According to a statement from Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra released last week included language that masks were mandatory and included a $1000 fine for businesses, their employees, and customers for each violation.
On Friday, June 19, Becerra walked back the threat of the fine against businesses.
The latest Executive Order GA-26 issued by Governor Greg Abbott stated there would be no civil or criminal penalty that will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering.
However, for individuals and businesses who cannot keep the 6-foot suggested social distancing, it is strongly suggested to wear masks.
View the Governor’s latest order at https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-26_expanded_opening_COVID-19.pdf.
On Wednesday, June 3, Governor Greg Abbott announced phase three of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19.
Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas are able to operate at up to 75% capacity, with very limited exceptions.
Businesses that previously have been able to operate at 100% capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits.
All businesses and customers should continue to follow minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Effective June 19
Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 may open at 75% capacity.
Special provisions have been made for outdoor gatherings, such as the Fourth of July celebrations, but it is imperative that local officials and public health officials collaborate on safety standards.
These provisions are included in the Governor’s Executive Order and are also available on the Open Texas webpage.
All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard of health protocols from DSHS.
For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit http://open.texas.gov.
Reminders for those going out:
- Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.
- People should not be in groups greater than ten when possible.
- People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
- People are still asked to avoid nursing homes, state-supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
HAYS COUNTY CASE TOTALS
*UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, AT 4:40 PM
* Disclaimer: As this is a fast-moving situation, the information included below is provisional and subject to change.
Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said the County’s total of lab-confirmed cases includes 111 from the first three days of testing last week by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
NOTE: If residents were tested at a TDEM site, they will receive their results directly from that agency, not the Hays County Local Health Department.
NEWS ALERT UPDATE
|JUNE 23, 2020||JUNE 24, 2020|
|TOTAL TESTS (includes pending cases)||
|DAILY NEW TESTS (*estimated)
|TOTAL CONFIRMED (*estimated)||
|NEW DAILY CONFIRMED
DAILY CHANGE IN NEW CASES FOR HAYS COUNTY
|CITY||TOTAL CASES||ACTIVE CASES||RECOVERED||FATALITIES|
*Note: Some Hays County residents have Austin and Maxwell addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.
HAYS COUNTY POSITIVE TEST BY AGE AND GENDER
|> 80 YEARS||13||9||22|
|TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
DRILL DOWN OF ETHNICITY & GENDER
|ETHNICITY||FEMALE||MALE||TOTAL||PERCENTAGE OF CASES|
DRILL DOWN BY RACE
|RACE||PERCENTAGE OF CASES|
/ PACIFIC ISLANDER
LATEST TEXAS COVID-19 CASE TOTALS
*UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, AT 3:50 PM
Disclaimer: All Texas data below is provisional and subject to change. As this is a fast-moving situation, the information included below is provisional and subject to change.
* These numbers are an estimate based on several assumptions related to hospitalization rates and recovery times, which were informed by data available to date. These assumptions are subject to change as we learn more about COVID-19. The estimated number does not include data from any cases reported prior to 3/24/2020.
*If listed as N/A or TBA, the latest information has not been released by state agencies; the table will be updated when the data is available.
|TOTALS||JUNE 23, 2020||JUNE 24, 2020|
|HOSPITALIZATIONS *Currently hospitalized lab-confirmed cases||
|TOTAL POSITIVE CASES REPORTED||
|NEW CASES FROM PRIOR DAY(S) *Estimated||
|TOTAL RECOVERED *Estimated||
|FATALITIES OVER LAST 24 HOURS
|COUNTIES REPORTING CASES||
242 of 254
242 of 254
|COUNTIES WITH FATALITIES||130 of 254||131 of 254|
NOTE: Case and fatality information is updated daily at 1 pm and is compiled from information reported publicly by local health departments and through the DSHS public health regions. Counts are current as of that morning.
Because some jurisdictions report cases later in the day, local numbers may be more up to date. County case numbers may occasionally go down if the case investigation determines the person is a resident of another county or state.
Testing numbers show the number of test results for Texas residents reported to DSHS by public health and private labs. They do not include pending tests. Additional testing may be occurring by labs not yet reporting all results to DSHS. Unable to deduplicate total test numbers for private labs.
Demographic data comes from completed case investigations. The majority of cases in Texas are still under investigation.
Hospitalization and hospital capacity numbers are reported daily by hospitals through eight Hospital Preparedness Program providers that coordinate health care system preparedness and response activities in Texas.
U.S. & WORLDWIDE CORONAVIRUS CASE OVERVIEW
*UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, AT 7:08 AM
*Disclaimer: This data changes rapidly and might not reflect some cases still being reported.
|CASES REPORTED||CASES PER
|U.S. CASE OVERVIEW||2,391,336||7,256||739,917||122,985|
|WORLDWIDE CASE OVERVIEW||9,237,691||1,188||4,613,425||476,911|