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A Gainesville woman in her 80s was the 51st COVID-19-related death among Cooke County residents, officials announced Friday, Jan. 29.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Districts can skip the mandatory two-week quarantine for teachers and students as long as they’re following COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, health officials said Tuesday.


North Texas Medical Center will be using the waiting list being compiled by Cooke County to schedule vaccinations for COVID-19 when the hospital receives more doses of vaccine, according to a statement from the hospital Wednesday morning, Jan. 13.


Cooke County has launched an online registration portal for residents wanting to get on a waiting list for a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the pandemic coronavirus.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard from doctors, nurses and hospital administrators who are pleading with the public to help them push through the current wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Three more staffers at the Gainesville State School tested positive for the coronavirus this week, a Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman said.


ADA, Oklahoma – In the early morning hours of Dec. 16, Rhonda Brown, a Chickasaw elder and laboratory phlebotomy supervisor with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health fighting on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, received the first official dose of the COVID-19 vaccination …

Gov. Greg Abbott is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday in Austin.Abbott will get vaccinated at 1:30 p.m. at Ascension Seton Medical Center, according to his office. The event will be televised.Abbott said Thursday he planned to take vaccine "at the appropriate time.""I wanted to …

Funeral arrangements have been made for Walnut Bend Independent School District Superintendent Troy Humphrey. 

Cooke County will continue to offer free coronavirus testing through the end of the month, officials announced this week.


Bars may be forced to close soon because of rising hospital occupancy rates with patients infected with the coronavirus, Cooke County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Fletcher said.


Elementary students in Gainesville Independent School District will be required to wear face coverings or face shields starting Wednesday, Sept. 2, the district announced on its website.

Another Gainesville State School employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Brian Sweany.

North Central Texas College will open its campuses next week while still offering student assistance remotely, an announcement from the college indicates.

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Gainesville State School isn’t out of the woods just yet. Another staffer has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Brian Sweany.

For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …

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