County Judge Harbison Confirms Second Case of COVID-19 Due to Community Spread

March 29, 2020 - Letter from Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison

Yesterday, I was notified by the Department of State Health Services that Shelby County has its 2nd confirmed case of COVID-19. It appears that it is from Community Spread. This means that the patient does not know where they were exposed. 

Governor Abbott issued another Executive Order which limits travel between Texas and Louisiana. Only essential travelers will be able to travel from LA without a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Essential travel is defined as traveling in connection with commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response, or critical infrastructure functions. This includes to your place of work.

I urge everyone to stay close to home if possible. If you are going crazy at home, get out and work in your yard, walk around the block or down the road. Stay away from people who are not in your household, when you go to the grocery store or pharmacy respect each other’s personal space.

As I have information, I will notify the press.

Be Kind, Be Smart, Stay Safe, Be Well!!