16th COVID case reported in Erath
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, the City of Stephenville was notified of a positive test for COVID-19 of a Stephenville resident. This is the 16th person to test positive in Erath County. With this positive test we have three active cases in the county.
City Manager Allen Barnes said, “Even though we are beginning to reopen our economy, it is critical that people maintain the vigilance we had during the shelter in home phase.”
Mayor Doug Svien said, “Our prayers are with the victim of this virus and we wish the patient a speedy recovery.”
Both the City Manager and the Mayor ask everyone to please continue to observe the CDC guidelines by keeping six feet apart, wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth, stay at home when you are sick, cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands immediately, disinfect surfaces frequently.