COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  1. What restrictions are currently in place?
  2. Is my business essential or non-essential?
  3. What City services are changed?
  4. How do I stay informed?

Hood County Outlines COVID-19 Vaccine Protocols

Please check the Hood County website and the City of Granbury webpages for updates.

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

4-5-2021 COVID-19 Update Graphic

Category

Current Numbers*

3-22-2021 Report

3-15-2021 Report

3-5-2021 Report

2-25-2021 Report

2-11-2021 Report

2-8-2021 Report

1-26-2021 Report

Positive tests (from March 2020)6,4206,3476,3076,2456,1285,8425,8245,500
New cases (x1816412890512384NA1,600
Currently hospitalized44149141422
Deaths (COVID-19-positive)12312212111510810410395
Positive test rate11.6%10.6%9.4%8.6%11.7%12.6%15.7%22%

*Last updated at 10 a.m., April 5, 2021, per Jay Webster, Hood County Office of Emergency Management

(x) = "New case" numbers roll over from month to month. Lower numbers generally indicate the first report of the month.

Hood County Businesses Returned to 100 Percent Maximum Capacity

Because COVID-19 related hospitalization rates in Trauma Service Area E (which includes Hood County) no longer exceed 15 percent of total hospital capacity, Hood County businesses (including all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums and libraries) are now allowed to return to 100 percent occupancy levels. If you have questions about this notice or your obligations under Executive Order GA-34, please contact us at coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov Please enter “Executive Order 34” in the subject line for proper routing.

Hood County has increased to a MODERATE risk of COVID-19 transmission

Efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses will continue to keep our community active at work and school. CDC community mitigation strategy guidelines are found below.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/community-mitigation.html 

Prevention is Key!

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

  • Social distancing is best - if you need to get close to others, "mask up"

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html 

  • COVER coughs and sneezes with a mask or a sleeve
  • Wash or sanitize hands and surfaces often
  • Get your flu shot to prevent the spread of influenza-like illness

Review the Department of State Health Services "Open Texas," Hood County, and City of Granbury websites for the latest Executive Orders, reports and guidance on COVID-19:

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx

https://co.hood.tx.us/772/Infectious-Diseases

http://granbury.org/996/COVID-19-Coronavirus

COVID-19 Questions? Dial 2-1-1 or Check Online With DSHS

  • For questions regarding COVID-19, residents are urged to dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus These remain the best sources of information for Hood County residents regarding COVID-19 and self-protection measures. DSHS updates its county-by-county tracking map daily and can be viewed by clicking here.

Rumor Control

  • https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/rumor-control

Please do not pass on rumors. Do your part to stop the spread of disinformation by doing three easy things:

  1. Don’t believe the rumors.
  2. Don’t pass them along.
  3. Go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.

Check your state, local, tribal and territorial governments’ official websites or social media accounts first for information specific to your community.

On social media, be sure to check for a blue verified badge next to the account name. This tells you it’s an official account.

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information Update