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Stephens County moves to Stage 4 as COVID-19 cases surge across the state, county 

    Stephens County moves to Stage 4 as COVID-19 cases surge across the state, county 

On Friday, Stephens County moved from Stage 1 (No Restrictions) to Stage 4 (High Restrictions) of the Community Health Plan due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases.

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COVID-19 Update: Stephens County currently has three cases of the disease

    COVID-19 Update: Stephens County currently has three cases of the disease

Stephens County has three current cases of COVID-19, the highest number the county has had in several months but still much fewer than there were at the beginning of the year.

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Walmart pharmacies now administering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines

    Walmart pharmacies now administering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines

Local Walmart customers can now get COVID-19 vaccines at the pharmacy with no appointment necessary. On Tuesday, Walmart and Sam’s Club announced that the immunizations are available to customers and

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Stephens Memorial Hospital kicks off vaccine clinics today

    Stephens Memorial Hospital kicks off vaccine clinics today

Stephens Memorial Hospital will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic today, Wednesday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they run out of the 100 doses of vaccine they will have on hand.

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As State of Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccine distribution to hubs, SMH closes local waitlist

  As State of Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccine distribution to hubs, SMH closes local waitlist

With fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccines going to rural areas in favor of major hubs that the State of Texas has created, Stephens Memorial announced this week that they will no longer be taking sign-ups on their vaccine waitlist.

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Stephens Memorial launches weekly flyer to provide COVID-19 information update

  Stephens Memorial launches weekly flyer to provide COVID-19 information update

In an effort to reach local residents in the community who may not have access to the Internet or social

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Stephens Memorial Hospital launches online sign-up form for COVID-19 vaccine

  Stephens Memorial Hospital launches online sign-up form for COVID-19 vaccine

Stephens Memorial Hospital has created an online sign-up form for people interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Chris Curtis, Director of Business Development for SMH, said that as of Thursday morning 240 people had signed up through the form to get the vaccine.

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Two County offices closed as active COVID-19 cases reach highest level yet

  Two County offices closed as active COVID-19 cases reach highest level yet

A Breckenridge man was flown 500 miles to New Mexico — the closest hospital with an available ICU bed — after his COVID-19 case got dramatically worse today, and two Stephens County offices are closed due to employees having COVID-19.

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COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

  COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

As we move into the new year, the COVID-19 case surge continues to have a major impact on Breckenridge and the surrounding area. However, last week there was a small positive development when 10 employees at Stephens Memorial Hospital received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

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Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

  Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

Stephens County continues to see relatively high numbers of active COVID-19 cases, reporting 100 new cases in the past month, not counting the cases at the Walker Sayle prison unit.

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