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County ratifies Covid-19 declaration

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

MONTAGUE – The Montague County Commissioner’s Court, meeting in their first tele-conference Monday, ratified the emergency health declaration issued last week by County Judge Rick Lewis extending it until removed.

While state orders supersede county and city directives, passage of the local order “Opens us up for any future grants for assistance,” explained Judge Lewis Monday.

He did recommend the court amend his original order “to continue this order to move forward until we need to take it off.”

The amendment also excluded schools “since they have their own (designation), and they know what their needs are,” the judge explained.

The court swiftly approved the amended order.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Nocona News.

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