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COVID-19 Community Partner Update - March 25, 2020

Post Date:03/25/2020 12:37 PM
COVID-19 tests done in San Angelo (as of 2 p.m. March 25):
 
208 total
97 negative
109 pending
2 positive

City COVID-19 information graphic 

Shannon Medical Center: 
COVID-19 Centralized Screening and Testing
Shannon now has two sites in San Angelo for drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing. This first site is located at the corner of Beauregard and Oaks Street in downtown San Angelo. The second site is located in the Foster Field baseball stadium parking lot located at South Jackson and University on the ASU Campus. Both sites are available from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Patients will first be evaluated in their vehicle by a medical provider. If the provider determines the patient may have COVID-19, according to the criteria set by the CDC, the patient will then be tested on site. Personnel will collect the necessary samples to send off for the test. The patient will then receive instructions regarding self-quarantine and next steps they must take until test results are returned.

The cost is $25 for the screening evaluation and $55 for a COVID-19 test if required, or Shannon will bill the patient's medical insurance. Patients who have been screened at another location, may come to the site for testing with a provider's order.

For more information about screening or testing, call 844-6-SHANNON (844-674-2666).


Vitalant

2020 W. Beauregard Ave, for more information call 325-223-7500 or visit bit.ly/2Ug3B09. Desperate for people to donate blood.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood as it is an essential activity, even amidst COVID-19 response measures.

San Angelo Area Foundation

Press Release:  COVID-19 Community Response Fund 

The San Angelo Area Foundation is closely monitoring the that COVID-19 has had on our community and our local charities.  No category of nonprofits has been immune to the economic effects of COVID-19.  The San Angelo Area Foundation has established a COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide emergency grants to charitable organizations in the Concho Valley who have experienced increased service demands and/or have been impacted by the economic consequences as a result of this outbreak.  View Press Release. 

We know our community stands ready to respond, which is why SAAF has established the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, that will be used to support community needs in response to COVID-19/Coronavirus.  Donations to this fund will be used to provide financial support for area charitable organizations that will work with individuals, families, and communities who may be most affected by this epidemic.

All charities will need continued support over the coming weeks, even if they may not be directly responding the crisis.  We encourage everyone to continue providing financial support to broad range of causes and nonprofits you care about across the Concho Valley.  Nonprofits are going to have an increased need for services during and after this outbreak, as well as access to flexible, unrestricted funds that provide additional dollars to assist them during this epidemic.

Website link. 

Donate link. 

COVID-19 emergency grant requests can be made by non-profits through this link.

For additional resources regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your business, visit the COVID-19 Business Resource Hub or  SBA Guidance & Resources  

Concho Valley Transit District:

Effective immediately, passengers may schedule same day trips. Please also note that all buses and common areas at the Multimodal Facility are being disinfected, top to bottom, at least three times a day and that all employees have been educated to abide by CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
 
CVT prides itself on providing the most reliable form of transportation and best customer service while maintaining a safe atmosphere for everyone. If you have any questions, concerns or need to schedule a trip, contact us at 325-947-8729.
 
Council of Governments

For information regarding available services in your area, dial 2-1-1, 24/7, to be connected with an Information Specialist. After selecting your language option, press 1 to for local community resources, press 2 for state benefits (SNAP, Medicaid, TANF), press 6 to be connected to an Information Specialist for more information on COVID-19.

Please note that the 211 Texas network is experiencing extremely high call volumes, so wait times are longer than usual.

If you would like to submit your question online, visit cvcog.org/cvcog/ and click on “Make a Referral.” A staff person will return your call within 48 hours.

Goodfellow Air Force Base
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The Goodfellow AFB commander has declared a Public Health Emergency and limited movement for military personnel March 24. The base has been in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo since March 19.

The installation command team and the public health emergency officer will coordinate activities and share information with state and local officials responsible for public health and public safety to ensure our response is appropriate for the public health emergency. 

“We have taken key and decisive actions to protect our base population,” said Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander. “I am fully aware that these decisions affect you at a very personal level, but they have been taken to protect your health and safety.”

Limited movement restrictions have been implemented for military personnel allowing movement to and from Goodfellow AFB and leaving residences for essential needs. Essential needs are defined as obtaining medicine, food, household supplies and repair materials, laundry and dry cleaning services, pet supplies, seeing a doctor or other medical provider (to include transporting a dependent or pet for medical care), automotive supplies and repairs, to obtain gas or electricity to fuel a vehicle, and caring for a relative who lives in a separate household.  Exercising outside, such as walking, running, hiking, bicycle riding, or taking a pet outside is also permitted—and encouraged. When exercising outside, guidelines on social distancing with people outside your household must be adhered to. All other movements are prohibited.

In an effort to protect all personnel at Goodfellow AFB, Tier 1 Limited Base Access is now in effect. This tier dictates the following: TIER 1 (Restricted Access): New visitor pass requests permitted only for official business. Pass requests will be submitted through a sponsoring unit commander for validation and forwarded to the Security Forces Visitor Control Center. Contractors, Veterans Identification Card (VIC) holders, military retirees, and dependents are authorized base access.

“Your health, safety and security are our top priority. We will continue to ensure the men and women of the 17th Training Wing have the latest information on the appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of this virus,” said Chief Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, 17th Training Wing command chief.

There are currently zero positive cases of COVID-19 on Goodfellow Air Force Base. We continue to urge everyone to use proper hygiene practices to limit the spread of the disease.

For the most current and up to date information on COVID-19 visit https://www.goodfellow.af.mil/Covid-19-Information/.

Fort Concho Update

Programs & Operations

As of this day, we remain open for self-guided tours with Barracks 1 staff enforcing the 10-person limit rule and social distancing. Of course, traffic has been light but we do handle many phone calls. 

Rentals

Anyone with a rental between now and April 29 has been offered a full refund or a rebooking opportunity later in year. If the rental is after April 3, renters have the opportunity to “stay the course,” pending further news on restrictions.

Programs & Events

All programs and events, all meetings, and all gatherings between now and April 29 have been cancelled or postponed. NEW DATE for Frontier Day is Saturday June 6. Cowboy Way Jubilee of April 30-May 3 remains on schedule pending evaluation of local/state/national conditions in early April. All programs/events for May and beyond are staying on schedule pending April evaluations

Site Operations

We are maintaining our daily routines with the guidelines of “social distancing” and good practices. Grounds are getting mowed; buildings repaired and roofers are tacking two of the officers’ quarters. OQ 6 exterior renovations should start soon and we have at least one firm looking at a bid to cover all remaining projects. Mules remain oblivious to all issues, local and national. Parade Ground is impressively green 

www.fortconcho.com

Texas Comptroller

These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. We’re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, 2020, due date.

We understand that virtually all of our taxpayers are doing their best to remain in compliance and be responsible in submitting the taxes they collected from their customers. With that in mind, our agency is here to offer assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February.

For businesses that find themselves in this situation, our agency is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.

We ask that you contact our Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due.

In addition, we have a variety of online tools for businesses seeking assistance. See ourCOVID-19 emergency response webpage for access to online tools, tutorials and other resources for tax services, and to establish 24/7 online account access with Webfile.

We’re standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times.