HAYS COUNTY COURTHOUSE – The Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) is now reporting COVID-19 data in a manner that is more in line with how the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) now calculates whether a community has high, medium or low transmission (visit that webpage here; Hays County is currently identified as Medium Transmission). It’s also in a more standardized format for comparability across counties and regions.
A June 10, 2022, data audit by the Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiology Team added about 1,300 cases to our COVID-19 dashboard. The dates of those cases range across the entire pandemic from March 2020 to the present, with several hundred from January 2022 when the Omicron variant was prevalent. The data is mainly reflected on the cumulative tab.
HCLHD may receive information about COVID-19 cases days, weeks or months after the fact. This has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic and is a product of data reporting lags from a variety of sources including physicians, hospitals and other health departments. If you notice additional cases, hospitalizations, or fatalities on the dashboard, please know they are not recent. We issue a weekly report showing the most current data.
HCLHD reminds everyone that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that spreads primarily through the air. Wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask while indoors will reduce your chances of catching the virus. Additional measures include utilizing indoor air filters, social distancing, and frequent hand washing. Staying up to date with COVID vaccinations greatly reduces the risk of severe disease and death. Everyone age five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. Everyone over the age of 16 is encouraged to get a booster dose.
Hays County residents can upload at-home COVID-19 test results here: https://arcg.is/1G4P1r. No identifying information is collected. While these reports are not included in our official case counts, they help provide a better understanding of community spread.
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pfizer, @ Christus Trinity Clinic (formerly Live Oak),
401 Broadway, San Marcos
- M-F, Walk-in Pfizer vaccine clinics @ CommuniCare, 2810 Dacy Ln., Kyle, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
- More locations can be found here: https://www.vaccines.gov
- Check with your health care provider to see if they offer vaccines
UPDATED JUNE 15, 2022
UPDATED JUNE 15, 2022
*UPDATED JUNE 15, 2021