The City of Whitehouse is closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The City is working with our public health partners at Smith County, NET Health , The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the city has best practices in place for the general public. As of March 31, 2020, the City has been notified of a positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the immediate area.

City Hall, Police Department, and Fire Station remain closed to public access.

Our updates will be added to this page as they are issued, or visit our Facebook page to the right.

Best practices:

We are asking the public to contact their healthcare provider prior to visiting hospitals or emergency rooms for treatment. It is very important to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus that all potential patients are screened so healthcare providers can to prepare for their arrival.

For those who believe they have COVID-19 symptoms, they may visit and take a “Coronavirus Self-Checker” assessment. This will help you communicate symptoms to your doctor when you call their office before making a visit.

Related Documents:

March 31, 2020 - Confirmed Case in Whitehouse Area

March 27, 2020 - Smith County COVID Information and Stay At Home Order

March 17, 2020 - Disaster Declaration

March 17, 2020 - Disaster Declaration Press Release

March 13, 2020 - Modifying City Operations

March 12, 2020 Press Release

Partner Agency Links:

Center for Disease Control

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of Emergency Management

NET Health

Small Business Administration

Texas Workforce Commission Resources for Employers and Jobseekers

Smith County