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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...

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,...

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...

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 ...

Hays County to issue a stay-in-place order

Hays County to issue a stay-in-place order

Sonia Garcia, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra is expected to make an official announcement today on a stay-in-place order with an 11 p.m. curfew to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last night, March 24, Hays County residents received an emergency update text from the judge informing them the announcement...

Hays County confirms two new COVID-19 cases

Hays County confirms two new COVID-19 cases

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

March 24, 2020

Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Hays County Local Health Department, bringing the total cases in Hays to nine. All nine positive cases are adults. The two cases are connected to Hays CISD's Carpenter Hill Elementary School, but it is believed the persons who...

COVID-19: Everything Gov. Abbott has said and done

COVID-19: Everything Gov. Abbott has said and done

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 21, 2020

Editor's note: This is a fluid list of a chronology of events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas. This will be updated regularly and things may change from time in accordance with those changes. The article is informed by press releases from the governor's office and pool coverage was provided by ...

SMCISD suspends normal school operations through April 5, meals to be provided during distance learning

SMCISD suspends normal school operations through April 5, meals to be provided during distance learning

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 21, 2020

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Michael Cardona suspended normal school operations March 16, effective March 23- April 5. Hays county reported its sixth case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a Kyle resident, at approximately 9 a.m., March 20. This brings the total cases in Hays County to six. Health authorities in the coun...

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