Daily Briefing from Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center April 7, 2020
BEAUMONT, Texas – The following information from the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center summarizes activities and developments related to COVID-19 in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, and Tyler counties:
*These numbers are a compilation from several different health departments and may not be 100% accurate and are up-to-date as of the time of this posting.
Total calls received by Call Center – 2,886
- 100 calls received today
- 1,079 patients have been tested at the two test sites
Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick also issued the 7 th amendment to Jefferson County’s Emergency Order stating the temporary suspension of local cremation permits of all suspected or positive COVID-19 decedents until 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2020 unless otherwise amended or terminated. In Addendum 5, Branick also that all golf courses, driving ranges and golf training centers be closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
If you are experiencing symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) or you believe you have been exposed to an infected individual, you can call 409-550-2536 to be evaluated for testing. The Call Center is open 24-hours, seven days a week.
If you are looking for information about COVID-19, please do not call the Call Center. You can call 211 option 6 or visit SETINFO.ORG.