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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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BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

  BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

On Friday evening, Breckenridge High School announced on its Facebook page that the varsity and junior varsity football games against

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COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

  COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

With a gravely voice and obvious congestion, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach got out of bed from a Sunday afternoon nap to answer some text messages and talk with the Breckenridge Texan over the phone about his still-ongoing bout with COVID-19.

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Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

  Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

Casey Pearce, the athletic director and head football coach for Breckenridge Independent School District, announced on Monday afternoon that the

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Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Breckenridge’s only nursing home, Villa Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among the staff members, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach reported Thursday evening, Oct. 15.

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Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

  Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Stephens County has had the largest single-day number of positive COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began months ago. Stephens

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Stephens County health officials elevate county to Stage 5 of Community Health Plan

  Stephens County health officials elevate county to Stage 5 of Community Health Plan

On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach and other local health authorities enacted Stage 5 of the

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White House task force releases Coronavirus Guidelines for America

On Monday afternoon, March 16, President Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines for Americans to follow during the global coronavirus outbreak. According to the

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