The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within Smith County continues to rise.

NET Health released the following statement with the latest information concerning the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus within Smith County.

Tyler, Texas (Monday, March 30)
There are 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Smith County as of Monday, March 30 at 12 p.m.

There is one (1) COVID-19 related fatality within Smith County as of Monday, March 30 at 12 p.m.

Confirmed cases in Smith County: 32
*Northeast Texas Public Health District PIO: Terrence Ates, (903) 343-5451

The Smith County Emergency Operations Center is active and meeting seven days a week to coordinate the best response for the Smith County community.

 

Two week “Stay at Home” Order issued by Smith County Judge
Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran issued a two-week “Stay at Home” Order for all Smith County residents on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The order is an amendment to Smith County’s “Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency for Smith County, Texas.”

The “Stay at Home Order” takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, unless otherwise extended or terminated by further order of Judge Moran.

To view the Order and accompanying press release, please visit Smith County and click the red banner at the top of the page.

 

City of Tyler
The City of Tyler will extend modified facility operations until Friday, April 17. All events City-operated or in a City facility have been suspended through April 17.

Get more information on closures or adjusted services on this website.
City of Tyler PIO: Jenny Wells, (903) 944-9136

 

Smith County
Smith County remains open to the public, but with limited walk-in services.  The County encourages people to conduct their businesses online. Many non-essential services are by appointment only.  The Smith County Tax Office is closed to the public until further notice, but is still working to assist Smith County residents and businesses. Employees will continue working, answering the phones and mail. For more information or to make a payment, call (903) 590-2920 for property taxes and (903) 590-2900 for auto registration. Jury duty continues to be suspended through May 1. For a full list of adjusted services, please visit Smith County.
Smith County PIO: Casey Murphy, (903) 590-4607

 

Tyler Independent School District
Tyler ISD will extend school facility closure through Friday, April 10 to comply with Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran’s “Stay at Home” Order issued on Friday, March 27, 2020. The District will continue to coordinate with local health professionals, as well as state and local government, if a recommendation is made to extend the closure beyond April 10; which is expected. Tyler ISD Curbside Meal service and Distance Learning will continue.

For Curbside Meal information and/or answers to Frequently Asked Questions, go to TISD.
TISD PIO: Jennifer Hines, (903) 521-5887

 

Hospital Updates
Both CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and UT Health East Texas have expanded telehealth services and online screening tools to best serve their patients. Telehealth services will be HIPPA-compliant.

If you are experiencing or developing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, call to speak with a clinician who will provide telephonic triage and make appropriate referrals in accordance with CDC guidelines. Additionally, you may visit www.coronavirus.gov and take a “Coronavirus Self-Checker” assessment. This will help you communicate symptoms to your doctor when you call their office before making a visit.

To coordinate prescreening and referral directly with UT Health East Texas, patients may call (903) 596- DOCS.

To coordinate prescreening and referral directly with CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, patients may call (903) 606-DOCS.

**In the event of an emergency, call 911.

 

Texas Department of Public Safety
In response to the current health threat associated with COVID-19, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is limiting access to North Texas DPS Offices until Monday, April 6, 2020.  This action is being taken to protect both the health and safety of the public as well as our employees.  If you have a confirmed, scheduled appointment at an office, please contact the number you were provided with your confirmation.
Visit Texas.gov or call 1-866-DL-RENEW to learn of the many ways to conduct their DL transactions online without the need to come into an office. For additional information about renewing your driver license or ID card, visit the DPS website.