x
Breaking News
More () »

Gregg County judge declares local state of disaster, public health emergency

Gregg County Judge today declared a local state of disaster and public health emergency in response to the new coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: Michael Cavazos/ News Journal

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt today declared a local state of disaster and public health emergency in response to the new coronavirus pandemic.

A declaration Stoudt signed this morning, reads “As Gregg County judge, I have concerns regarding inappropriate accommodations for an influx of local Covid-19 patients, personal protective equipment shortages for emergency response personnel and the potential for the escalating spread of the disease in pandemic form.”

The declaration was set to take effect immediately and remain in effect for less than a week, per state government code, unless it is continued by Stoudt.

Read more from CBS19's newspaper partner, the Longview News-Journal.