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Holding a public meeting while social distancing sounds like an oxymoron, but that’s exactly what the El Campo ISD school board did Tuesday night. Governor Greg Abbott limited public gatherings to 10 people due to Coronavirus concerns, so the ECISD school board discussed Coronavirus updates,…

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City parks remain open, but playgrounds were closed as El Campo officials do what they can to keep people from gathering. Meanwhile, the United States has become the epicenter for the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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A 2018 study published by the Nordic College of Caring Science found residents in nursing homes experiencing loneliness felt strong emotions, such as grief, as a result. In a time where visitors are banned to protect residents against Coronavirus infection, El Campoans are finding creative w…

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Be prepared for masks, gloves and possibly gowns on the people coming to help you if you have to call for an ambulance.

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With now three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wharton County, officials are redoubling efforts encouraging the public to stay home, avoid groups and wash hands while the public asks how much of a danger they face.

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With three confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection reported in Wharton County so far the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting many areas of life, but locals are coping in various ways.

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El Campo voters won’t be going to the polls until November, council decided Monday night, in a unanimous vote that also extends Mayor Randy Collins’ position another six months.

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Schools across the state are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, compelling Governor Greg Abbott to waive standardized testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness being cancelled was both a relief and a disappointment for local sch…

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Officials don’t doubt area businesses are being affected by coronavirus-driven closures and stay home recommendations, but they’d like to know how much.

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo generated almost $400 million in 2019, but the economic behemoth didn’t outlast the Coronavirus outbreak in 2020, closing March 11, after being open about one week due to growing public health concerns.

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A team of about 10 El Campo ISD food service employees wheeled carts of paper bag lunches to the curb, preparing to serve cars already lining up down the street. The employees stood ready; it was time to feed El Campo’s children.

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The following information came into the Leader-News this week. Additional cancellations or changes will be reported in the paper and online with free access as they are discovered. 

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The Wharton County Youth Fair executive board decided to downsize the 2020 fair due to Coronoavirus during a Tuesday meeting.

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In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and businesses across the country have been affected, changing aspects of everyday life for El Campoans.

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To follow Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order limiting public gatherings to 10 people because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the El Campo ISD school board will conduct its March meeting digitally Tuesday night.

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The executive board of the Wharton County Youth Fair met Tuesday, March 17 to re-evaluate events of the 2020 Fair Week scheduled for April 18-25.

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The City of El Campo joined Wharton County Monday in declaring a disaster as a result of COVID-19 and its effects.

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Planting season began on time this year, and El Campo area farmers have enjoyed optimal weather and moisture conditions during the last couple of weeks.

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Cases of coronavirus infection have not been reported in Wharton County, motivating many local business owners to keep their doors open and make their businesses extra clean.

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Students will continue their education at home for at least the next few weeks after growing concerns over the coronavirus lead El Campo and Louise ISD officials to close schools.

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The three suspects in a multiple-county crime spree that included armed robbery, auto theft and vandalism in El Campo were arrested Friday.

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All Catholic churches in Wharton County and throughout the Diocese of Victoria will stop holding masses through March 31. Attendance at weddings and funerals will be limited to 10.

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The following information came into the Leader-News this week. Additional cancellations or changes will be reported in the paper and online with free access as they are discovered.  

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Institutions like Wharton County Junior College employ more than 20,000 workers just in the Gulf Coast region adding almost $3 billion to the economy, according to a recent study done by the state comptroller’s office.

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El Campo City Council won’t be returning any sales tax dollars to a business relocating from the West Loop to the U.S. 59 corridor.

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No visitation restrictions have been enacted at El Campo Memorial Hospital yet as a result coronavirus COVID‑19, but nursing homes are asking family members and others to please stay home unless absolutely necessary.

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