Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

20 Mar 2020 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The spread of the Coronavirus has caused lifestyles around the world to be adjusted in order to help stop the spread of this deadly disease.

Recently the Ellis County, Texas leadership instituted a County-wide Proclamation and Order declaring a local state of disaster. In these documents the County Judge laid out many mandates for personnel throughout the County.

This article doesn't intend to spell out all of these mandates, but focus on what is important for our members in respect to this virus.

How the Detachment is adjusting to this situation:

By order of Commandant Robert Bell, all Detachment functions have either been cancelled or moved to the Zoom online platform. As the situation changes and things start to get back to normal the decision will be revisited and adjusted as needed. As for now, please stay home and take care of yourself and your family.

About the virus:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell.

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

How it spreads:

The Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.


Help Stop the Coronavirus:

HANDS - Wash them often

ELBOW - Cough into it

FACE - Don't touch it

FEET - Stay more than 3ft apart

FEEL sick? - Stay home



The Ellis County Det. 1452 is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation (Federal Tax Id: 81-5103004) founded in Ennis, Texas, and is a subordinate organization of the Marine Corps League Inc. with a special group tax exemption (Group Exemption Number: 0955).


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Official Mailing Address:

3804 Lake Bardwell Drive  Ennis, Texas 75119

Phone: 360.808.0604

Veterans Organization in Ellis County, TX

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