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Current Emergencies, Warnings and Updates


Emergencies, Warnings, and Notifications
Apr 6, 2020
The Hays County Local Health Department has reported five additional lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 since April 5. More information at https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/06/hays-county-covid-19-case-update-for-april-6/ Laureen Chernow
Apr 6, 2020
The CDC is now recommending the public wear cloth face masks at grocery stores, etc. Find out more on how to make them and how to wear them at https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/06/cdc-recommendation-on-cloth-face-masks-for-public-use/ Laureen Chernow
Apr 5, 2020
Hays County reports four additional cases overnight and today. https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/05/hays-county-covid-19-update-for-april-5/ Laureen Chernow
Apr 4, 2020
COVID-19 case update for April 4 is at  https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/04/hays-county-covid-19-case-update-for-april-4/ Laureen Chernow
Apr 3, 2020
Follow the link below for the April 3 COVID-19 report for Hays County. The first case in Wimberley has been reported. https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/03/hays-county-covid-19-case-update-as-of-april-3/ Laureen Chernow
Apr 2, 2020
As of 4:25 p.m. April 2, Hays County Local Health Department is reporting three additional lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Hays County. More information is here: https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/02/hays-county-covid-19-update-as-of-425-p-…
Apr 2, 2020
  Governor Abbot has issued an Executive Order Implementing Statewide Essential Services and Activities Protocols. Governor Abbott's Executive Order Effective April 2, 2020 can be read here. CLARIFICATION REGARDING EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR ABBOT…
Apr 1, 2020
The 4 p.m. April 1 report on COVID-19 cases is posted  https://hayscountytx.com/2020/04/01/hays-county-covid-19-update-as-of-4-p-m-april-1/   Laureen Chernow
Apr 1, 2020
Do you have questions about the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order? There’s a QA that might answer your questions – find it by clicking on the COVID-19 icon at https://hayscountytx.com. And remember, if you believe someone or some business is in violation of the …
Mar 31, 2020
Here are the 4 p.m. statistics on COVID0-19 cases in Hays County https://hayscountytx.com/2020/03/31/hays-county-covid-19-update-as-of-4-p-m-march-31/ And when you get a chance, check out the new Dashboard available from the County COVID-19 icon at http…
Mar 31, 2020
Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offer…
Mar 30, 2020
There are currently 18 lab-confirmed positive cases, and six cases that have recovered. Read more:   https://hayscountytx.com/2020/03/30/hays-county-covid-19-cases-for-march-30-total-is-now-18/ Laureen Chernow
Mar 30, 2020
The Health & Human Services Commission has temporarily waived renewal requirements for SNAP and Medicaid. https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2020/03/hhsc-temporarily-waives-renewal-requirements-medicaid-snap-clients-during-cov…
Mar 30, 2020
Follow-up questions include penalties for not complying with the COVID-19 Order #3 (gathering) and the Order as it applies to transporting children to/from childcare. https://hayscountytx.com/questions-from-residents-about-judges-3rd-order-answered/ …
Mar 29, 2020
Read more about the new cases, where they are located, number of negative tests, and more at    https://hayscountytx.com/2020/03/29/hays-county-reports-3-new-covid-19-cases-march-29-total-is-16/ Laureen Chernow