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San Marcos reopens parks with warnings against large gatherings

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Timia Cobb, News Contributor

September 16, 2020

San Marcos and other Hays County cities reopened several public spaces and parks Sept. 16 with warnings against gathering in large groups and without enforcement policies. Hays County's lead Epidemiologist Eric Schneider responded to concerns revolving around the decision to reopen, asking that residents...

Hays County reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, 58 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 16, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 32 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 58 recoveries Sept. 16, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,697, active cases to 1,819 and recoveries to 3,826. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 648, 739 and 298 active cases, respectively. Acc...

Texas State reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 15, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 27 new active COVID-19 cases Sept. 15. According to the dashboard, 151 cases are currently considered active. A total of 428 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard states that numbers inclu...

Hays County reports nine new COVID-19 cases, 94 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports nine new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries Sept. 15, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,665, active cases to 1,845 and recoveries to 3,768. San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 667, 742 and 300 active cases, respectively. Acc...

San Marcos to receive third round of federal COVID-19 relief funds

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 15, 2020

San Marcos and New Braunfels will receive $991,644 in federal grants to help recover from the economic fallout of COVID-19, Sen. John Cornyn announced. San Marcos will receive $567,825 while New Braunfels receives $423,819. Funds will be given directly to the local San Marcos government, and the allocation of...

Texas State reports 43 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 42 new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Sept. 11-14. According to the dashboard, 124 cases are currently considered active. A total of 410 students and 37 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard ...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 14, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Sept. 14, a Kyle man in his 70s. The total number of fatalities in the county is 52. The county also reports 58 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Sept. 11 and 58 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county...

Texas State reports 38 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 11, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 38 new student cases Sept. 11. 29 new student cases were reported Sept. 11, the largest single-day increase since the fall semester began. In total, 230 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall semester began Aug. 24. A ...

Hays County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, 31 recoveries

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

September 11, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 30 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries Sept. 11, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,598, active cases to 1,914 and recoveries to 3,633. Kyle, San Marcos and Buda have 756, 716 and 309 active cases, respectively. Accordin...

Pandemic increases demand on local food banks

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Brittany Andes, News Contributor

September 11, 2020

An unstable job market is increasing food insecurity among Texas State students and Hays County residents, placing a spotlight on local food banks working to provide essentials for struggling community members. According to the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University, two in three students employed before the pandemic experienced job insecurity, with one-third...

San Marcos to reopen river parks, public facilities

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Kiana Burks, News Contributor

September 11, 2020

San Marcos will reopen riverfront parks after almost three months of closure due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in June. At 8 a.m., Sept. 16, San Marcos will reopen all riverfront parks, public facilities, athletic complexes, neighborhood park playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, with the exception...

Texas State reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

September 10, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added 12 new student cases Sept. 10. 192 students cases and five faculty/staff cases have been reported since the fall semester began Aug. 24. A total of 330 students and 36 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. The dashboard ...

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