The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) provides Disease Surveillance activities within the East Texas counties of Smith, Gregg, Wood, Rains, Van Zandt, Henderson, and Anderson.
There is evidence COVID-19 community spread Smith County and the public is urged to follow ALL public health recommendations to protect yourselves from contracting COVID-19.
Click here to view the updated case count in East Texas.
Click here to learn about available COVID-19 testing options in East Texas.
Social distancing is a community mitigation strategy that should be followed by everyone.
Click here to download a Spanish-English Front-Back One-Pager that businesses can print and post on their customer entrances.
If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please begin self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days (two weeks).
People with no health insurance also have the option of getting tested. You will need to call 2-1-1, and select "Option 6". They will direct you to low-cost or no-cost providers in your area.
Concerns regarding the local threat of Coronavirus and preparations for any actual local cases of transmission are being addressed by multiple local health agencies, hospitals, emergency management personnel, elected officials, and community leaders in East Texas. Click here to download our One Pager of Local Preparedness Considerations in East Texas
Guidance has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with assessment of risk, monitoring, and work restriction decisions for Health CareProfessionals (HCP) with potential exposure to COVID-19. Click here to view.
Click here if you are a business, city, or community group, and you have questions about upcoming scheduled events, and to view CDC's Updated Guidance for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings.
Click here if you are an individual or a family who may need to see a medical provider, and to send us a direct email by clicking here.
The novel COronaVIrus Disease that first started in 2019 (a.k.a. COVID-19) is named after the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. The virus is enveloped in a bubble of oily lipid molecules, which falls apart on contact with soap.
Click the below hyperlinks and utilize these resources that will help educate your communities about COVID-19:
CDC Guidance for Schools, Workplaces, & Communities
CDC Guidance on Mitigation Strategies for Communities
Download the "Clean Hands Protect" vertical poster
Download the "Clean Hands Protect" horizontal poster
Lo Que Nececita Saber Sobre la Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019
Detenga la Propagacion de Los Microbios
Recommendations for Obtaining Non-Perishable Food Items