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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Public Statement


Press Release

March 13, 2020

City of Crandall COVID-19 Public Statement


The City of Crandall has been working diligently with city leaders, staff, and emergency responders to bring you the most current information possible regarding COVID-19 commonly referred to as the Coronavirus. The city staff has continued to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Both websites have been extremely helpful and informative. As of the publishing of this press release, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Crandall or the Crandall area. In the event of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Crandall, we will be advised by local health officials and we will continue to work closely with the Kaufman County Emergency Services staff.  The risk to the city’s water supply is low as there is no evidence to suggest that the Coronavirus can be transmitted through our current treated water supply. Our wastewater facility’s disinfection practices are effective in controlling an array of viral entities.


For more information on how Crandall ISD is preparing for and preventing COVID-19, please visit their website.


If you are sick with mild symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) and have no reason to suspect exposure to COVID-19, and can safely self-quarantine, please do so. However, if you are sick with mild symptoms and have reason to believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact your doctor’s office follow their instructions. If you do not have access to a health care provider and think you may need help, contact the Texas Department of State Health Services at the special phone number listed below. The call center will instruct you how best to deal with your situation.


DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


If you are sick with severe symptoms (trouble breathing, etc.) but have no reason to suspect exposure to COVID-19, you should present to your local clinic as usual, or to an urgent care/ER if your symptoms warrant. If you are sick with severe symptoms and think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call ahead to your nearest Emergency Room. Or call the Texas Department of Health Hotline 1-877-570-9779.  The City of Crandall is working diligently to stay on top of the situation. We will be keeping you informed as it develops.


Sincerely,

Jana Shelton

City Manager

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