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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Governor issues Executive Order requiring face masks in public spaces

Public health emergency alert to wear face masks in public spaces

Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order July 2, 2020 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. For a full look at the Governor&...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 COVID-19 testing numbers for Taylor County

These are the latest COVID-19 testing numbers and results reported to the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District as of July 13, 2020.

Probable COVID-19 positives (antigen and antibody test results) have been fully integrated into the Abilene...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

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

The City's response to Governor Abbott's June 26, 2020 Executive Order

The City of Abilene encourages all business owners and citizens 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. The City of Abilene n...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

UPDATED: Reopening dates for City of Abilene services and facilities

City Facilities Reopening

The City of Abilene is working to open several programs and facilities in the coming weeks:

  • Abilene Animal Shelter - Reopening May 11, no Saturday hours, owner surrenders/euthanasia by appointment only
  • Abilene Public Library 
    • Main & South Branch...
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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2020

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

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of May 6, 2020

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 in Taylor County, which will bring the known number of total COVI...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2020

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

Thirty six AFD personnel self isolate with COVID-19

 The Abilene Fire Department reports thirty-six of its members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the past seventy-two hours. An additional seven members of the department are in self-quarantine awaiting test results.  In...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 22, 2020

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

MERCY Clinic and Health District close to public until further notice

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District at 850 North 6th Street, and MERCY Health Care Center at 1902 Shelton Street are now closed to the public until further notice.  

Residents are still able to access resources and COVID-19 testing pr...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 3rd COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

Coronavirus update for April 22, 2020

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the third COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:53 a.m.

The deceased patient was a male in his 60s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

News conference set to discuss COVID-19 testing at AbiMar Foods

Notice of news conference April 20, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.

A news conference will be held Monday, April 20, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. to discuss COVID-19 testing at AbiMar Foods, and the company’s proactive response in minimizing the spread of the virus within their workforce and our community.

AbiMar Foods vol...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2020

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

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 2nd COVID-19 death for Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the second COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

The deceased patient was a male in his 70s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at Hendrick Me...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

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

Coronavirus update for April 9, 2020

CORRECTION/UPDATE: This report pertains to the Southwest Drive Walmart on Abilene’s south side, not the Highway 351 Walmart previously reported.

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District would like to notify the public of possible exposure...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2020

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

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The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The deceased patient was a female in her 40s, and a resident of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) with underlying medical...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2020

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

Testing Update March 28 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received four additional positive test results for COVID-19, bringing the total positive test count for Taylor County and Dyess Air Force Base to seven. 

The four new positive test results are a...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2020

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

Over the last few weeks, the City Council and I have worked to take measured, responsible steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community; we first restricted gatherings to 250 individuals, and as new data was collected, to 50. When Governor Gre...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

Testing Update for March 27 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its second confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County. This brings the total positive test count for Taylor County to three, including a positive result reported by Dyess Air ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

Coronavirus update for March 27, 2020

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the first individual to test positive for COVID-19 in Taylor County has revealed the following information:

  • The infected individual is a resident of Disability Resources, Inc., and was not recently engage...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

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

Graphic image announcing first confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County.

The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of their positive test result Thursday, ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Residents urged to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

Remember to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

The City of Abilene’s Department of Community Services would like to encourage all Abilene area residents using City parks and playgrounds to practice social distancing, and properly sanitize before and immediately after visiting a park, touchin...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Extension of Disaster Declaration Limits Gatherings to 10

Graphic image for COVID-19 update as of March 23, 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective immediately after signing on Monday, March 23, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 10. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 1...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gatherings Limited, City Closures Announced to Limit Potential for Spread of COVID-19

Graphic image stating COVID19 update from City of Abilene as of March 17 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 250. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 250 or more people, and will ...

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