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Hays County reports 82 new COVID-19 cases, San Marcos with most active

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 82 new cases of COVID-19, June 11, bringing the total new number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 574 and active cases to 306. San Marcos now has the highest number of active cases, gaining 64 from Wednesday. County Judge Ruben Becerra reported...

San Marcos to offer free COVID testing June 14 and 20

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Texas Division of Emergency Management announced it will offer free COVID-19 testing in San Marcos June 14 and June 20 as part of the Governor’s new initiative to test under-served communities. The June 14 free testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bonham Pre-k School, 1225 TX-123...

VPSA announces summer II health and safety guideline changes

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 11, 2020

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt announced health and safety changes beginning in the summer II semester, including mandated face coverings. The campus health and safety guidelines that began June 8 include but are not limited to: requiring protective face coverings, decreasing the density of c...

Collision on IH-35 ends in traffic fatality

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 11, 2020

The driver of a Dodge pickup truck was killed after a June 9 incident in which his vehicle ran into the back of a semi-trailer on southbound IH-35. At approximately 10:37 p.m., June 9, the San Marcos Police Department, Fire Department, and Hays County EMS were dispatched to the scene. The driver of...

Hays County reports 27 new cases of COVID-19, seven recovered

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Marilyn Espericueta, News Contributor

June 10, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 June 10, bringing the total new number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 492 and active cases to 230. As of 4 p.m. June 10, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 257, up 7 from Tuesday. The total number...

Hays County reports 24 new cases of COVID-19, 17 recover

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Carson Ganong, News Contributor

June 9, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 June 9, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 465 and active cases to 210. As of 4 p.m. June 9, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 250, up by 17 from Monday. The total number...

Pure Barre temporarily closes due to increasing number of COVID-19 cases in county

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Gabriella Ybarra, Managing Editor

June 9, 2020

Update, 1:33 p.m. Pure Barre announced all of its staff was advised to be tested after a desk staff member tested positive for the virus. The member has been asymptomatic and the last time they were at the studio was early morning June 2, and is currently under a 10 day quarantine at home. The mem...

Cabana Beach Apartments resident tests positive for COVID-19

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 9, 2020

A Cabana Beach Apartments resident tested positive for COVID-19 after first showing symptoms May 30, according to an email from Cabana Beach. The email states the resident self-quarantined when the symptoms first appeared and has not been to the management office or in any resident common space for...

Hays County reports 43 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, no recoveries

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 8, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 June 8, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 441 and active cases to 203. Hays County did not release COVID-19 updates June 6 or 7, the following statistics are since Friday, June 5. As of 4 p.m. June...

Menchie’s team member tests positive for COVID-19

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Haley Brand, Engagement Editor

June 6, 2020

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in San Marcos announced temporary closure after one of its team members tested positive for COVID-19. The store immediately closed June 5 after it was informed of the positive test. The team member's last day at work was May 30, and she or he had no symptoms while in the store. Menchie's...

University work groups present health and safety guidelines, mandates face masks

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 5, 2020

Texas State's COVID-19 work groups presented recommendations to the president's cabinet, developing a 10-step guidance plan for protecting the health and safety of faculty, staff and students effective June 8. Included in these guidelines is a requirement for face coverings on campus. A detailed guide...

Hays County reports nine new cases of COVID-19, 13 recover

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Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 5, 2020

The Hays County Health Department reported nine new cases of COVID-19 June 5, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county to 398 and active cases to 160. As of 4 p.m. June 4, the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus is 233, up by 13 from Thursday. The total number...

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