Press Release 7-6-2020

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release 7-6-2020

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 July 6, 2020 Somervell County, Texas now has a total of 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 18 of our residents currently have active infections. All active cases are currently in home isolation.  We have had 9 residents recover from this illness, including two that required hospitalization.  We also have several probable cases that are under further investigation.  These patients are in home isolation while being evaluated further.  Contact tracer activity is ongoing. All test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. In my opinion, people have a choice to make.  If COVID-19 infections continue to rise at this level, the government will have no choice but to shut more Texas businesses down.  The best way to avoid a repeat shut down is for people to wear masks, practice social distancing, and aggressively wash their hands.  This means wearing masks when in public, including churches, stores, and schools.  It also means wearing masks at social gatherings if indoors, and also out of doors for larger groups, especially if not following good social distancing practices. As family and friends continue to celebrate our summertime, it is with the utmost importance that you wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines if you attend any social gathering greater than 10 people.  In our city and county, numbers are rapidly climbing, in large part due to social gatherings.  Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. If you have had a known or potential exposure, please quarantine at home and talk to your doctor about being evaluated for COVID-19. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/. As a community, we will continue to experience more disease, and eventually someone in our community will become our first death from this disease.  I believe that deaths in our community from COVID-19 are going to be unavoidable.  The only way to minimize these risks, is for people to look out for the safety and well-being of each other, especially the elderly and frail in our community.  This will be inconvenient for some to do.  I ask that we all do it anyway. Thank you for your continued time and efforts in fighting this disease, Steven Vacek, M.D. Glen Rose HealthCare...

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Press Release 7-2-2020

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PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 July 2, 2020 Somervell County, Texas now has a total of 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 12 of our residents currently have active infections. We have 11 of the 12 active cases in home isolation, with 1 patient currently being hospitalized.  We have had 9 residents recover from this illness, including one that required hospitalization.  Contact tracer activity is ongoing. All test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. In my opinion, people have a choice to make.  If COVID-19 infections continue to rise at this level, the government will have no choice but to shut more Texas businesses down.  The best way to avoid a repeat shut down is for people to wear masks, practice social distancing, and aggressively wash their hands.  This means wearing masks when in public, including churches, stores, and schools.  It also means wearing masks at social gatherings if indoors, and also out of doors for larger groups, if not following good social distancing practices. Family and friends will gather this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, it is with the utmost importance that you wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines if you attend any social gathering greater than 10 people. In our city and county, numbers are rapidly climbing, in large part due to social gatherings.  Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. If you have had a known or potential exposure, please quarantine at home. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/. As a community, we will continue to experience more disease, and eventually someone in our community will become our first death from this disease.  I believe that deaths in our community from COVID-19 are going to be unavoidable.  The only way to minimize these risks, is for people to look out for the safety and well-being of each other, especially the elderly and frail in our community.  This will be inconvenient for some to do.  I ask that we all do it anyway.   Thank you for your time and efforts in fighting this disease, Steven Vacek, M.D. Glen Rose HealthCare Inc. Somervell County Local Health...

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Press Release 7-1-2020

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release 7-1-2020

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 July 1, 2020 Somervell County, Texas has a total of 19 cases with 10 residents currently having active infections. 9 of the 10 active cases are in home isolation. 2 patients have been hospitalized, and one of them has recovered at this time.  A total of 9 patients have recovered. Tracer activity is ongoing. All test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. In my opinion people have a choice to make.  If COVID-19 infections continue to rise at this level, the government will have no choice but to shut more Texas businesses down.  The best way to avoid a shut down is for people to wear masks, and aggressively wash their hands.  This means wearing masks when in public, including churches, stores, and schools.  It also means wearing masks at social gatherings if indoors, and also out of doors for larger groups. Family and friends will gather this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, it is with the utmost importance that you wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. In our area numbers are rapidly climbing, in large part due to social gatherings.  Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. If you have had a known or potential exposure, please quarantine at home. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/. As a community, we will continue to experience more disease, and eventually someone in our community will become our first death from this disease.  The only way to minimize these risks is for people to look out for the safety and well-being of each other.  This will be inconvenient for some to do.  I ask that we do it anyway.   Thank you, Steven Vacek, M.D. Glen Rose HealthCare Inc. Somervell County Local Health...

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PRESS RELEASE 6-30-2020

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE 6-30-2020

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 June 30, 2020 Somervell County, Texas has a total of 14 cases with 7 residents currently having active infections. 6 of the 7 active cases are in home isolation. 2 patients have been hospitalized, and one of them has recovered at this time.  7 patients have recovered. Tracer activity is ongoing. The positive test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. As a reminder, social gathering is becoming more of a risk due to increasing prevalence in our community. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended for all indoor activities with groups, especially if social distancing is not possible. I believe it is a matter of time before our numbers take another jump. Please note, hand sanitizer made by Eskbiochem may be contaminated by wood alcohol (methanol) and can be toxic. It is only the manufacturer that the FDA has identified as having this problem. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow the HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/. SOCO COVID Thank you, Steven Vacek, M.D. Glen Rose HealthCare Inc. Somervell County Local Health...

