Emergency Management: COVID-19 Resources
The City of Lufkin anticipates receiving funds from the CARES Act and is planning to distribute those funds to local Lufkin businesses through the We Love Lufkin Small Business Grant Program.
There is a new free service to help you keep quarantine if you are
COVID-19 positive or awaiting test results.
The City of Lufkin is taking a proactive approach to decrease the number of COVID-19 infections in Angelina County.
Through the city’s Community Para-Medicine Program, off-duty Lufkin firefighter paramedics will perform grocery and medication delivery for households infected by the virus to enable infected patients to stay home.
On average, a COVID-19 positive person infects 1.8 people. By eliminating their exposure to the public, Lufkin Fire Chief Jesse Moody believes that number will drop.
“We’ll run any errand for them to allow them to stay home until they are no longer infectious,” Moody said. “COVID-19 is spread by close person to person contact primarily. If we can get infected people to stay at home, we know we can help bend the curve back the other direction.”
Diseases like Malaria, Zika and West Nile are spread by insects, therefore there is little that can be done to mitigate the spread. That is not the case with COVID-19, according to Director of Public Safety Gerald Williamson.
“COVID-19 is spread solely from one infected individual to another,” Williamson said. “If an infected individual stays home and does not go out in public, the infection stops with that person. Stopping the spread is that simple.”
Paramedics will also answer medical calls from infected individuals and those awaiting test results to help determine if they need to seek more specialized care.
To qualify for services, you must either be awaiting COVID-19 test results or have been confirmed COVID-19 positive and meet the CDC criteria of an infectious patient. Persons utilizing the service must make their own selections and pay for them via pickup apps offered by various retail outlets Walmart, Target and Brookshire Brothers. If the service call is for a pharmacy pickup, prescriptions must be paid for over the phone prior to the first responder’s arrival at the pharmacy.
The program kicks off at 7 a.m. Friday, July 10th.
To contact the program for service, call 936-633-0386.
NOTICE OF MEETING
The City of Lufkin HOT Fund Board will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Lufkin City Hall, 300 East Shepherd, Lufkin, Texas.
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City officials also want to remind the public of additional precautions and guidelines set forth by the CDC.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
You can monitor the latest CDC updates at: cdc.gov.
Lufkin City Council Monthly Meetings
Lufkin City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Check the city's calendar for exact dates
There is a new free tool to help you save money on your water bill.
AquaHawk is a billing Alert System, a service for the City of Lufkin customers that will enable you to efficiently manage your water usage and lower your monthly bills. Customers who are interested in the service must register to create a new account to receive notifications.
After you register, AquaHawk will analyze your water usage with the customer portal and can notify you of the following after you set your alert thresholds.
AquaHawk allows you to specify an amount of water (gallons) or an estimated bill amount (dollars) that you don’t want to exceed. If your water consumption or bill amount has exceeded or is projected to exceed the threshold value, AquaHawk will send you a notification.
You will need your service address and account number, which can be found on your monthly water bill, to create your account. View your water consumption, set a monthly water budget, receive timely leak alerts, and control your expenses with AquaHawk.