Centers for Disease Control
- If you are wondering if your business or job is listed as critical or essential, please review this document:
Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
Frequently asked questions
COVID-19 tests done in San Angelo (as of 2 p.m. April 6):
- 686 total
- 132 pending
- 530 negative
- 24 positive
Process of how positive cases are handled by the Health Department once report is received:
As with any notifiable condition, to include COVID-19, once a positive result is reported to the health department, the department contacts the individual to start a contact investigation. The investigation includes the question of who the positive case was in contact with prior to the lab results being received. Once all contacts are determined, to include phone numbers, the health department begins calling all identified contacts. The health department’s goal is to contact everyone on the patient’s contact list as soon as possible.
As in all medical situations, the person’s affected by this virus have protections under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Therefore, to remain compliant with those provisions, we will only be releasing the information necessary to protect our public.
Please know we are busy staying on top of the ever-changing environment to best serve the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County.
Interview with Tom Green County Local Health Authority
COVID-19 Community Partner Updates
- April 5, 2020 update - Local Health Authority recommends use of cloth masks for public settings
- April 2, 2020 update - SBDC warns of COVID-19 scammers
- March 30, 2020 update - Fort Concho closures.
- March 29, 2020 update - Local health authority issues new rule for grocery and building supply stores limiting the number of people in the store at a time; Texas Workforce Commission shares information about unemployment.
- March 28, 2020 update - Camping in lake parks prohibited; more information from SBDC.
- March 27, 2020 update - Shannon Medical, Goodfellow AFB and the Small Business Development Center.
- March 26, 2020 update - Updates from Nursing, Parks & Rec., Senior Services, Trash Services, and Goodfellow AFB; Vitalant needs people to donate blood.
- March 25, 2020 update - City info graphic; Shannon 2nd drive thru site; Goodfellow AFB update; Vitalant need for donated blood; Area Foundation Community Response Fund; Transit services; Message from the Texas Comptroller; and an update from Fort Concho.
- March 24, 2020 update - Hair salons, nail salons and tattoo parlors close 3/25/20 by 8 a.m.; 2-1-1; Vitalant need for donated blood; Concho Valley ER services; Small Business Development Center update.
- March 23, 2020 update - Shannon Medical Center screening and testing, Senior Centers closed, Transit, Business Resource Hub, and Small Business assistance.
- March 22, 2020 update - Declaration update, medical provider statements, County, and School District.
- March 21, 2020 update - Update on SAPD enforcement and where to go for information from ASU.
- March 20, 2020 update - Public access to city offices closed; Updates on day cares, transit, Shannon, and businesses.
- March 19, 2020 update - City enacts 10-person group limit.
- March 18, 2020 update - From the mayor: We need everyone to do their part.
- March 17, 2020 update - Public access to city buildings scaling back amidst coronavirus concerns.
- March 16, 2020 update - Declaration of Public Health Emergency and a Message from Mayor Gunter
Declarations or Orders
Governor Greg Abbott
City of San Angelo
April 1, 2020 - (Document link) Extending the current declaration through April 30, explanation of when to leave home, essential businesses, prohibited operations and closed businesses.
April 1, 2020 - (Document link) In order to align with Governor Abbott’s order we have made some clarifications to our order from yesterday. Specifically, as it relates to walking, hunting, fishing, boating and golfing.
March 31, 2020 - (Document link) This order closes all public/private recreational facilities that are open to the public.
March 29, 2020 - (Document link) This order limits grocery stores & home improvement/building supply stores to no more than 100 customers in the store at a time and to maintain social distancing between all customers.
March 22, 2020 - (Document link) This order designates health care facilities for the examination, observation, quarantine, isolation, treatment implementation of control measure to the COVID-19 virus. Restricts visitation to medical facilities.
March 19, 2020 - City of San Angelo Continuation of Disaster (10-person group limit)
March 16, 2020 - Declaration of Public Health Emergency in the City of San Angelo
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The San Angelo Health Department is remaining vigilant and monitoring the developing outbreak, alongside its public health partners, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the CDC.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Common human coronaviruses can cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, such as the common cold. There have been coronaviruses that have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle ease respiratory syndrome (MERS).
The CDC believes that symptoms of the virus may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
While there is no current vaccine to prevent infection with 2019-nCoV, as with other respiratory-transmitted diseases, there are certain preventative measures to help stop the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
These measures are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
Because this is a rapidly evolving situation, for the latest developments and additional guidance on the 2019-nCoV for the public, healthcare professionals, and travelers, visit the CDC and DSHS websites.