Current Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Van Zandt County
Van Zandt County, Texas (January 21, 2021) – The Northeast Texas Public Health District has received confirmation of two positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Van Zandt County bringing the total to two thousand fifteen (2015).
Confirmation of one death, a 60 year old male in the County with a Ben Wheeler address, was also received from the Northeast Texas Public Health District today. All confirmed cases are community spread and currently at home in isolation.
One case is located in the County with a Canton address and one case is located in the County with an Edgewood address.
There are currently 1318 recovered cases, 647 active cases and 50 deaths in Van Zandt County reported by the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
The Northeast Texas Public Health District is now required by the Department of State Health Services to report probable cases. Persons with positive antigen test are considered probable cases. Probable cases are not counted in our active cases above. There is one new probable case reported by the Northeast Texas Public Health District, bringing the total to 1294. 485 are active, 797 are recovered, and 12 deaths.
Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28, every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this face-covering requirement does not apply to the following:
1. any person younger than 10 years of age;
2. any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
3. any person while the person is consuming food or drink, or is seated at a restaurant to eat or drink;
4. any person while the person is (a) exercising outdoors or engaging in physical activity outdoors, and (b) maintaining a safe distance from other people not in the same household;
5. any person while the person is driving alone or with passengers who are part of the same household as the driver;
6. any person obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face covering for security surveillance, screening, or a need for specific access to the face, such as while visiting a bank or while obtaining a personal-care service involving the face, but only to the extent necessary for the temporary removal;
7. any person while the person is in a swimming pool, lake, or similar body of water;
8. any person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering an election, but wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged;
9. any person who is actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship, but wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged;
10. any person while the person is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience; or
11. any person in a county (a) that meets the requisite criteria promulgated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) regarding minimal cases of COVID-19, and (b) whose county judge has affirmatively opted-out of this face-covering requirement by filing with TDEM the required face-covering attestation form—provided, however, that wearing a face covering is highly recommended, and every county is strongly encouraged to follow these face-covering standards