Goliad County is supposed to rely on the Texas Department of State Health Services for COVID-19 contact tracing. But with delays in getting results, emergency operations coordinator Jimmy Schulze has taken matters into his own hands.

When he hears a resident has tested positive from a friend who works at a nursing home or a resident at the grocery store, Schulze adds their name to a document on his computer. On Wednesday, he said there were seven names on the list he had yet to hear about from DSHS.

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: mrosenberg@vicad.com or call 361-574-1264.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. She reports on insurance, the cost of health care, local hospitals, and more. Questions, tips, or ideas? Contact: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

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