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Hays County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, 51 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 28, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 21 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 51 recoveries Aug. 28, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,361, active cases to 2,348 and recoveries to 2,967. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 966. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State responds to COVID-19 dorm rumor from Reddit post

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Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

After rumors about Texas State placing students diagnosed with COVID-19 on a campus dorm floor, the university responded saying it created space in dorms for students in quarantine, not those who tested positive. An Aug. 27 Reddit post titled "Texas State is Placing COVID Positive students in my Hall" surfaced on social media from an indi...

Texas State reports seven new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports Aug. 27 seven new students tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 153 students and 34 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. Texas State’s total COVID-19 cases recently jumped after 26 new c...

Hays County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, 19 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 18 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 recoveries Aug. 27, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,340, active cases to 2,378 and recoveries to 2,916. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 995. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State reports eight new COVID-19 cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 26, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports Aug. 26 six new students and two faculty/staff members tested positive for COVID-19. According to the dashboard, a total of 146 students and 34 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1. Texas State's total COVID-19 cas...

Hays County reports one new COVID-19 fatality

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 26, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 fatality Aug. 26, a San Marcos woman in her 80s, who was hospitalized at the time of death. The total number of fatalities in the county is 46. The county also reports 14 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 27 recoveries, bringing the...

Texas State COVID-19 dashboard adds 26 new cases

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 26, 2020

Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard reports since Aug. 18, 23 students and three faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The dashboard shows four students and one faculty member tested positive Aug. 25, and one faculty member tested positive Aug. 24. 14 of the new student cases wer...

Hays County reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, 41 recoveries

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Brittany Andes, News Contributor

August 25, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 11 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 41 recoveries Aug. 25, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,308, active cases to 2,393 and recoveries to 2,870. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,020. Kyle and Buda...

Texas State sets sights on broad campus COVID-19 testing

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Ziek Sanchez, News Reporter

August 25, 2020

Texas State is approaching the fall semester with limited COVID-19 testing for selective individuals, aiming for hundreds of free daily tests by September. The university currently offers staff, students and faculty limited COVID-19 testing on its San Marcos campus. Insurance or CARES act funds will...

(Photo Gallery) Students, faculty return to campus for first day of classes

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Ali Mashburn, Elaine Dela Peña, and Rebecca Harrell

August 24, 2020

Texas State students, faculty and staff returned to campus Aug. 24 for the first official class day of the fall semester — with face masks, social distancing reminders and free hand sanitizer. Following months of students not being on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first day brought life...

Hays County reports 47 new COVID-19 cases, 19 recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

August 24, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reports 47 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 recoveries Aug. 22-24, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 5,297, active cases to 2,423 and recoveries to 2,829. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,046. Kyle an...

UPDATE: Texas State limits all sports venues to 25% capacity

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Colton McWilliams, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2020

All Texas State sporting venues will be limited to 25% fan capacity until further notice, and fans will be required to wear face coverings, the university announced in an Aug. 24 email. This announcement comes after Texas State said Aug. 21 that the football season opener against SMU would be limited...

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