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As of July 9, 2020

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  1. COVID-19 Summary Daily 11-23-20
  2. COVIDDataDelay-NewsFlash (1)

    COVID Data Reporting Will be Delayed During Holidays

    The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will delay reporting COVID data during the upcoming holiday season and wants to alert the media and public about this change in routine. Read on...
  3. Free helpline available to help those dealing with COVID-19 related mental health concerns

    Need to talk to someone?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a myriad of new concerns and stressors for all of us. Now there's free help just a phone call away! Read on...
  4. The City&#39s response to Governor Abbott&#39s June 26, 2020 Executive Order

    City response to Governor Abbott's June 26th Executive Order

    The City of Abilene encourages all citizens and business owners to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order issued earlier today, limiting certain businesses and services in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  5. Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of May 6, 2020

    Required change in test reporting brings total cases of COVID-19 in Taylor County to 206

    The Texas Department of State Health Services has notified the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District of two changes needing to made in its reporting of COVID-19 positive test results. Read on...
  6. Thirty six AFD personnel self isolate with COVID-19

    Thirty-six Abilene Fire Department self-isolate with COVID-19

    An additional seven members of the department are in self-quarantine awaiting test results. Read on...
  7. MERCY Clinic and Health District close to public until further notice

    MERCY Clinic and Abilene Taylor County Public Health District closed to public

    Tele-services and COVID-19 testing still are available by calling 325.676.6634 or 325.692.5600. Read on...
  8. Coronavirus update for April 22, 2020
  9. Notice of news conference April 20, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.
  10. Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 2nd COVID-19 death for Taylor County

    Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports second COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

    The deceased patient was a male in his 70s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at Hendrick Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. Read on...
  11. Coronavirus update for April 9, 2020

    Possible exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals at Southwest Drive Walmart

    The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District would like to notify the public of possible exposure to individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 at Abilene’s south side Walmart located at 4350 Southwest Drive. Read on...
  12. Coronavirus-Update_4-4-NewsFlash

    Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

    The deceased patient was a female in her 40s, and a resident of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) with underlying medical conditions. Read on...
  13. Testing Update March 28 2020

    Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives four positive COVID-19 test results

    These four positive test results brings the total positive test count for Taylor County and Dyess Air Force Base to seven. Read on...
  14. A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

    A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

    Mayor Anthony Williams shares a message with residents as he plans to take another step to further safeguard the health of our community against COVID-19 Read on...
  15. Testing Update for March 27 2020

    Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives second positive COVID-19 test result

    This is the second positive test result received by the Health District, and the third total for Taylor County and Dyess AFB Read on...
  16. Coronavirus update for March 27, 2020

    Details around first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County

    An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the first individual to test positive for COVID-19 in Taylor County has revealed the following information... Read on...
  17. Graphic image announcing first confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in Taylor County

    Abilene Taylor-County Health District receives first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19

    The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of their positive test result Thursday, March 26. Read on...
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Have a Safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

Low Risk Activities

  • Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household
  • Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others
  • Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family
  • Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday
  • Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home

Moderate Risk Activities

  • Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community
    • Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs
  • Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
  • Attending a small outdoor sports events with safety precautions in place

Higher Risk Activities

  • Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving
  • Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race
  • Attending crowded parades
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household