report.

1530 Tested 
0 Results Pending
1223 Negative Results
307 Positive Results (291 Recovered/Quarantine Complete; 3 Fatalities;
13 Known Active Cases)

These numbers possibly reflect fewer cases than the state's report (DSHS) due to patients completing quarantine requirements.

If you received a positive test result from an 'out of county' facility, please provide certified results to Dr. Horne at Frontera Clinic or to Judge Bearden at the Mason County Courthouse.  

Mason County has started to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.  If you are interested in having your name added to a waiting list, please call our office (325-347-5556) or email us (county.judges.asst@co.mason.tx.us) with this information:  Name, Phone Number, Date of Birth, County of Residence, and a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to underlying/current health conditions.  -Judge Bearden

Mason County is currently waiting for vaccines.  If you have called or emailed to put your name on the list, you will be notified by Frontera Clinic to schedule an appointment as doses are available.  Please be patient and know that the clinic and the county are doing everything possible to secure an adequate amount of vaccine for our citizens.  - Judge Bearden

Click on these links for excellent suggestions on how to cope with Covid-19: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html    
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html