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Posted on: April 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Granbury COVID-19 Update: April 26, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information Update

Retail To-Go

Under Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen beginning Friday, April 24 under a temporary “retail-to-go” model that allows retail outlets in Texas to reopen, but requires establishments to deliver items to customers’ cars, homes or other locations to minimize contact.

The Texas Department of State Health Services provided these guidelines (This guidance does not apply to businesses considered essential.):

I am an Employee of a retail business re-opening. What should I do to keep myself and our customers safe?

  • All employees must be trained on environmental cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
  • All employees must be screened before coming into the business for new or worsening cough; shortness of breath; sore throat; loss of taste or smell; feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit; or known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Any employee who meets any of these criteria should be sent home.
  • Upon entering the business, employees must wash or sanitize hands.
  • All employees must wear face coverings.
  • Employees must maintain at least 6 feet separation from one another.

I am a Customer. How do I purchase and obtain goods from a retail store that has just re-opened?

  • Customers may purchase items from a retail location for pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep, but may not enter the premises.

Retail to-go:

  • All payments should be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact should be minimized if remote payment is not available.
  • Purchased items should be delivered by the employee to the backseat or trunk of the customer’s vehicle whenever possible to minimize physical contact with the customer.
  • Employees must wash or sanitize their hands after each interaction with a customer, and whenever possible, must disinfect any item that came into contact with the customer.

Retail delivery to customer’s doorstep:

  • All payments should be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact should be minimized if remote payment is not available.
  • Purchased items should be delivered by an employee or third-party carrier and delivered to the customer’s doorstep. The employee or third-party carrier may not enter the customer’s house or business.

Retail delivery by mail:

  • All payments must be done over the phone or internet.
  • Purchased items should be delivered by mail without customer contact.
  • The customer should wash or sanitize their hands after the transaction.

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

As of 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 319 total COVID-19 tests have been reported for Hood County residents, with 18 positive results (two on the same person), 277 negative, and 24 pending laboratory confirmation. Three have died (two from COVID-19 related illness, one from other causes), four have recovered.

Seven people are believed to have contracted the highly contagious virus from travel, four from work contacts in Dallas Fort Worth area, and six contracted the illness from infected family members or contacts.

Hood County (https://co.hood.tx.us/772/Infectious-Diseases) and City of Granbury websites (www.granbury.org/covid19) have the latest guidance on social distancing and public health emergency measures enacted to protect our local communities. Texas DSHS website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Hood County residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.

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