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?

Know the Risk of COVID-19 Exposure This Holiday Season

11-19-2020 COVID Holiday risk activity graphic

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

12-2-2020 COVID-19 Update Graphic

Category

Current Numbers*

11-24-2020 Report

11-19-2020 Report

11-13-2020 Report

11-3-2020 Report

10-29-2020 Report

9-27-2020 Report

Hood County residents who have tested positive since March 2020 2557193517741618150714381037
Active cases (hospitalized or under self-isolation)200512351195868146
Currently hospitalized162011998
4
COVID-19-positive deaths31282623
22
2220
Positive test rate22.8 percent13.8 percent13.9 percent11.7 percentN/A9.4 percent9 percent

*Last updated at 3 p.m., Dec. 2, 2020, per Jay Webster, Hood County Office of Emergency Management


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