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Without any advantage to be gained at this time, County Judge Foy O’Brien said he is not yet declaring a public health disaster for Dawson County. He said the main reason for the county to declare such a disaster would be to obtain access to any federal or state funds or assistance linked to such a designation. No such assistance is available at this time. “If assistance from the federal government or state is tied to a disaster declaration, the county is ready to declare such a disaster,” O’Brien said. “We’re prepared to do so, but until we know that’s the case, we’re not ...

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