Panola County declares local state of disaster

Coronavirus

CARTHAGE, Texas — Panola County issued a declaration of local state of disaster Wednesday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The declaration will continue for seven days unless continued or renewed by the Panola County commissioners. 

Judge Lee Ann Jones issued the declaration after determining that extraordinary measures need to be taken to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid and cooperate response to the emergency.

 
"Texas is aggressively pursuing and implementing all necessary strategies to limit the impact of COVID-19, and I thank President Trump for his swift action to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas," Abbott said. "The President's declaration opens up new sources of funding for individual and public assistance that will help Texas respond to this public health emergency and protect public health and safety."
 
 
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