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?

*Last updated July 29, 2020, at 8 p.m., per the Hood County Public Health Authority

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

Category

Current Numbers*

7-23-2020 Report

7-20-2020 Report

7-14-2020 Report

Hood County residents who have tested positive since March 2020* (*=PCR nasal swab tests for active COVID-19 infection)399341288211
New cases since last report (7-23-2020)58742828
Active cases (hospitalized or under self-isolation)1371508888
Currently hospitalized5346
COVID-19-positive deaths8555
Recovered, released from self-isolation186186162118
PCR nasal swab tests pending laboratory confirmation36137193129
Positive test rate8.8 percent9.5 percent8.2 percent8.2 percent

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

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 the 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