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 see the information below on the resources for the COVID-19 Vaccine: 

  1. Check with your local Pharmacy
  2. You can call our local DSHS Office to be placed on a list at 817-573-8186
  3. Register with Tarrant County at www.tarrantcounty.com/COVIDshot
  4. Register with Parker County at https://www.pchdtx.org/

The following link will show you available places you can receive the vaccine in Texas Covid-19 Vaccine Provider Map.

The Office of Emergency Management is also working with two sources to bring the Covid-19 Vaccine to Hood County citizens; as things change, we will update any information to make it available through all news media outlets and social media such as Facebook, etc. 

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

Free COVID Testing Registration

If you're interested in getting free drive-thru COVID-19 testing, please click on this link: http://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment 

Testing will be performed Jan. 7 & 8, from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hood County Emergency Operations Center (401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr. Granbury), and will resume Jan. 11-29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hood County Reunion Grounds, Courts Cleveland Building, 641 Reunion Court, Granbury.

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

1-21-2021 COVID19 graphic update

Category

Current Numbers*

1-12-2021 Report

1-5-2021 Report

12-21-2020 Report

12-21-2020 Report

12-16-2020 Report

12-8-2020 Report

12-2-2020 Report

Positive tests (as of March 2020)52834779415137903466305126792557
New cases (x145195834813451109757429200
Currently hospitalized2636362915182116
Deaths (COVID-19-positive)857270403936
31
31
Positive test rate24 percent27 percent25 percent24 percent20 percent
18 percent
16 percent23 percent

*Last updated at 3 p.m., Jan. 20, 2021, per Jay Webster, Hood County Office of Emergency Management

(x) = "New case" numbers roll over from month to month

Hood County Businesses Returned to 50 Percent Maximum Capacity

Because COVID-19 related hospitalization rates in Trauma Service Area E (which includes Hood County) have exceeded 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 required by law to return to maximum 50 percent occupancy levels. If you have questions about this notice or your obligations under Executive Order GA-32, please contact us at coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov Please enter “Executive Order 32” in the subject line for proper routing.

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

Continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses as we are now in flu season 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