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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
BENJAMIN—Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik, in a Facebook post Friday morning, urged residents to continue to take precautions as the numbers of coronavirus cases skyrockets across the country and in Texas.
Wojcik confirmed Monday morning the county now has three active cases and one of the individuals is really sick, according to a Facebook post by the man’s son. Previously, the county had only one case, a Goree resident who worked at the Haskell detention center.
“Just because something’s open, you still need to take precautions,” Wojcik said. “Go out at your comfort level. Protect yourself and your family but respect the wishes of others. If they want to wear a mask, don’t laugh or look down at them. I’ve witnessed this happening.”
Wojcik indicated the county has no plans to add any restrictions to what Gov. Abbott previously ordered, including the ones Friday morning.
The county judge did confirm groups organizing events involving 100 or more outside city limits, in the county, would need to get his approval because of Abbott’s latest order. Mayors will need to approve such functions within the cities going forward.