Area F (which includes Lamar, Hopkins and Titus counties) has been over 15% for the past five days. After seven days, Executive Order GA-32 goes into effect defining high hospitalizations of COVID-19.
Executive Order GA-32 (Effective October 14, 2020)
On October 8, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-32 to reopen specific venues to 75% capacity and resumption elective surgeries in individual counties. Counties in Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) with high COVID‑19 hospitalizations are excluded from these reopenings.
Per the GA-32, areas with high hospitalizations mean any Trauma Service Area that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID‑19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent until the Trauma Service Area has seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID‑19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15 percent or less.
A county within a TSA with high hospitalizations may still reopen up to 75% if the county meets attestation parameters established under GA-32.
GA-32 took effect on October 14, 2020.