- Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County
- What restrictions are currently in place?
- Is my business essential or nonessential?
- What City services are changed?
- How do I stay informed?
last updated April 8, 2020, 3:00 p.m., per the Hood County Public Health Authority
Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County
|208||total COVID-19 tests reported|
|49||pending laboratory confirmation|
|1||fully recovered and released from isolation|
With the exception of the recovered patient, all COVID-19 positive patients and contacts under investigation who are not hospitalized remain isolated at home in accordance with public health guidelines.
Where did these people contract COVID-19?
Four people are believed to have contracted the highly contagious virus from travel, three from work contacts in the Dallas Fort Worth area, and three others contracted the illness from infected family members. Two do not yet have an identified source for COVID-19 transmission.
At the April 1, 2020 Granbury City Council Emergency Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of City Council Emergency Resolution No. 20-05, amending City Council Emergency Resolution No. 20-04 to reconcile the City Emergency Declaration with the gubernatorial executive orders.
In addition to Executive Order GA-14, the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Governor issued Guidance for Houses of Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis to answer questions about guidelines for faith-based gatherings.
At the March 25, 2020 Granbury City Council Emergency Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of City Council Emergency Resolution No. 20-04, which includes, among other restrictions the following (Please see the full declaration for all restrictions.)
- Individuals are to stay at home. However, individuals may leave their residences for essential travel, essential activities, or to provide or perform essential governmental functions, or to operate essential businesses. This includes traveling to work at an essential business, traveling for the health of yourself or another person, leaving to get food and supplies, or getting outside to exercise.
- To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from any other person. This does not require a household or living unit to social distance when at home.
- In-house dining at restaurants is prohibited. Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services; drive-in restaurants; drive-through restaurants; liquor stores; and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-in or drive-through services, as allowed by law.
- All businesses operating within the City of Granbury, except essential businesses, are required to close to the public. Please see the "Is my business essential or nonessential?" for resources.
Please direct questions or requests for more information to the Public Information Office at email@example.com or call City of Granbury during business hours at 817-573-1114.
Operations regarding essential and nonessential businesses are addressed in Resolution 20-04.
To clarify your status as essential or nonessential please refer to these resources:
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): ADVISORY MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICALINFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE
- Office of the Governor: Executive Order GA-14 Relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activitiesduring the COVID-19 disaster
City of Granbury Continues to Provide All Essential Services
Your safety and the safety of those who serve you is our top priority. The City of Granbury continues to provide essential services to the public. City buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. However, residents are strongly encouraged to conduct City business online, by email, or by phone at 817-573-1114.
Employees that are able to work from home to fulfill their responsibilities are doing so. Those that are needed in person at City facilities are staggering onsite shifts to operate at one half staffed to ensure separation of workers and adhere to social distancing recommendations.
Utility Billing Services
City lobbies are temporarily closed to the public, however, utility services can still be managed in a number of methods. Click here for more information on payment methods, connection services, and general utility information.
- All Utility Payments will be due on the Regular Due Date. Bills will be processed as normal.
- Late penalty will not be assessed at this time, however, to prevent possible service interruption, please ensure your payment is made on time.
Trash and Recycling Pickup Services
The City of Granbury uses Waste Connections as its garbage and recycling service provider. Waste Connections is opting to temporarily suspend residential bulk services, meaning that the Bulk Trash Pick-up scheduled for April 11 is canceled.
Effective March 25, Waste Connections will suspend recycling pickup services (all pickups will be trash pickups), and, because of this, a small discount will be reflected in customers’ utility bills. Waste Connections will also be limiting Residential Recycle and Trash services to collection of only contents that are securely bagged or in a container cart. Household trash that is not properly bagged and tied is susceptible to spills and further increases the risk of exposure for Waste Connections personnel to potentially infectious waste.
Police Department Traffic Stops
A frequently asked question directed to the City has been if City of Granbury police officers are enforcing “stay-at-home” checkpoints by pulling drivers over and asking for work documentation, etc. The Granbury Police Department is not doing this. If an officer makes a traffic stop, it will be for an observed traffic violation of for investigation of another criminal offense.
Park & Recreation Closures
All City Park and Moore Street Baseball Complex baseball/softball fields are closed until further notice.
Cancelation of all City-Sponsored Events through April 30, 2020
The City of Granbury will cancel all City-sponsored events through April 30, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to, the Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, 2020 at the city soccer fields.
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- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Hood County
Non-Medical COVID-19 Questions Dial-in
If you have questions concerning COVID-19 which are non-medical type questions. You can dial 211 from your cell phone and a 211 specialist across the state can answer your question, this is available 24/7. You can also obtain information by going to www.211texas.org.