(November 6, 2020) COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in McLennan County.  The case count has been over 100 cases for the past 3 days and is expected to increase. There has also been a significant increase in hospitalizations. Suspected sources of this increase include household clusters, parties, family get-togethers and other forms of contact outside the immediate family. Even within the same household, one person can become infected with…

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Fall is upon us, and it’s time to think about the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the other holidays celebrated during this season bring unique stress this year, due to the pandemic. All of us must think about our cherished holiday traditions for this year, and make choices, in light of health considerations. Safety is…

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In a continued effort to provide free COVID-19 surge testing, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and the Waco-McLennan County Emergency Management have contracted with Aardvark Mobile Health to provide mobile COVID-19 testing. The small truck can park in a space equivalent to two parking spaces and can reconfigure once at the testing location to…

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(October 28, 2020) Starting Sunday, November 1st, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will not provide a regular daily COVID19 update on Sundays. Case counts from Sunday will be included in the normal updates in the Monday press release. The Covid Waco website (www.covidwaco.com) will be updated on Mondays.

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WACO, TEXAS (October 28, 2020) In a continued effort to provide free COVID-19 surge testing, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and the Waco-McLennan County Emergency Management have contracted with Aardvark Mobile Health to provide a mobile COVID-19 testing platform. The small truck can park in a space equivalent to two parking spaces and can…

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We now have downloadable flyers available with a list of upcoming COVID-19 testing dates in McLennan County. Please click on a link below. Additional dates will be added as they are confirmed. We hope you will share these with your employees, at your place of worship, and throughout the county. Click Here for Downloadable List…

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The Texans Recovering Together Crisis Counseling Program, from Heart of Texas Region MHMR, offers free, short-term crisis counseling by phone or televideo for individuals, families, and groups living in McLennan, Limestone, Hill, Freestone, Falls, and Bosque counties. The crisis counseling program is available Monday – Friday from 8 am-5 pm.  Requests for counseling will be…

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Latest updates to this website include the following: Return to Work – FAQ was updated with the latest guidance. (9-14) Added info about the Salvation Army’s new Emergency Assistance program for those affected by COVID-19 on the Community Resources page.(9-14) McLennan Community College COVID Dashboard is now available on the Dashboards tab. (9-9) Added free COVID-19 testing dates…

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We have received many questions via phone call, email, and as comments on our social media pages regarding aspects of the dashboard statistics. One of the most common questions is to ask why there is a difference between the statistics on the County dashboard, and those on the “Test Counts” Excel spreadsheet. In response to…

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Several updates to the website have been completed this week. Baylor University’s COVID dashboard is now available on the Dashboards tab. New Financial Navigator service available on the Resources tab. Added the LIVE PROGRAM LINK and video tutorials to “Rental/Mortgage Assistance” under Resources (también en español).  

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