City Hall has confirmed with DSHS that there is a positive case for COVID-19 in Red River County. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important to continue with social distancing, to wash your hands often, to stay home as much as possible especially if your are sick or showing symptoms. If you must go out, wear a mask. It is important to remain vigilant as we are all in this together.
All of Red River County Under Curfew as of 10:00 pm Tonight
Red River County Judge has issued an amended Disaster Declaration to include a curfew beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:00pm for all of Red River County. Each day the curfew is from 10:00pm until 6:00am the following morning.
The City of Bogata has issued an amended Disaster Declaration following the same curfew guidelines. In addition, the City of Bogata is limiting the use of Thomas Park to the track used for walking or running purposes only if a 6-foot distance is maintained at all times.
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City of Bogata Amended Declaration (873 KB)
The top priority of City Hall is the safety and well-being of our citizens. We recognize and understand that you all have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a community we need to be vigilant to keep our community safe as this situation continues to quickly evolve.We have received the following information from the Texas Department of State Health Services:
Currently there is no vaccine for COVID-19, so prevention is even more critical.Reducing spread as quickly as possible will help protect our most vulnerable populations.You can prevent the spread of coronavirus, and also the flu, by taking these steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom. Also wash them before eating and
after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If there’s no soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch often with a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
People who are well do not need to wear masks at home or in public.
What to Do If You Feel Sick
Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 report mild to severe respiratory illness.Symptoms of COVID-19 may show up 2-14 days after exposure and may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
General Populations: If you are in generally good health and have a mild illness, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for the flu.If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.
At-Risk Populations: If you are 65 years or older and/or have other medical problems like heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure or cancer – and have fever or symptoms – call your doctor.If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your physician’s instructions or refer to the CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
Your doctor will help make the decision whether you should get tested for coronavirus.
If you plan to take any trips soon – in or outside the U.S. – please always check the CDC website for guidance, and plan accordingly. The guidance is changing almost daily.Visit the CDC online for the most up to date information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Face mask Use
Its important face masks and other personal protective equipment are available for healthcare providers. People who are well do not need to wear a mask in public so we discourage “stocking up” on face masks. If you are a health worker or you care for someone in close settings (such as at home or in a health-care facility), you should wear a face mask. Again, you do not need to wear a mask if you are well.
The CDC has published a guide for how to prepare households for a potential outbreak.It includes a list of household cleaners that work to disinfect surfaces.Visit the CDC online for the most up to date information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
DSHS is monitoring the Texas situation all day, seven days a week.Visit DSHS online at the most current information available at https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/
At the present time, the City of Bogata is not planning on closing the city offices.As changes in this situation occur, we will update through social media.