As Bell And McLennan County COVID-19 cases continue to grow, Coryell County has remained largely unaffected by COVID-19 despite a few scares up until now.

In a press release we received from the City of Copperas Cove's Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Gary D. Young, the City has been informed that a resident of Copperas Cove has tested positive for COVID-19.

The resident has voluntarily quarantined themselves until such time as they are well. The resident was tested at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple. The test result was conveyed to Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Staff with TDSHS informed Coryell County Judge Roger Miller who subsequently notified City Manager Ryan Haverlah.

Residents are reminded not to panic, and are being asked to please continue to follow social distance requirements and to limit travel to reasons necessary only to sustain those minimum essential needs of your household.

Copperas Cove will host a City Council meeting Thursday evening, March 26th, at 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers to further discuss the previously issued Disaster Declaration and approve an amendment/extension.

This will be a telephonic meeting in order to advance the public health goal of social distancing. The public may participate in the meeting by dialing in to the following toll-free number, 888-475-4499. Written questions or comments may be also be submitted up to two hours before the meeting by emailing Lisa Wilson, City Secretary, at lwilson@copperascovetx.gov.