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Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates and Information

The City of Odessa is actively monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). On this page you will find the latest news and information affecting our community.

State Testing Criteria

Isolation Precautions for COVID-19

Priority for Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Infection

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order, Implements Statewide Essential Services And Activities Protocols
(March 31, 2020)

If you believe your business is essential, click here.
https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/

 

Mayor Turner has issued a Limited Shelter in Place Order, effective March 30, 2020.

 

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Case Information

 CASE NUMBER  REPORT DATE  AGE GENDER  EXPOSURE  COUNTY OF RESIDENT TESTING
 CASE 1  3/27/2020  50  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 2  3/29/2020  69  MALE  TRAVEL RELATED  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 3  3/29/2020  66  FEMALE  TRAVEL RELATED  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 4  3/29/2020  58  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PUBLIC
 CASE 5  3/29/2020  55  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PUBLIC
 CASE 6  3/30/2020  30  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 7  3/30/2020  41  MALE  TRAVEL RELATED  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 8  3/31/2020 48   MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 9  3/31/2020  36  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 10  3/31/2020  29  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 11  3/31/2020  50  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PUBLIC
 CASE 12  4/02/2020  47  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 13  4/02/2020  63  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 14  4/02/2020  61  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 15  4/02/2020  54  MALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 16  4/03/2020  38  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 17  4/03/2020  36  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 18  4/03/2020  32  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 19  4/03/2020  27  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PUBLIC
 CASE 20  4/03/2020  79  MALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 21  4/03/2020  40  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 22  4/03/2020  63  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 23  4/04/2020  58   FEMALE  TRAVEL RELATED  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 24  4/04/2020  53  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 25  4/04/2020  37  FEMALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PUBLIC
 CASE 26  4/04/2020  20  MALE  COMMUNITY SPREAD  ECTOR  PUBLIC
 CASE 27  4/05/2020  59  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 28  4/05/2020  36  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 29  4/05/2020  52  FEMALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE
 CASE 30  4/05/2020  55  MALE  UNKNOWN  ECTOR  PRIVATE

Council Ratifies Mayor's Declaration of Disaster

Mayor's Declaration of Disaster Document

Governor's Executive Orders

A lot of people have questions about the Executive Orders the Governor put in place. This document will help answer a lot of questions you all may have. Governor's Executive Orders Q&A.

What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

A novel (new) coronavirus with origins from bats. The disease abbreviated COVID-19, is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. This novel coronavirus strain is capable of causing more severe respiratory disease than previously circulating coronaviruses. Due to the severity of the disease caused by COVID-19 new recommendations for screening and isolation of these patients are recommended.

How is COVID-19 spread?

  • Person-to-person spread - The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
    • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose)

Questions that health professionals and EMS crews will ask you.

Texas J Regional Advisory

How can I help protect myself?

There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Valuable Resources:

Medical Center Health System

Ector County Coronavirus Page

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

Texas Dept. of Health and Human Resources

Map of Restaurants That Take-Out or Deliver:

Odessa Restaurants Map

Pay Online:

Pay Your Water Utility Bill Online

Pay Your Traffic Ticket Online

Event Cancellations

Tap Into Downtown Odessa beer and wine festival has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution.

Spring Fling Easter event has been cancelled including all associated events.

Keep Odessa Beautiful Event, Volunteer Appreciation luncheon has been cancelled for March 21, 2020.

Municipal Court will be closed for March and April.

Bustin for Badges has been postponed.

Ratliff Ranch Golf Links is closed Monday until further notice.

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, April 2 is cancelled.

 

Prevent Sewer Blockage by Not Flushing Wipes and Other Products

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