COVID-19 COVERAGE

COVID-19: CRMC update on transfers
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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Chief Operating Officer and RN Holly Holcomb wants the public to understand the near worst-case scenarios happening at the hospital. “We are overwhelmed,” said Holcomb. “It’s not like anything we’ve experienced before. I wish I knew a magical answer.” That’s why Holcomb…

COVID-19 outbreak at Roach Unit at Childress County is over
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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The T.L. Roach Unit in Childress was the last Texas prison to get a COVID-19 case, but it had 28 percent of the cases in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) last week. The COVID-19 cases lowered to 21 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, according to…

Collingsworth COVID update
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Courtesy Image Wellington Mayor J.D. Hamby reminds everyone to please wear masks, social distance, sanitize, wash hands, stay home if feeling ill, stay isolated if positive and to stay quarantined if exposed AND if somebody in one’s home.

COVID-19 limits attendance at CISD ballgames
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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Due to the influx of COVID-19, Childress County Judge Jay Mayden said changes are being made throughout Childress County, including the Childress Independent School District. While Mayden said Childress Independent School District (CISD) schools will stay open, CISD Superintendent Carl Taylor said attendance will be limited at…

Active Collingsworth cases more than double
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Courtesy Image Wellington Mayor J.D. Hamby continues to plead with citizens to please help slow the spread of COVID as cases went from 25 active on Nov. 9 to 67 active Nov. 15 and now 71 Nov. 16. Collingsworth County Judge John James has issued a face mask mandate as of Tuesday, Nov. 10 due…

COVID-19 Quick Look by CRMC
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Courtesy Image CRMC reported there are 67 COVID-19 cases in Childress as of Sunday, Nov. 15.

COVID-19 closes Childress County Courthouse, forces restrictions
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Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – COVID-19 forced Childress County Judge Jay Mayden to make changes for Childress County on Wednesday, Nov. 11. “All business and indoor activities are limited to 50 percent occupancy until further notice,” Mayden said. “Religious services are exempt from this order, per Gov. Abbott.” This happened because the trauma…

CISD school board canvasses election results
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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress Independent School District (CISD) Board of Trustees met on Monday, Nov. 9 in the CISD board room and approved the canvassing of the election results to declare the results of Place 4 Matt Stone and Place 5 Carol Freeman. The motion was made by Lori…

COVID-19 causes city of Childress to close
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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The City of Childress is closed to the public again because of COVID-19. Assistant to the City Manager and City Secretary D’Linda Dockery sent this statement to The Red River Sun: “It is with regret that the City of Childress will be closing again to the public.…

Childress County residents must wear face masks
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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress County has more than 20 COVID-19 cases, so residents are required to wear face masks again while in public. “Unfortunately, over the weekend Childress County exceeded the positive COVID-19 cases required to remain in the mask exemption, per Governor Abbott’s order,” Childress County Judge Jay Mayden…