COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  1. What restrictions are currently in place?
  2. What City services are changed?
  3. How do I stay informed?
  4. Is my business essential or non-essential?

Hood County Outlines COVID-19 Vaccine Protocols

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

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

5-5-2021 COVID-19 Update Graphic

Category

Current Numbers*

4-30-2021 Report

4-19-2021 Report

4-5-2021 Report

3-22-2021 Report

3-15-2021 Report

3-5-2021 Report

2-25-2021 Report

Positive tests (from March 2020)6,5346,5126,4496,4206,3476,3076,2456,128
New cases (x2778461816412890512
Currently hospitalized53524149
Deaths (COVID-19-positive)129127126123122121115108
Positive test rate11.8%12.5%11.6%
11.6%10.6%9.4%8.6%11.7%

*Last updated at 3 p.m., May 5, 2021, per Jay Webster, Emergency Management Coordinator, Hood County Office of Emergency Management

(x) = "New case" numbers roll over from month to month. Lower numbers generally indicate the first report of the month.

Vaccine Scheduling Update

Those who are scheduled to receive their second dose of the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on May 5 have been rescheduled to Thursday, May 6. Only the date has been rescheduled. Vaccination times will remain the same.

Each person who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine was given an appointment card for their second dose. The appointment time is on that card. Questions can be emailed to emergency.management@co.hood.tx.us 

Community Update on Moderna Vaccine thru Hood County

Beginning May 2021, the Vaccine Hub will be open on Thursdays ONLY.

On May 6, the Hood County Vaccine Hub will transition to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those still needing an initial vaccination, and will no longer offer first doses of the Moderna vaccine. The hub will continue to provide Moderna second doses to those who have been scheduled throughout the month of May.

The hub's schedule for the rest of May is as follows:

  • Thursday, May 13 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 20 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  •  Thursday, May 27 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Jay Webster, Emergency Management Coordinator, Hood County Office of Emergency Management

Executive Order 35 Forbids the Issuance of Mandated Vaccines or "Vaccine Passports"

On Monday, April 5, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-35, which related to the COVID-19 vaccines and the protection of Texan's private health information. This order, which reaffirmed the federal statute that expressly recognizes that each individual has the "option to accept or refuse administration of the product" (the COVID-19 vaccines that are not yet FDA-approved), said that no governmental entity should compel disclosure of whether or not an individual has received the vaccine. It expressly stated that the state cannot mandate a "vaccine passport" or other forms of disclosure of the vaccination status of an individual, also.

Hood County Businesses Returned to 100 Percent Maximum Capacity

Because COVID-19 related hospitalization rates in Trauma Service Area E (which includes Hood County) no longer exceed 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 now allowed to return to 100 percent occupancy levels. If you have questions about this notice or your obligations under Executive Order GA-34, please contact us at coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov Please enter “Executive Order 34” in the subject line for proper routing.

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

Efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses 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.

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information Update