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  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:27 PM

    The Reagan County Care Center has 12 positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday evening.

    Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathon Voelkel confirmed the cases with the Wildcat on Tuesday.

    "All 12 are currently in stable condition," Voelkel said. "The remaining residents all tested negative for the virus."

    Along with the 12 residents, Voelkel also confirmed that a total of 11 Care Center employees have also tested positive for the virus.


  • Six Reagan County Care Center Residents Test Positive for COVID-19
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:29 AM

    The Reagan County Care Center has six residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

    Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathon Voelkel confirmed the first positive case at the Care Center to the Wildcat on Monday.

    He confirmed the other five Thursday morning.

    "The good news is all six of those residents are doing well and are in stable condition," Voelkel said. "We are following FEMA and HHS guidelines as we navigate this situation. We have set up zones within the Care Center to try and mitigate the spread of the virus to other residents."

    The Reagan County Care Center has six residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

    Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathon Voelkel confirmed the first positive case at the Care Center to the Wildcat on Monday.

    He confirmed the other five Thursday morning.

    "The good news is all six of those residents are doing well and are in stable condition," Voelkel said. "We are following FEMA and HHS guidelines as we navigate this situation. We have set up zones within the Care Center to mitigate the spread of the virus to other residents."


  • County Judge O'Bryan will Honor Governor Abbott's Face-Covering Mandate for Reagan County
    Monday, July 6, 2020 12:09 PM

    Reagan County Judge Jim O'Bryan will not opt Reagan County out of Governor Greg Abbott's face covering mandate.

    O'Bryan said on Saturday that he intended to file the appropriate form this morning (Monday morning) with the State to exempt Reagan County from the mandate.

    "I've thought about it hard over the weekend," O'Bryan said. "Our cases have not crossed the 20 active positive threshold, but they have jumped to 12 active in a short period of time."

    O'Bryan said that rapid increase over the past week was the driving factor in him deciding against filing the for the exemption.


  • Two More Reagan County Care Center Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
    Friday, July 3, 2020 11:37 AM

    Reagan County added three more positive COVID-19 cases to its total yesterday with two of those coming from Reagan County Care Center employees.

    The three positives raise the total number attributed to Reagan County to nine. The total number of positive cases is a cumulative figure which will never go down.

    The Texas Department of State Health Services is showing Reagan County has two recoveries out of the nine total cases.


  • Big Lake Woman’s Death Under Investigation
    Monday, June 1, 2020 7:36 PM
    Mackie Kim Scott, 59, was pronounced dead by Reagan County Justice of the Peace Patty Davenport ?Monday morning, June 1, 202?0.

  • Two Reagan County Care Center Employees Test Positive For COVID-19
    Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:55 PM

    Two Reagan County Care Center employees have tested positive for COVID-19 according to Reagan Hospital District CEO Jonathan Voelkel.

    Voelkel said the employees were not in direct patient care areas, and exhibited no symptoms of the virus prior to testing.

    The Care Center began testing all residents and employees following the directive handed down by the State and Federal governments.


  • Tristan Ortiz Named to San Angelo Standard-Times West Texas All-Decade Team
    Friday, May 1, 2020 10:32 AM

    Reagan County's Tristan Ortiz has been named to the San Angelo Standard-Times West Texas All-Decade Team.

    Ortiz, a 2019 graduate from Reagan County High School, was named to the list for his work on the offensive line.


  • Big Lake's Restaurants and Retail Stores Can Open Friday with 50 Percent Occupancy
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:15 PM
    Big Lake restaurants and retail stores can open back up Friday.

    Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas would be using a phased approach to reopening the economy.

    Phase I of the plan gives restaurants and other retail businesses the green light to open back up on Friday with the restriction of allowing 25 percent of their building's occupancy inside at a time. Rural counties may up that percentage to 50 if they have less than five confirmed cases of COVID-19.


  • Reagan Hospital District's First COVID-19 Positive will be Attributed to Glasscock County
    Monday, April 27, 2020 3:16 PM

    The first positive COVID-19 test done by Reagan Hospital District will officially be attributed to Glasscock County by the Texas Department of State Health Services, according to hospital CEO Jonathon Voelkel.

    The test was conducted on Friday with the result coming in on Sunday.

    Voelkel said he was not initially sure if the case would be attributed to Reagan County or another county by the State due to the patient's official permanent residence.


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