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Current Cases in

Caldwell County

49

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Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings in Texas

To view the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined for your business, visit

Open Texas webpage or Community Information Page

 

City Information

Q: What is my city doing in regards to (COVID-19)?

A: For more information about what your city is doing to help combat (COVID-19), Please visit your city's websites:

City of Luling

City of Lockhart

City of Martindale

City of Uhland

**City of Mustang Ridge

City of Niederwald

** website unavailable at this time


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Stay Home Order

Q: How can I get more information about the Stay Home Order?

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School Information

Q: What is my schools doing in regards to (COVID-19)?

A: More information on schools can be found on district websites:

Luling ISD

Lockhart ISD

Prairie ISD

Lockhart Montessori

Pegasus Schools, Inc.

Caldwell County (COVID-19) Hotline- Information regarding

(COVID-19) for Caldwell County residents.

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

512-359-4637

After Hours Contact Form

If you have medical questions, please call the Ascension

(COVID-19) hotline at 833-919-1680

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.


**Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get (COVID-19), and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.


Facts About (COVID-19)

Q: What is a novel coronavirus

A: A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing (COVID-19) is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Q: Am I at risk for( COVID-19) in Caldwell County ?

A: The overall risk of (COVID-19) in Texas to the general public is elevated at this time due to the growing evidence of person-to-person spread in the United States.

For updated case counts in Caldwell County and the latest on the number of confirmed cases in Texas visit Texas DSHS.

Q: How does the virus causing (COVID-19), spread?

A: The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It is NOT airborne but is thought to spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Person-to-person spread means people who have been infected with the virus most likely came in contact with someone they know (I.e. spouse, roommate, child). Austin/Travis County has evidence of person-to-person spread. 

Q: What is community spread?

A: Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Q: How do I know if I have (COVID-19)?

A:  According to the CDC, symptoms of (COVID-19) can range from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms seen with the infection with (COVID-19) are not specific, with symptoms ranging from cold-like symptoms in mild cases to severe illness and death. If you are feeling sick, Please contact your primary health provider or try The Ascension (COVID-19) Self Assessment.*

Find out more about COVID-19 treatment and prevention in English. Información en español para la prevención y tratamiento de la Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

* An online self-assessment should not be used as a primary means of screening. Please seek consultation from a medical professional.

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Be aware of scams and price-gouging!

The FDA is warning citizens about fraudulent COVID-19 Home Test Kits: None are approved as of now. 

Remember that the government will never ask you for fees upfront, nor for your credit/debit card, bank account number, gift cards, or Social Security Number. Be aware of scams offering coronavirus advice. The best current preventions of social distancing, frequent cleaning, and proper hand-washing, etc., have been widely disseminated, and there are no cures, vaccinations, or other credible preventions available at this time. More information on scams and how to spot them is at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog.

Price gouging is selling or leasing necessary items at an exorbitant or excessive price. Some examples include fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, etc. Visit
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging to learn all the details or make a report of price gouging, or call 1-800-621-0508 to report it.

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