Last Updated on Jan 15 2021, 1:53 pm CST
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ODESSA, TEXAS – Medical Center Hospital is flying the Texas Flag at half-staff on
Thursday, January 14, in honor of the MCH employee who died of COVID-19 earlier this
month. Joe Guerra, an EKG Tech who had worked for MCH for more than 32-and-a-half
years, died on January 3 from COVID-19 complications.
“Joe was one of those familiar faces that was synonymous with Medical Center
Hospital,” said Russell Tippin, MCHS President & CEO. “Everyone that worked with him
can speak to how Joe made MCH a better place. He was a hard-working man that loved
his family, his job and his coworkers. This tribute is only but a small fraction of the
recognition Joe deserves for a life dedicated to helping others.”
Due to a main break causing a loss of system pressure, the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality has required the Ector County Utility District/PWS ID# 0680235
public water system to notify all customers within the area indicated on the attached
map to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth,
drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are
particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking,
cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or
human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil
and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some
other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will
notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a
notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this
Repairs have been completed.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially
those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in
apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this
notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact ECUD at 432-381-5525,
1039 N. Moss Ave., Odessa, Texas.
17th Street between Dixie and Walnut will be closed Monday (1/18/2021) through Friday (1/21/2021)
due to the removal and replacement of an existing water main line.
Governor Abbott has declared January 13th as Amber Alert Awareness Day, in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and subsequent murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. Amber stands for “America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response. The purpose of the Amber Alert Program is to locate and bring home missing children.
OPD has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (missingkids.org) and the Texas Center for the Missing (centerforthemissing.org) to combat Human Trafficking. The Texas DPS app has an entire section dedicated to Human Trafficking Awareness and the NCMEC provides a “Safety Central” app, which also has several “Child Safety” resources.
Total COVID numbers for MCHS, along with the daily COVID in-house census as of 1:45 p.m.
16,709 total tested
Today, Midland County, the City of Midland and Midland Health confirmed Midland County’s 195th, 196th, 197th, 198th, 199th and 200th COVID-19 related death.
The 195th patient, a female in her 80s with underlying health conditions, was being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital. The patient passed away on January 6, 2021.
The 196th patient, a female in her 90s with underlying health conditions, was being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital. The patient passed away on January 9, 2021.
The 197th patient, a male in his 80s with underlying health conditions, was being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital. The patient passed away on January 11, 2021.
The 198th patient, a male in his 50s, was being treated at Medical Center Hospital. The patient passed away on January 7, 2021.
The 199th patient, a female in her 50s with underlying health conditions, was being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital. The patient passed away on January 8, 2021.
The 200th patient, a male in his 70s with underlying health conditions, was being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital. The patient passed away on January 12, 2021.