In order to help the Borger area* stay updated with accurate local information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus the City of Borger, in coordination with Hutchinson County have created this web page and status level chart. Our top priority is the safety and wellness of our community and this includes following all recommendations from trusted sources. Together we can all help prevent the spread and help "flatten the curve." Accuracy is a priority and numbers are in coincidence with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- See the Public Notice about Hutchinson County’s first confirmed positive HERE.
- Have questions about the State Order that goes into effect 12 AM April 2nd? Go HERE.
- Governors order does not mean everything is shutting down!! All grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential business to remain open PLEASE SEE OFFICIAL FAQs page for more information.
- Updates will be given M-F by 1 p.m. on Facebook, text HUTCHHEALTH to 888-777 for text updates and website updated with time noted (below)
- Please note, this is a rapidly evolving situation, recommendations and information in the chart(s) and web page may be updated to reflect current conditions for more information about surrounding area cases, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services webpage.
Current COVID-19 Status:
The information on this page was current as of April 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.; at this time there is 1 confirmed case in Hutchinson County. The contact investigation is ongoing, additional relevant information will be released as it becomes available.
*Borger Area refers to all cities located in Hutchinson County*
- Want to know how to help prevent the spread in our community? Go HERE.
- Governor Abbott issues new executive order extending the previous order to "achieve the goals established by the President and reduce the spread of COVID-19." Order enforces social distancing guidelines and eliminates in-person gatherings outside essential services. Order is effective 12:01 AM April 2nd extending until 11:59 PM on April 30th. View this order HERE.
- See Governor Abbott’s March 19th executive order HERE.
- See President’s guidelines HERE.
- Need information on where you can find assistance? Go HERE.
- Want to know what the new executive order means for Borger? Go HERE.
- Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans, see more HERE.
- Need to know what to do if you are sick? Go HERE.
- Want information/concerned about testing ? Go HERE.
- City of Borger votes to extend local disaster declaration watch meeting HERE.
- US Surgeon General public warning "everyone needs to act as if they have the virus right now. So, test or no test, we need you to understand you could be spreading it to someone else. Or you could be getting it from someone else. Stay at home."
What is the City of Borger doing to slow the spread?
The City’s top priority is the safety and well being of our community and this includes following recommendations and guidelines from State and Federal government sources. We are committed to keeping our residents informed with factual information during this difficult time.
- Collaborating with area public schools, industry, healthcare providers and local government officials to educate the public
- Created fluid Borger Area Coronavirus (COVID-19) status level chart to help increase public education in a quick effective manner during this unprecedented time
- Created web page dedicated to keeping residents informed and helping spread prevention messages
- Created text option for local COVID-19 updates, text HUTCHHEALTH TO 888-777
- Amended certain City facilities open-door policies to help slow the spread
- Waiving late fees on utility bills and service will not be disconnected, however billing will continue
- Participating in daily conference calls with the State and local health officials regarding the disease.
- Regularly encouraging the use of online options and phone service utilization in all public education efforts
- Ensuring "continuity of service" by closing doors of certain City facilities to the public. Continuity of service ensures we remain operational and able to provide essential City services throughout the entirety of this worldwide pandemic. This is partly done by protecting our limited City personnel that are able to perform skill-specific operations. The City’s priority remains the safety and wellness of our community and this includes following all State and Federal guidelines. If one or more of our employees were to contract the virus it is recommended from both State and Federal services that they enter a period of quarantine for no less than 14 days. Many of our employees are so essential that a 14 day quarantine would severely impact the delivery of City services, such as police and fire protection, trash pickup, water and wastewater services and more. We strive to ensure our employees remain as safe as possible for the benefit of both our citizens and our employees.