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Hays County reports 18 active COVID-19 cases

Hays County reports 18 active COVID-19 cases

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 30, 2020

Hays County Local Health Department officials have been notified of two additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in Hays County to 18. According to a press release by the county, a total of 24 cases have been lab-confirmed, six of whom have recovered. All...

Parking Services relaxes color-zone restrictions in response to COVID-19

Parking Services relaxes color-zone restrictions in response to COVID-19

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 30, 2020

Transportation Services Director Steven Herrera announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parking services department would be relaxing color-zone restrictions by opening zones to permits of any color to provide students, faculty and staff additional options for commuting and social distancing. The following l...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County rise to 16

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County rise to 16

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

March 29, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, raising the total cases in Hays County to 16 on Sunday, March 29. Fifteen of the positive COVID-19 cases have affected adults between the ages of 20 and 59. Only one female adult between the ages of 60 and 69 has been affected,...

Gov. Abbott gives update on COVID-19 in Texas

Gov. Abbott gives update on COVID-19 in Texas

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 29, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott reported that as of March 29, 2020, 25,483 Texans had been tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID–19.  Of those tested 2,552 are confirmed positive for COVID-19, the governor reported from the state Capital today.  Abbott announced that the State is working with The ...

Texas State faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Texas State faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2020

A Texas State faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 according to an email from Student Health Center Director Dr. Emilio Carranco. According to the email, the faculty member became ill March 17 while away from campus during spring break. A full recovery is expected. The faculty member was...

Two additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hays County, totaling 13

Two additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hays County, totaling 13

Sarah Martinez, News Reporter

March 26, 2020

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by Hays County health officals, now totaling 13 cases in the county. All confirmed cases are adults, one resident coming from Dripping Springs and the other from Kyle. As of March 26 at 4 p.m., the Hays County Local Health Department has received 131...

COVID-19 hotline available for Hays County residents

COVID-19 hotline available for Hays County residents

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2020

The City of San Marcos announced that in an effort to address a rising tide of questions and concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), The Hays County Local Health Department, in conjunction with The City of San Marcos, has established a call center to respond to questions from Hays Cou...

County implements curfew amid growing COVID-19 cases

County implements curfew amid growing COVID-19 cases

Chase Rogers, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra issued a "stay home, work safe" order for the county on Wednesday, effective Thursday, March 26 at 11 p.m. through April 10, to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The order comes while growing confirmed COVID-19 cases have drawn concern locally a...

Second COVID-19 case in a day, total now at 11

Second COVID-19 case in a day, total now at 11

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

March 25, 2020

A second case of COVID-19 was confirmed today by the Hays County Local Health Department, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 11. All 11 positive cases are adults. The newest case is a resident of Dripping Springs. The total number of cases by city, as of 12 p.m. March 25 is: Austin – 1 Buda...

FDA alerts consumers about unauthorized fraudulent COVID-19 test kits

FDA alerts consumers about unauthorized fraudulent COVID-19 test kits

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2020

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration released an announcement that warns consumers about unauthorized fraudulent coronavirus tests that are being marketed to test for COVID-19 in the home. According to a press release sent out by The City of San Marcos,  the FDA has not authorized any test that...

City to close playscapes, dog park, skate park and restrooms due to COVID-19

City to close playscapes, dog park, skate park and restrooms due to COVID-19

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2020

The City of San Marcos announced yesterday in a press release that it would be closing the Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park; in an effort to encourage social distancing and discourage social gathering. "Out of an abundance of caution...

Hays County closes all County parks in response to COVID-19

Hays County closes all County parks in response to COVID-19

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2020

Hays County announced via their website that county officials were closing all county parks until further notice. Parks affected by the closure include Five Mile Dam Parks, Jacob's Well Natural Area, and the Gay Ruby Dahlstrom Nature Preserve. Since March 24, the county has reported nine cases ...

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