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Covenant Life Church will host a mobile pantry with the North Texas Food Bank from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 8, at its parking lot, 423 N. College St., Waxahachie.

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Hospitals from around the world are turning to Waxahachie-based company Sea-Long Medical Systems to help in the treatment of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The company’s hyperbaric hood can be used on some patients instead of a traditional ventilator.

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As of Friday afternoon, the Ellis County Local Health Authority confirmed an additional death relating to COVID-19 in Ellis County, out of the overall 27 cases reported as of Thursday evening. The 27 total cases include 24 classified as active, two deaths and one with recovered status.

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As are other school districts and schools throughout the state, Waxahachie ISD’s campuses are closed through May 4 under order of Gov. Greg Abbott. Here’s a roundup of photos of WISD teachers, parents and students as shared in the district’s newsletter.

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On March 31, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-14 implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.For count…

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On Thursday, the Ellis County Local Health Authority confirmed one additional case of COVID-19 in Ellis County, increasing the countywide total to 27 cases. The 27 total cases includes 25 classified as active, one death and one with recovered status.

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April 1, 2020 – The Ellis County Local Health Authority has confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 26 cases of COVID-19.

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Award-winning community photographer Scott Dorsett, 61, passed away Sunday. His work included several decades’ service with the Waxahachie Daily Light through 2016, when a near-fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident while he was out jogging left him with significant injuries and continuing medica…

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As impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the community, The Little Pantry has seen its use go up, as well as an uptick in its donations.

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On Feb. 27, Dr. Skip Mondragón launched the release of his new book, “Wrestling Depression Is Not For Wimps! Lessons Learned From an Amateur Wrestler’s Fight to Triumph Over Depression.”

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Since launching its economic relief programs in the past several weeks, the U.S. Small Business Administration has seen a wide spectrum of businesses affected by COVID-19 apply for assistance.

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March 31, 2020 – The Ellis County Local Health Authority has confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 20 cases of COVID-19.Details are below (or view the graphic):Ennis - 7Maypearl - 1Midlothian - 6Palmer - 1Red Oak - 3Waxahachie - 2…

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WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of Texas; and

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March 30, 2020 – It is with a heavy heart that the Office of the Ellis County Judge reports the first coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of a 90-year-old Midlothian resident. The Midlothian resident tested positive for COVID-19 on March 21 and was immediately transferred to Methodist Mansf…

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During Waxahachie ISD’s distance learning instruction period, the district will continue to provide meals for all children ages 1-18 as part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

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March 28, 2020 – The Local Health Authority has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Among the companies in Waxahachie giving hope to residents in the stressful time associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is the grocery store, H-E-B.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about struggles for both daycares and the parents who need their services. Some are struggling to stay open or have closed temporarily. This has led to essential workers, such as first responders and medical professionals, with limited options for childcare …

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Among the COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread impacts has been the closing of Poston Gardens in Waxahachie.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has launched an online portal to streamline the process and validation of leads for more supplies. The portal is administered by the run by the state’s Supply Chain Strike Force.

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The Governor’s Office has been publishing a number of releases relating to actions being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the most recent actions, by date, as taken by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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“13 Cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County”March 27, 2020 – The Local Health Authority has confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19.COVID-19 in Ellis County:As shown in  the above graphic and listed here:Ca…

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March 26, 2020 – The Local Health Authority has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County. This increases the countywide total to 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19.Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state of Texas, the Texas Department of State Health…

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CLARIFICATION (5:01 p.m. Friday, March 27): The Dart Corporation’s use of the term “presumed positive” in its March 25 press release reflects implementation of the company’s “presumed positive” protocol. The company, operating from an abundance of caution, presumes a positive result and acts…

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Here's a series of slides from the World Health Organization that serve as "myth busters" for some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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In a 4-1 vote, the Waxahachie City Council approved to amend its COVID-19 disaster declaration at an emergency called meeting Wednesday morning. The amendment follows in the steps of Ellis County, which approved a shelter in place order for residents Tuesday.

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Prior to issuing his executive order GA-08, which includes a provision of no public gatherings of more than 10 people, Gov. Greg Abbott had temporarily suspended certain rules so as to allow for telephone public meetings.

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The Local Health Authority confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County on Tuesday, bringing the total to eight confirmed cases countywide. Available information on six of those cases indicate they are the result of community spread. Information on the other two cases had not b…

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The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has prompted several businesses to establish certain hours for senior citizens to do their shopping. This is reflective of the Centers for Disease Control including older adults among those more at risk for complications if they contr…

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The U.S. Census Bureau continues to accept applications for temporary part-time positions with the 2020 Census. Although many job offers have been made, there is still an opportunity, according to the bureau’s website, https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html.

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On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter requesting a presidential declaration of a major disaster in Texas based on the continued impact of COVID-19. This action follows his March 13 declaration of a state of disaster for all 254 Texas counties.