According to Moore County Emergency Management Coordinator Tommy Brooks, Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades received official confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services on Sunday that one person in Moore County has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The person did not require hospitalization and is in home quarantine.
The individual testing positive recently returned from an area of the United States experiencing a large number of cases, according to Ashley Smith of the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD). Officials have traced everyone known to have had contact with the infected person, and they are presently in home quarantine as well. MCHD personnel are monitoring the condition of both the infected person and the contacts.
According to Brooks, the restrictions that county and state officials recently imposed will remain unchanged. He encourages people to continue hand washing and social distancing; he emphasizes that there is no need to hoard food.
The News-Press will continue to monitor this developing story.