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Sterling County Receives Hand Sanitizer Donation from ExxonMobil

As part of its COVID-19 response, ExxonMobil’s refinery in Baton Rouge is producing hospital-grade hand sanitizer that they are donating to first responders, hospitals and communities across Texas.  Last week, members of the ExxonMobil team delivered 10 gallons of hand sanitizer to Sterling County, which will be distributed to local law enforcement, emergency personnel and other County personnel.  “We are overwhelmed by this generous donation of much-needed hand sanitizer, which adds to ExxonMobil’s support of our local Ambulance and Law enforcement & Fire fighters along with Road & Bridge and our Sterling County Staff. Thank you very much,” said Sterling County Judge Horwood. . ExxonMobil Pipeline Company will operate the Wink to Webster pipeline, which runs through the area. #AllTogether #COVID19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

From the Office of County Judge, Deborah Horwood:

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have been closely working together with numerous state health agencies to provide the public with educational materials on how to stay safe with regard to COVID-19. 

At this time, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, however, there are precautionary measure that will help to minimize or even avoid the contraction of the coronavirus:

·         Frequently wash hands with soap for a duration of at least 20 seconds;

·         Cover mouth with a clean tissue or inside of elbow when coughing or sneezing;

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick;

·         Stay home if flu-like symptoms are present, as well as, drink plenty of fluids;

·         Visit local clinic as necessary.

For more information about the prevention and treatment programs, please visit the Center of Disease Control website – www.cdc.gov – or the Texas Department of State Health Services website – www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus .

It is critical that we AVOID panic!  Please continue to check this website for local updates, should there be a need for Sterling County to take further action. 

Update 4-6-2020
Click here for a list of Essential Workforce

Update  4-17-2020
Click here to view the “Re-Open Retail Guidance” for the state of Texas.  More information can be found at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.

Update 4-28-2020
Click here to view Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-18.
Click here to view the Governor’s Report to OPEN TEXAS. 

Click on these links for excellent suggestions on how to cope with Covid-19: 

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