Archer County Judge Randy Jackson announced the county had 67 positive cases with four of them being active during the Archer County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Sept. 14. The county also has reported one COVID-19 related fatality.
As long as the county has less than 20 active cases it will remain exempt from GA-29 Order which mandates facial coverings in public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
Windthorst ISD Superintendent Lonnie Hise confirmed three individuals within the district were out with active COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, Sept. 15. He added the individuals were waiting returns of another test before a potential return to the campus.
he has since recovered.
Archer City Mayor Kelvin Green released a press release on Sunday, Sept. 6, stating the town has had 10 cases to date with nine of them being listed as recovered.
According to a previous release from Jackson, when someone is tested, they are self-isolated until negative test results come back which can take two to five days or until they are seven days free of all symptoms.
The release adds a person who tests positive for COVID-19 is quarantined for two weeks and two negative tests are required for that person to return to work. Local Health Authorities, which is Doctor Aaron Purdy for Archer County, communicate with quarantined and isolated patients daily. Jackson said he speaks daily with Purdy’s Physician Assistant and the “county’s first line of defense” Dr. Randi Rowe.
The judge encouraged anybody feeling sick to see a physician for screening, possible testing and isolation protocol.
According to the Center for Disease Control, symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose or diarrhea.
According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 cases dashboard, Archer County has had 67 positive cases with an estimated four active cases of COVID-19 as of press time Tuesday. The state of Texas has had 663,445 positive cases reported with 14,211 deaths and an estimated 581,204 recoveries and an estimated 68,030 active cases.
Archer City ISD Superintendent CD Knobloch said he was unaware of any COVID-19 cases in the district as of Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Holliday ISD Superintendent Cody Carroll said the district has had one student in the high school test positive for COVID-19, but