Monday - March 30, 2020
Haskell County does not have any known positive cases, but the window is getting smaller and smaller as counties around Haskell report more cases.

Haskell County currently does not have a mandatory shelter in place, and would like to keep it that way. The only way to do that is for everyone to follow the guidelines. It is imperative to understand that no one is above this order, and it is not up to individuals to make their own rules.

"We must do a better job at staying home and following the rules already set in place by the Governor," said Kenny Thompson, Haskell County Judge.

The Governor of Texas has a mandatory executive order already in place that is punishable by law if you do not follow it. I t reads as follows:

  • Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
  • Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close. Read the full order here.

It is recommended to shop local as much as you can. If you have to go to outlying area stores such as Walmart, please consider doing curb side pickup and/or only sending one family member inside for groceries. Please use all necessary precautions when shopping and only go out when it is necessary.

If you think you may have been exposed, or have been to an area with reported cases, or have had visitors from such places, please voluntarily quarantine yourself. This could save a life!

Keep up with cases in Texas here.
There are two great funding programs available for businesses through the SBA. One is the CARES act and one is the EIDL program. The DCOH is in the process of drafting an email with all the specifics out to the area businesses. It is highly recommended that you apply for this funding. It has been advertised as a loan, but they are looking at forgiving part of it. Details are still being worked out. You can read more about it here.
The Haskell Service Center is still open and here to serve your needs. To be able to do this and keep our employees, family and town safe we are asking that you stay in your vehicle or outside while you wait. Our waiting area and inside the shop are no longer going to be open to wait in. You can call us and schedule a time to come in or just come to shop and call and let us know you are here. We can also take credit cards over the phone. We will continue to serve our farmers with service calls or you can come to the shop. We appreciate each and every one of you! Together we will get through this.
Thank you
Representative Drew Springer - (940) 580-1770
Senator Charles Perry - (940) 937-0909
Ted Cruz - (512) 916-5834
John Cornyn - (806)-472-7533

If you would like us to include updates from your Haskell entity, business, non-profit, etc., please email and we will do our best.
**Please excuse all typos as these emails are being put together quickly.
Links to the previous updates.