Eye On Your Health

What we know about the 2,425 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 7 new cases on Tuesday, total now 674

  Two new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 84

Gov. Abbott allows water parks, food courts, Driver’s Ed to reopen under Phase II plan

  STATE UPDATE: 13 new SWOK cases, recoveries continuing to increase

  STATE UPDATE: Comanche Co. sees big spike in confirmed cases

  Special Olympics move to virtual setting

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First COVID-19 case confirmed in Hardeman County

Riverstar Casino reopening on May 27

No new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County on Friday

  STATE UPDATE: Three new cases reported in SWOK

  Apache Casino Hotel back open with new strict health guidelines

Tracking the numbers: COVID-19 cases in Texoma

  2020 census workers continue tallying through pandemic

The pandemic has shaken up a lot but U.S. census workers are still tallying up Americans.

  Kickstart the Falls hopes to boost local businesses

Kickstart the Falls hopes to make it easier for shoppers to help local businesses without even needed to leave their homes.

  Gov. Greg Abbott talks mail-in voting, classroom safety, state hospital testing, water parks

News Channel 6 will be interviewing Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Three new COVID-19 recoveries in Wichita County, total now 64

The announcement came on Thursday.

Gov. Abbott Directs HHSC To Expand COVID-19 Testing To All State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers

Driver License Offices to Reopen by Appointment Only with Limited Services, Additional Safety Measures Enacted

Gov. Abbott terminates COVID-19 air travel restrictions

OSDH says Stephens Co. nursing homes have multiple cases, system delay kept numbers from showing up

Wichita Co. Jail taking precautions after arresting COVID-19 patient for family violence

75th Archer County Rodeo canceled

  Burkburnett waterpark reopening with restrictions

Pools can reopen but slides and play areas cannot.

  Brookdale Midwestern serves lunch to first responders

Brookdale Midwestern Senior Home showed their gratitude for first responders by serving them food.

  Bars making preparations for reopening

Bars across Wichita Falls are getting ready for reopening with a change in how they'll look inside.

  Burkburnett playground equipment reopens

Kids will have one more thing to do while schools are closed.

  No new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County on Wednesday

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  WFISD meal deliveries ending Thursday, pickups continuing through June 30

Wichita Falls ISD’s mobile route meal deliveries will be ending on Thursday.

  Burkburnett ISD making changes to meal distribution plan

Burkburnett ISD is making changes to its meal distribution plan as summertime approaches.

  Texas Blood Institute urging Texomans to donate blood

The Texas Blood Institute is urging all Texomans to donate blood immediately.

  STATE UPDATE: 11 new cases in Stephens Co., 26 total in SWOK

Stephens County saw their confirmed number jump from 25 to 36.

Federal judge orders expansion of mail-in voting in Texas

A federal judge Tuesday ordered Texas to allow any of the state’s 16 million voters to cast a ballot by mail over fears of the coronavirus.

  Nursing homes will have to conduct covid -19 testing

nursing homes to conduct covid-19 testing in their facilities

One new COVID-19 case in Haskell County

The state of Texas COVID-19 Tracker is showing one new positive case on Haskell County.

  Wichita County to begin accepting passport applications June 1

Soon you’ll be able to apply for a passport in Wichita County.

  Two new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 82

The announcement came on Tuesday.

  STATE UPDATE: State percentage of positive tests drops to all-time low

Comanche County added four new cases, Caddo County added two and Grady County added one.

WF Chamber of Commerce staff help pack meals for Community Champions Monday

The Kitchen is appreciative of the support for their organization.

  WF Daughters of American Revolution receives $10K grant

The DAR has been giving back to the community for the last 108 years.

  Two new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 80

The announcement came on Monday.

  Meals on Wheels to restart daily meal delivery June 1, volunteers needed

Meals on Wheels officials are asking for help as they get ready to start back up.

  WFISD moves Jefferson Elementary meal pick up site

Wichita Falls ISD closed their Jefferson Elementary meal pick-up site Monday and changed it to Barwise Middle School.

  Gov. Abbott reopens childcare services in Texas, bars to open Friday

Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to make an announcement Monday about more openings across the state of Texas.

  STATE UPDATE: Recoveries cross 4,000 mark in Oklahoma

No new deaths were reported in connection to COVID-19 by the state on Monday morning.

  Latest Amarillo COVID-19 report shows 58 new cases, bringing total to 2,731, Moore County reports 8 new cases

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Sheridan Medical Lodge hosts drive-by parade for residents

This one happened in Burkburnett.