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Press Release 6-25-2020

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release 6-25-2020

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 June 25, 2020 Somervell County, Texas has a total of 13 cases with 10 residents currently having active infections. 9 of the 13 are in home isolation. One has been hospitalized. Tracer activity is ongoing. The positive test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. As a reminder, social gathering is becoming more of a risk due to increasing prevalence in our community. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended for all indoor activities with groups, especially if social distancing is not possible. I believe it is a matter of time before our numbers take another jump. Please note, hand sanitizer made by Eskbiochem may be contaminated by wood alcohol (methanol) and can be toxic. It is only the manufacturer that the FDA has identified as having this problem. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow the HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/. Thank you, Steven Vacek, M.D. Glen Rose HealthCare Inc. Somervell County Local Health...

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Press Release 6-20-2020

Posted by on Jun 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release 6-20-2020

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 June 20, 2020 Somervell County, Texas has 3 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, 8 total cases with 6 residents currently having active infections.  5 of the 6 are in home isolation. One has been hospitalized. Tracer activity is ongoing. There is no evidence of sustained community spread at this time. The positive test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. I support Open Texas, but I believe we remain at Substantial Risk of COVID-19 transmission.  We have seen persistently high numbers and percentages of new positive cases documented in other North Texas counties over the past week. Transmission continues at peak levels across the country as communities leave isolation. Once cases demonstrate sustained decline across North Texas, our local risk of transmission will decrease. When in large groups, especially indoors, masks are strongly recommended. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow the HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law.   Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at...

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PRESS RELEASE COVID-19

Posted by on Jun 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 June 16, 2020 Somervell County, Texas has a total of 5 confirmed positive active cases of COVID-19, 4 of the 5 patients are quarantining at home. Tracer activity is ongoing. There is no evidence of sustained community spread at this time. The positive test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Every local resident should continue to follow Open Texas guidelines and make their best personal decision to protect themselves, their families, and businesses as we continue to work through this pandemic together. I support Open Texas, but I believe we remain at Substantial Risk of COVID-19 transmission.  We have seen persistently high numbers and percentages of new positive cases documented in other North Texas counties over the past week. Transmission continues at peak levels across the country as communities leave isolation. Once cases demonstrate sustained decline across North Texas, our local risk of transmission will decrease. When in large groups, especially indoors, masks are strongly recommended. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow the HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Somervell County COVID-19 tests as of today Monday June 16, 2020. Total PCR Tests Administered:                 338 Tests Pending:                                                 19 Tests Positive                                                     6 (5 Somervell County 1 Hood County)   Antibody Test Administered                      818 Antibody IgG Positive                                       6 Antibody Tests Pending                                   3   Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at...

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID-19 UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus COVID-19 June 8, 2020 Somervell County, Texas has 3 confirmed positive active cases of COVID-19.  Two patients are isolated at home and one patient was transferred to another facility. Tracer activity is ongoing, all appear to be contracted through family contact. There is no evidence of community spread at this time. The positive test results have been reported to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 2/3 office in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines. Please continue to wear a mask or face covering when in indoors in public, especially at large gatherings following CDC guidelines. Please continue to wash your hands, avoid touching your face and eyes. Please be mindful that we are all neighbors, respect the privacy of others and follow the HIPAA guidelines.  It is Glen Rose Medical Center’s policy not to release any demographic or patient information due to HIPAA law. Somervell County COVID-19 tests as of today Monday June 8, 2020. Total PCR Tests Administered:                 285 Tests Pending:                                                   3 Tests Positive                                                     4                                                                (3 Somervell County 1 Hood County) Antibody Test Administered                       778 Antibody IgG Positive                                       6 Want to know more? Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Somervell residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at...

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COVID-19 MOBILE TEST AVAILABLE

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID-19 MOBILE TEST AVAILABLE

MOBILE TEST COVID-19 This mobile Coronavirus COVID-19 test collecting unit will be testing people experiencing symptoms of the virus. The test is by appointment. Please call 512-883-2400 or register online @ TXCOVIDTEST.ORG Please see the flyer for...

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Drive through COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Drive through COVID-19 Antibody Testing

WHO: GLEN ROSE MEDICAL CENTER WHAT: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING $50 (While they last) WHEN: THURSDAY APRIL 30, 2020 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. WHERE: SOMERVELL COUNTY EXPO CENTER Glen Rose Medical Center will host a drive through Antibody test for Coronavius COVID-19. Please know, if you are showing symptoms of the virus you are NOT a candidate for this test.  This testing process is for persons that believe they may have had the virus prior to, or early March or have had an exposure.  This is a blood draw.  No fasting required. Please follow this process to ensure you receive the proper test for the virus. You will have your temperature checked. Be prepared to answer a few screening questions on site. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19, you will be instructed to contact your primary care physician. This may not be the appropriate test for you. Current Symptoms per CDC of COVID-19 Fever Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Muscle pain New loss of taste and/or smell Headache Chills Sore Throat Repeated shaking with chills Please wear a mask or face cover, that covers your nose and mouth. We will not have PPE available for you, if you do not have some type of face covering we will not be able test you at this date. Cost for the antibody screening is $50.00 cash, check, credit...

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