But some locals are still going to work everyday including those in the healthcare, grocery and food services businesses.
Grayson County Health Department Director Amanda Ortez said there are things that those folks can do to try to limit their exposure and the exposure they pass on to others.
"When an employee goes home at the end of the day, they should wash their hands, their clothes and disinfect their shoes," Ortez said. She said they should, "proceed straight to the shower, especially if you are a health care provider or other essential service worker that has contact with patients. If you wear a lot of jewelry, it may be time to reconsider doing so, as many times those items could come into contact with potentially contaminated surfaces and more than likely not be properly disinfected on a daily basis. To add to this, don't forget to disinfect the high touch areas inside your vehicle, especially if you are a healthcare worker or another essential services worker."
She said those who work for companies that continuing to gather together at a workplace, they should still try to maintain social distancing as much as possible and disinfect commonly shared surfaces.
"Employers should increase the frequency of facility cleaning. Your janitorial team members are also essential at this time, as they are aware of the proper disinfectants to use in areas in accordance with Safety Data Sheets.
Ortez said the number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Grayson County pursuant to doctors’ orders since March 10 is 118.
So far only two of those cases have proved positive for the virus.
Ortez said there were 37 that were sent to the state lab with six of those still pending. Another 48 were completed by private labs with 27 pending.