TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas —
The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District announced its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County at a press conference Thursday morning.
The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of a positive test result Thursday, March 26.
In a press release, the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District continued to urge area residents to protect themselves, and its medically-fragile community members by:
Practicing social distancing, and staying home as much as possible
Washing or sanitizing hands often
Covering sneezes and coughs
Avoid touching your face
Staying home if you are sick
Routinely cleaning commonly touched surfaces
If an individual feels they may be showing symptoms for COVID-19, it is important they first call their medical provider or the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District at 325-692-5600 for screening and further instruction, the release stated.
Individuals are advised to not arrive at a medical office, facility or hospital without first making contact by phone and receiving instruction.