COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  1. Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County
  2. What restrictions are currently in place?
  3. Is my business essential or non-essential?
  4. What City services are changed?
  5. How do I stay informed?

*Last updated July 6, 2020, at 11 a.m., per the Hood County Public Health Authority

Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

131Active cases being tracked since Mid-March
203Positive swab test cases
2205Negative tests
176Pending laboratory confirmation*
5At home in self-isolation
4Current Hospitalizations
5COVID-19-related death
42People Recovered
6.3%Positive Test Rate

Where did these people contract COVID-19?

15Travel or Work contacts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
1Community infections
1not yet have an identified source
2From other Hood County residents


Due to Governor Greg Abbott’s update to his Executive Order (GA-26), adopted on Thursday, June 25, 2020, normal operating limits for all Hood County businesses are to be adjusted pursuant to the order’s issued by his office, the Hood County Commissioner’s Office and the Granbury City Council.

As of 11 a.m. on 7-3-2020, Hood County Judge Ron Massingill has not requested an exemption from Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest order, which requires Hood County residents to wear masks in public or situations where social distancing is not possible.

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

"We currently have active COVID-19 cases reported in healthcare facilities, government offices, childcare facilities, nursing homes, churches, restaurants, and other businesses across Hood County."   -- Dr. David "Hoss" Blocker, MD, MPH; Hood County Public Health Authority; City of Granbury Medical Advisor

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

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.

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