Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information


Texas Healthy Hotline      Arkansas Department of Health Hotline 

    (682) 236-7601                           (877) 570-9799

CDC Hotline:                     Local Emergency Operations Hotline:

    (800) 232-4630                             (903) 255-5560



Bowie County: Shelter-in-Place 

Mayor Bruggeman’s Curfew and Closure Announcement


There is a rumor circulating that there was an inmate who had tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is NOT true. 

There are scammers preying on the elderly as well. Scammers are calling and offering to come to the elderly’s home and test them for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and some are calling and offering to mail them a test kit. BOTH of these offers are SCAMS. DO NOT invite anyone you don’t know into your home, or pay anyone over the phone or give out personal information for a test kit. COVID-19 tests should be administered by a trained healthcare professional, and are not available in-home at this time. 

Food resources for those in need (choose the county where you live): 

Local meal finder for school children:

Resources for senior citizens and vulnerable populations: 

For businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19: or

If your employment has been effected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus): 

Several local healthcare providers are offering telemedicine visits for sick patients


Bowie County: Shelter-in-Place

Bowie County: Disaster Declaration

Cass County: Disaster Declaration

Miller County: Disaster Declaration

City of Texarkana, Texas Disaster Declaration 

City of Texarkana, Texas: Continuance of Disaster Declaration

State of Arkansas: Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Executive Orders

State of Texas: Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Orders

  1. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 3-27-20

    A press conference was held today, March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center to provide an update on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health crisis. Read on...
  2. JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Update 3/25/20 3:30 p.m.

    Mayor Bob Bruggeman’s Statements:“As you know, we are a twin city here in Texarkana, USA, and while being a border city affords us many perks on a daily basis, it can also prove challenging to keep up with the laws and legality on each side of Stateline. Read on...
  1. Playgrounds and Pavilions Closed in Texarkana, Texas Parks

    The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department will close all playgrounds to the public amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health crisis. Read on...
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The goal of the local, state and national public health response is to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The overall risk of COVID-19 in the United States to the general public is low.  To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including flu and COVID-19, follow these measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.  

Map of Coronavirus Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE


Flyers and Printables

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  

Be sure to follow trusted resources for the latest information: