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REPORT FROM HEMPHILL COUNTY HOSPITAL: The state of COVID-19 in Hemphill County

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On Thursday evening, April 2, Hemphill County Hospital District reported the first positive test for COVID-19 in Hemphill County. The news rocked the community, emptied local streets, and resulted in the closing of more local businesses, whose resources were already stretched thin by the pandemic’s effects.

Today, HCH released a report on the current status of COVID-19 testing in this county. The report: 12 have been tested, two tests are pending, nine have been returned as negative, and one came back positive for the virus last Thursday.

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In EDC shake-up, board accepts resignations of executive director, marketing director

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In an abrupt shake-up Monday evening, Canadian/Hemphill County Economic Development Council members accepted the resignations of both the executive director and marketing director, before immediately turning their attention to the approval of emergency support for local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.