During Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason’s Coronavirus Update, he advised that as of yesterday, April 6, 2020, there were still zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Big Spring and Howard County. There have been 60 tests conducted in the county, 55 have come back negative, and 5 are pending.
During yesterday’s update, Emergency Management Team Lead Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson advised that they had been preparing for COVID-19 since February. Since then, they’ve been busy educating their employees and the public to not touch your face, cover your cough, and practice social distancing. He also advised that when going to the store, only 1 family member is needed to minimize the amount of exposure. He also advised that it was important that when calling for help, it’s important to tell the dispatcher and responders how sick you are and how long you’ve been sick so that they can arrive with the proper personal protective equipment to protect themselves and others around them.