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Public Health Alert: COVID-19 Cases Increasing in McLennan County

November 6, 2020

(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…

Coping With COVID-19 During the Holidays

October 29, 2020

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…

Mobile COVID-19 Testing Comes to Waco

October 29, 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 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…

Slight Change in COVID-19 Reporting Schedule

October 28, 2020

(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.

New COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van

October 28, 2020

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…

New Downloadable Flyers with COVID-19 Testing Dates

October 12, 2020

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…

Crisis Counseling Program

September 24, 2020

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…

Updates to CovidWaco.com

September 15, 2020

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…

New FAQ page on Dashboards and Data tab

August 28, 2020

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…

Long Term Care Facility Information Now Available

August 28, 2020

This report contains a list of long-term care facilities currently dealing with an outbreak* of COVID-19, the total number of cases and the number of fatalities associated with each facility.  The information will be updated every Wednesday.  All data in this report is as it has been reported to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.…