Health

  What we know about the 3,227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

  Longview firefighters help conduct COVID-19 testing at nursing homes

East Texas firefighters are now joining in the effort to perform 'Covid-19' testing. A new program has firefighters and EMT's performing tests for the public . Covid testing at the 'Willows nursing home' in Kilgore , is being done by Longview fire personnel.

  The Next Normal: East Texas Food Bank continues Summer Food Program with drive-through distribution

KLTV's Jamey Boyum talks with Tim Butler of the the East Texas Food Bank.

  WEBXTRA: National Guard helps distribute food at Whitehouse Food Pantry

The guard members who assisted with the distribution are from the 124th Calvary Regiment out of Waco.

More community COVID-19 testing dates, locations announced in Longview

The free tests will be available to anyone wanting to be tested, according to information from the office of Gregg County Pct. 2 Commissioner Darryl Primo.

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The City of Tyler and Smith County are subject to the governor’s guidelines. Most businesses are allowed to open with 25 percent capacity.

  49 COVID positives in North Smith County jail

The Smith County North Jail currently has 49 positive inmates.

  Kilgore College reopens some buildings for in-person activities

Although the campus is slowly reopening for on-campus classes and other student business, Almanza said it is important to continue to provide remote access.

  WATCH: Anissa Centers digs into how pandemic is affecting marriages in East Texas

Anissa Centers has been talking with divorce lawyers East Texas to see if that additional strain has led to an increase in the number of people filing for divorce.

East Texas organization gets $5 million in CARES funding to assist with electric bills

An East Texas organization has announced they have received $5 million in funding to help those who have experienced a reduction in income pay their electric bills.

  Cowboys to have training camp in Frisco under NFL decision

The Cowboys will be in Frisco for their 2020 Training Camp instead of Oxnard, CA.

Smith Co. central jail has no COVID-19 positive results yet, after testing; north jail has 45

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is only waiting on 11 results back from their COVID-19 testing in their jails.

  Thousands of Tyler Junior College students get COVID-19 relief funds

Tyler Junior College has disbursed emergency federal grants to 2,443 TJC students whose lives and educations were disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. KLTV’s Alex Leroux breaks down the funding.

  Thousands of Tyler Junior College students get COVID-19 relief funds

TJC distributes more than $2 million in CARES Act emergency funding to students

  The Next Normal: Longview FD has new device to clean ambulances potentially exposed to COVID-19

KLTV's Jamey Boyum talks to Longview Fire Marshal Kevin May

  TAPPS schools begin summer workouts

High school student-athletes are starting to get back to a routine that involves their favorite sports.

SFA student athletes workout on campus for first time since COVID-19 shutdown

Each athlete had their temperature taken before being allowed into the building for their one-hour workout.

National Guard helps conduct COVID-19 testing at Tyler nursing home

Reunion Plaza Senior Center Administrator Richard McGuire tells KLTV all testing on residents and staff was completed Monday.

  The Next Normal: Giving birth during COVID-19 pandemic

A new mother shares her experience with KLTV’s Alex Leroux.

  WATCH: Navigating COVID clashes

Relationship professionals Russell Bailiff and Laurie Ann Frank suggest some tips for recognizing and dealing with possible problems with the public.

  Gregg County health official talks about face mask maintenance, reuse

KLTVs Jamey Boyum talks with the Gregg County Health Authority to find out how to take care of the N95 masks, as well as cloth masks, for reuse.

Tyler mayor Martin Heines discusses COVID-19 response, extension of term

Mayor Heines discusses COVID-19 response

Lufkin police urge public caution after woman dies a few days after COVID-19 diagnosis

A 50-year-old woman died at her home on Airport Avenue days after she went to a local emergency room and was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, according to the Lufkin Police Department.

  WATCH: Navigating COVID clashes

  Titus County now 1 of 5 Texas counties with more than 1% capita case count

With Sunday’s COVID-19 update, Titus County is now one of only five of Texas’ 254 counties that have a coronavirus total that is more than 1 percent of their total population, according to County Judge Brian Lee.

  East Texans swarm to lakes after events canceled due to pandemic

With all the visitors, game wardens are out in force on the lakes trying to ensure safety regulations are being followed.

  WEBXTRA: Titus, Camp county officials express concern over delayed COVID-19 test results

KLTV’s Bob Hallmark has more on how the delayed test results are causing anxiety in not just Titus County, but neighboring Camp County.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed on making summer plans work and more

East Texas Medical Team Dr. Ed Dominguez appeared on East Texas Now Friday to answer audience questions about COVID-19.