  Cyclists talk HHH going virtual this year

Cyclists share their thoughts about the event being canceled.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for May 15 shows 734 new cases, bringing total to over 2,600

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Four new COVID-19 recoveries in Wichita County, total now 57

The announcement came on Friday.

  COVID-19 cases reported in two new Texoma counties

These are the first confirmed cases for both counties.

  STATE UPDATE: Eight new Comanche Co. cases confirmed, recoveries outpace new cases statewide

There was only one new death reported in the state on Friday bringing that total to 285.

Coronavirus in Texas: State reports largest daily increases in cases and deaths

Texas reported 1,448 more cases of the new coronavirus Thursday, an increase of about 3% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 43,851.

Eviction proceedings and debt collections can resume this month, Texas Supreme Court orders

The state's highest civil court initially paused eviction proceedings and debt collections during the coronavirus pandemic. Those moratoriums are being lifted after more than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment.

  Military recruiting goes digital during the pandemic

Recruiters rely on social media and online classes to continue recruited ROTC programs.

One new COVID-19 case in Wichita County, total now 78

The announcement came on Thursday.

Temporary mobile COVID-19 testing site opening at Electra Memorial Hospital

A temporary COVID-19 testing site will be open to the public Sunday at Electra Memorial Hospital.

  Hotter’N Hell Hundred switches to virtual event

Hotter’N Hell Hundred officials have modified their 2020 HHH weekend activities for August 27 through 30 in Wichita Falls due to COVID-19.

  STATE UPDATE: One new Comanche Co. death, active cases fall below 1,000

The total number of deaths now stands at 284 for the state.

  106 active COVID-19 cases reported at CCDC following facility-wide testing

Comanche Co. Detention Center reporting large spike in COVID cases

  WF shelters working toward normal operations

“Part of our job here is to lift people up and give them encouragement and hope,"

  WF water park hopes to reopen soon

Castaway Cove water park prepares the park as they wait to be allowed to reopen.

Texas meatpacking plant reverses course, will allow state to test workers

With its workforce at the center of a growing coronavirus outbreak in the Texas Panhandle, the massive JBS Beef meatpacking plant north of Amarillo said Wednesday afternoon that it would work with state health officials to begin testing its roughly 3,000 employees. This story from the Texas Tribune.

  One new COVID-19 case in Wichita County, total now 77

The announcement came on Wednesday.

  City of WF releases facility reopening schedule

The City of Wichita Falls will be opening several facilities to the public starting Monday, May 18.

  WF Faith Mission in need of supplies

The Wichita Falls Faith Mission is in need of donations.

  STATE UPDATE: No new state deaths, 33 new confirmations in Comanche County

The new cases continue to be connected to the Comanche County Detention Center as all inmates and staff members are tested and their results are reported.

  Getting help for pandemic related worries

When things started to shut down. Normal ways people could deal with their stressors went away.

  Anonymous donor drops off yard signs for WF Area Food Bank

You can get one of these signs for any donation amount and they are first come, first serve.

Dallas County Judge says he followed Gov. Abbott’s guidelines when issuing public health orders, AG Paxton calls them “unlawful”

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released his response to the Attorney General’s letter, saying the public health guidelines were based on Governor Abbott’s recommendations; “never imagining he did not want his own guidelines followed,” he said.

Governor Abbott addresses testing in meatpacking plants, nursing homes

Governor Greg Abbott talked about three hot spots contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Texas which are meatpacking plants, nursing homes, and correctional facilities.

Governor Abbott extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

  One new COVID-19 case in Wichita County, total now 76

The announcement came on Tuesday.

AG Paxton warns Texas’ largest counties about unlawful COVID-19 orders

Letters were sent to Dallas, Bexar and Travis counties and to the mayors of San Antonio and Austin.

  Dairy farmers still having to cut back on milk production

After milk prices fell almost 40 percent last month, dairy farmers are still seeing an impact from Covid-19.

State to provide over $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to Texas families

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in food benefits through the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to families with chi

  STATE UPDATE: Comanche Co. sees spike in cases, two new deaths in SWOK

Other counties, including Grady, Greer, Caddo and Jackson counties, also showed small increases in number of cases

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott talks COVID-19 in Texas, President Trump meeting, nursing home directive

News Channel 6 interviewed Texas Governor Greg Abbott live Tuesday during our Noon newscast.

  MPEC faces hardships during Coronavirus

“No events, no concessions, no money of any kind coming in right now so we are hurting pretty bad"

  United Regional HCS staff members take group photo

Nearly 200 staff members gathered under the skybridge at the hospital for a socially-distant group photo.

Governor Abbott directs Texas to test 100 percent of residents, staff in nursing homes

Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Department of State Health Services to test 100 percent of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes.