Blanco County

County Judge Declares Local Disaster


Blanco County — March 18, 2020 - Judge Bray has declared a local state of disaster to enact emergency protective measures. This declaration will expire after seven days unless extended by the Blanco County Commissioners Court. The declaration authorizes:

  1. The flow of aid and other assistance from the state;
  2. The county to take necessary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 including quarantine and regualting access to and from hospitals;
  3. Limits gatherings to no more than 10 persons; and,
  4. Restricts public access to public buildings.
Furthermore, Judge Bray added the following authorizations on March 19, 2020:
  1. The North Blanco County EMS and the South Blanco County EMS are authorized and encouraaged to consult with and inspect restaurants conducting drive-up, walk-in, and delivery services.
  2. Restaurants are required to comply with inspections conducted by these EMS departments.
For more information, visit the Blanco County website here.




Access to County Buildings


Effective immediately and until further notice, all Blanco County buildings will have limited public access due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The County asks that you call the department you need to speak with and reserve on-site visits to a minimum. If you cannot handle your affairs via phone or online, access to the Courthouse is only available through the East entrance. The Blanco County Court is closed through April 30, 2020. The Court staff will be in the office but will only hear essential proceedings. These include, but are not limited to, juvenile detention hearings and family violence protective orders. If you have any questions, please call 830-868-4266 or visit the Blanco County website by following the link here.




County Judge Issues Guidance on Grocery Stores


Blanco County, TX — March 20, 2020 - Judge Bray has provided additional guidance relating to the earlier disaster declaration:

  1. Every Blanco County grocer and non-prepared food retailer is authorized and encouraged to give preference to shoppers who can show Blanco County residency; and,
  2. Every Blanco County grocer and non-prepared food retailer is authroized and encourage to impose quanitity limits on items.




County Issues Stay at Home Order


April 6, 2020 — Blanco County has issued a stay at home order requiring people to not leave their homes except for essential activities. The order also bans public and private gatherings of more than 6 people outside of residences.





Buda

Onion Creek Senior Center Closed


The Board of Directors of the Onion Creek Senior Center in Buda has made the decision to close the Senior Center to all activities – exercise classes, dances, games, etc. -- during the week of March 16 – 22, 2020, due to concerns with the Covid-19 coronavirus and the safety of seniors.




City of Buda Disaster Declaration


BUDA, TX — March 20, 2020 - The Buda City Council voted today (March 20, 2020) in a special meeting to extend the disaster declaration issued by Mayor George Haehn on March 13 until further notice. On March 13, 2020, Mayor George Haehn issued a Disaster Proclamation for the City of Buda in light of the COVID-19 outbreak across Texas, and with cases in Hays County. “After deliberation, to ensure our City will also have access to Federal and State resources, as Mayor, I issued a Disaster Proclamation for the City of Buda as well. I did so to get ahead of things, be proactive rather than reactive,” said Mayor Haehn. While this is a challenging time, Mayor Haehn is asking everyone to remain calm and follow the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Plans, protocols and procedures are in place. We are constantly getting updates and addressing them if/and when needed. Buda City services will continue to be provided. I believe the citizens of this City come together in times of need. We rise to the occasion. We do not hesitate to help one another. I witnessed this type of action during the flooding we had not too long ago. Be courteous and kind to one another. We will get through this, just as we have done so in the past,” said Haehn.

To view the city's response to COVID-19, click here for more nformation.




Municipal Courts Closed


Buda Municipal Court is closed to the public starting March 20th. The decision is made in an effort limit the number of individuals gathering in a confined space to reduce the risks to public health. Although operations are closed to the public, individuals may still contact the Court by phone and email to get information and handle their cases; many options are available that do not require a personal appearance. All court dockets are cancelled. Cases that are set on dockets will be rescheduled to a date after May 8th; individuals will be notified by mail of their new court date. All individuals are encouraged to call 512-295-2562 or email the Court at budamunicipalcourt@ci.buda.tx.us in lieu of making personal appearances to take care of their court business.




Buda Library Closed Until Further Notice


As of 3/12/2020 the Buda Public Library is closed to the public and volunteers until further notice. The library will continue curbside services. No fines will accrue on any items while the library is closed. The library hours for curbside service and phone questions are Monday-Thursday from 11:00-7:00 pm and Friday from 10:00-5:00 pm. This decision was made after careful consideration for the public’s health and well-being. The Buda Public Library has many resources that can be accessed from home. Check out their webpage: Buda Library at Home often for updates with activities, programs, databases, and more. Electronic resources from the Buda Public Library can be found here.




City of Buda Conducting Business Virtually


As of Thursday March 19th, all City offices will be conducting business virtually to follow the social distancing guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means there will no be walk-ins, with all business being done via telephone and computer. Additionally, park rentals, library programs and all City-sponsored events are suspended until further notice. You can contact City Departments directly at the numbers below:
Public Works (512-312-2876) Buda Police Department - Non-Emergency (512-393-7896) Parks (512-523-1083) Utility Billing (512-295-8845) Municipal Court (512-295-2562) Library (512-295-5899) Planning, Permitting, and Engineering (512-312-5745) Utility billing and municipal court payments may be paid online here. Additional ways to make utility payments include online through your bank, over the phone at 512-295-8845, and by mail to 405 E. Loop St., Building 100, Buda, Texas. Customers can also utilize the utility payment drop boxes at the front entrance of the building and near the library book drop. The utility billing e-mail that residents should use to communicate with utilities is utilitybilling@ci.buda.tx.us




City-Sponsored Events Canceled


March 13, 2020 - Mayor Haehn announced all city events will be canceled/postponed until April 12th to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.




Message from Mayor Haehn





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Message from City of Buda Water Utility


Dear City of Buda Utility Customers:
As you are aware, there is a growing concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it continues to evolve. Please know that the City of Buda remains committed to providing safe drinking water to our customers. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water regulations require treatment of public water systems to remove or kill pathogens, including viruses. The City of Buda uses chlorine as a disinfectant for bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. City operators perform daily chlorine testing in accordance with EPA regulations to ensure chlorine levels remain within an acceptable range. The City of Buda is also taking precautions to protect our staff from any illness that would disrupt service. We have operations staff that are cross-trained and licensed in both water and wastewater operations to ensure safe and reliable treatment of water and wastewater in the areas we serve. In order to promote the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing recommendations, we are encouraging utility customers to pay bills online or by phone using a credit card, or by mail. To pay by phone, call (512) 295-8845, or please visit the following website: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx. Two drop box locations are available at City Hall located at the front entrance, and near the library book drop. Checks can be mailed to 405 E. Loop Street, Building 100, Buda, Texas 78610. Beginning on, March 18, 2020, the City of Buda will be crediting customer accounts after the transaction for credit card processing fees on payments made online or by phone. The City of Buda is also temporarily halting late payment fees and disconnections due to non-payment. The City will continue to monitor State and Federal health agencies’ guidance and recommendations for potential impacts in order to serve you. The City of Buda remains committed to providing safe and reliable service to you during this time. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact either Public Works at 512-312-2876 or Utility Billing at 512-295-8845.




City of Buda FAQ


Find frequently asked questions for the City of Buda here.




City of Buda COVID-19 Helpful Information


Find the City of Buda COVID-19 Helpful Information page here.




Still Budaful Stimulus Program


In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Buda City Council authorized the Still Budaful Stimulus Program to assist businesses negatively affected by the pandemic. The Still Budaful Stimulus is a local economic development program authorized under Chapter 380 of the Texas Local Government Code to help reduce the resulting economic strain on local businesses. Find more information about the program and how to apply here.




Utility Late Fees/Disconnects, Credit Card Transactions, and Mobile Food Vendor Fees


Utility late fees and disconnects will be waived for the months of April and May. All in person or over the phone City-processed credit card transaction fees will be waived for two months beginning on April 8, 2020. In order to provide relief to the City’s mobile food vendors, the mobile food vendor fee paid by vendors who operate in Buda will be waived for April, May, and June. Find more information here.





Hays County

County Judge Issues Disaster Declaration


Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX — March 15, 2020 - Judge Becerra issued an emergency disaster declaration, which allows Hays County goverments access to funds and resources that may be required to combat COVID-19. This order was extended for 120 days on March 16, 2020 by the Hays County Commissioners Court. For rolling updates, follow www.HaysInformed.com




Veteran Services Office


March 19, 2020 — Hays County Veterans Office has ended in-person meetings. Hays County Veterans and families who need assistance are encouraged to email the Hays County Veteran Services Office at veteranservices@co.hays.tx.us or call 512-392-8387 and leave a message for assistance. Veterans enrolled in the South Texas VA Health Care System (San Antonio VA Hospitals and New Braunfels clinic) please be aware of changes in check in, telecare and call-ahead procedures. NO VISTORS ALLOWED. Contact info: https://www.southtexas.va.gov/ or call 210-617-5300. Veterans enrolled in the Central Texas VA Health Care System (Temple VA Hospitals and Austin Outpatient clinic) please be aware of changes in check-in, telecare and call-ahead procedures. NO VISTORS ALLOWED. Contact info: https://www.centraltexas.va.gov/ or call 512-823-4000. Veterans enrolled and currently using the VA Health Care System can use local ER clinics for urgent health care needs. Please use the VA Urgent Care Locator tool to find local ER clinics partnering with the VA Healthcare System. https://www.va.gov/communitycare/programs/veterans/Urgent_Care.asp.




Tax Office


March 19, 2020 — The Hays County Tax Offices are closed for lobby walk-in services as of March 19. Employees are onsite answering mail and phones. All online services, mail and drop-boxes can still be used to conduct business with the Tax Office. The phone number is 512-393-5545.




Hays County COVID-19 Information


For an updated list of reported cases in Hays County and General COVID-19 information, plese visit the website, https://hayscountytx.com/covid-19-information-for-hays-county-residents/. Hays Informed is providing updated emergency information related to COVID-19.




COVID-19 Hotline


Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX — March 23, 2020 - To address a rising tide of questions and concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Hays County Local Health Department, in conjunction with the City of San Marcos, has established a call center to respond to questions from Hays County residents. Residents may call the hotline at 512.393.5525 with non-emergency COVID-19 questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Spanish speakers will be available. You can also check online for symptoms, prevention, and treatment at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html in English and Spanish. Callers will be placed into an automated system when calling in to the hotline. If you are a Hays County resident, select one (1). You will then be placed in the queue for the next available operator to assist in answering any questions. Call Center personnel will answer frequently asked questions about symptoms, possible testing, and self-isolation.




Be Aware of Price-Gouging, Scams During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX — March 23, 2020 - The Texas Attorney General’s Office is on the lookout for price-gouging and the Federal Trade Commission wants to help you make the wise choice when people call, text, or email you with offers of money from the government or an agency. There are many scams already being reported in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. While governments have discussed offering compensation to those affected, there are no government programs currently in effect. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer. As always, don’t click on links or attachments in emails or texts unless you are certain that they are from a valid source and you are expecting that email. Many scam emails look very much like those from legitimate people and businesses. There is one scam email going around right now that pretends to be from WHO (the World Health Organization). It is from a scam operation that wants your money and personal information. 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/2020/03/checks-government. 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.




Hays County Stay Home Order - 03/26/2020


Hays County issued a stay home order effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:00PM. You can find the full order here. If you have any questions/concerns, they can be directed to the county at publiccomments@co.hays.tx.us. Note: The Hays County Sheriff's office announced on March 26th that they will not be using the curfew as a basis for traffic stops.




Hays Central Appraisal District


Monday, March 23, 2020

Thank you for your excellent leadership during this unprecedented emergency. For the safety of the public and my staff, appraisal district offices are currently closed to public access, though we are assisting property owners through email, by phone and online services. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any special assistance to you.

As you know the appraisal district is required to appraise property as of January 1 each year. As of January 1, 2020, there was no implication of the scope of the situation we are now in. While we are sympathetic to the economic distress experienced in our communities now, the impact on market values cannot be reflected until the 2021 appraisals based on data gathered this year. There are at present no known provisions in the Property Tax Code that allow for reduced values for 2020 based on an event such as we are experiencing. It is our counsel’s opinion that Section 23.02 of the Property Tax Code creating reappraisal protocols for property “damaged” during a natural disaster is not applicable.

We expect a higher than ever number of appeals this year as taxpayers suffer mid-year financial struggles. The appraisal district is exploring options on how best to handle administration of Appraisal Review Board hearings. Considering the official ordered restrictions in our area and state-wide, the uncertainty we face could mean that appraisal roll certification is delayed beyond July 25th. I will do all that I can to avoid delays.

Our plan is to mail 2020 Notices of Appraised Value on April 3rd, with a May 15th protest deadline. The plan includes having certified estimates out by the end of April. My hope is that we all stay healthy and safe so we can continue to provide excellent service to the people in our community.

Best regards,

Laura Raven, RPA

Chief Appraiser

Hays Central Appraisal District

(512) 268-2522

www.hayscad.com




Hays County COVID-19 Task Force


MDBox announced the formation of the Covid Task Force Initiativewhich will bring more than 50-thousand Covid-19 test kits to Hays County now, withadditional kits arriving this week and throughout the crisis. The kits will be sold anddistributed online only through H-E-B. Find the press release and more information here.




Alert Hays Text Updates


To receive COVID-19 updates via text message, text AlertHays to 888-777




Hays County COVID-19 Update - 05/19/2020


Hays County Local Health Department reports an additional nine (9) new COVID-19 cases today, up from 270 on May 24 (there was no report on May 25). That puts the total of lab-confirmed cases for Hays County at 279. The number of those considered recovered increased by three, putting that number at 161. There were no new hospitalizations overnight and today, and one additional person is now out of the hospital. Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said 115 cases are currently active. The number of negative tests is at 3,588. He is awaiting results on 41 tests. Results from testing at nursing homes around the county were all negative. Total hospitalizations to date for Hays County is 28, with five (5) persons currently hospitalized. Find more information here.




Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center


Note: Some Austin residents have a Hays County address.

The Intergovernmental Relations Office would like to inform you that as part of the ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center has established a social services branch.

The branch includes multiple strike teams and task forces, such as:

  • Homelessness Task Force: develops short-term strategies (food access, personal hygiene) and long-term strategies (additional shelter beds, identification of quarantine facility) to address gaps in the homelessness response system related to COVID-19
  • Food Access Task Force: collaborates with community partners to address food system issues related to the response, in addition to working on a longer-term strategy for addressing the anticipated increase in food access needs throughout the community
  • Behavioral Health Task Force: coordinates with the local mental health authority, other mental health and substance abuse providers to address emerging community needs.

The City launched an interactive online map to help people find the nearest site for services. The resource map includes information on where individuals can access showers, food, handwashing, restrooms, and locations to charge personal devices. The City also handed out flyers and is doing verbal education for individuals who may not have access to the internet. According to the City, the map is regularly updated as additional services become available.

The City also said Saturday that APH Neighborhood Centers will begin providing emergency rent and utility assistance starting on Monday, April 6, in addition to their emergency food delivery services. Clients may call (512) 972-5780 for assistance.





Dripping Springs

COVID-19 and City FAQs


For emergency management FAQS, click here. For city event cancellation FAQs, click here.




City of Dripping Springs Cancels all Events


Dripping Springs, TX — March 18, 2020 - Following an order by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and the recently released guidelines from the Center for Disease Control,
the City Council complied with the Judge’s order and cancelled all city-sponsored events and all events at City facilities, including all events at Dripping Springs Ranch Park until May 14, 2020.
This includes the City’s Annual Founders Day Festival.
It also includes the Farmers Market. Future Farmers Markets will be evaluated to see if that event can comply with guidelines.
The City will work with the Founders Day Commission to help with the cancellation of the event.

All craft and Cook-off vendors, along with sponsors, will be contacted by the Commission.
The organizers of events scheduled at Ranch Park will be contacted and where the City can accommodate, new dates will be determined. The city will work with each organizer on logistics and monetary obligations. It is the city’s intent to work with each business to help as much as possible.
Vendors of the Farmers Market will be contacted by the City’s Farmers Market manager
and will continue to keep them updated on the status of that weekly event.

For more information, please visit the City's COVID-19 Updates page, by following the link here. For general questions, contact the City at 512-858-4725 or email the Emergency Management Department at emergencymanagement@cityofdrippingsprings.com.




Changes to City Trash Pick-Up


Beginning Monday, March 23rd, there will be some temporary changes to bulk waste collection for City of Dripping Springs residents. The City's provider for waste collection, Waste Connections of Texas, has announced
they will begin temporary suspension of residential bulk and brush services and will limit their Residential Recycle and Trash Services to collection of only contents within the carts.




Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce


The City of Dripping Springs prepared a document that contains some helpful resources for the business community and partners.




Dripping Springs Coronavirus Update





3/18 Message from Dripping Springs Mayor





Dripping Springs Emergency Management


Find all city updates for COVID-19 here.





Hays City

No Updates at this Time


We will update this page if anything changes.





Kyle

Disaster Declarations and Event Cancelations


Kyle, TX — March 18, 2020 - Following Mayor Mitchell's disaster declaration, all city-sponsored events are canceled, including, but not limited to, Easter Egg-Stravaganza and all library programing. From March 21st through April 5th, the following restrictions apply:

  1. Public gatherings limited to 10 people.
  2. Dining in restaurants and bars is prohibited, including outdoor dining. However, drive-thru, curbside, and delivery are encouraged.
  3. Offices are limited to 10 people per room.
  4. Movie theaters, daycare, gyms, and bowling alleys are closed.




Access to Wifi


Wifi is available for free outside of City Hall, on the lawn at City Square Park and outside of the Public Library.




Updates to City Services


City facilities will be closed to the public with most services still available by phone, (512) 262-1010, and online. Payments, applications, permits, service requests, and more will be available online and by mail. Please note that in most cases, documentation submitted via mail will be delayed in processing.

No notary service to walk-in customers will be available at City Hall.

In-person staff will follow CDC guidelines, maintain necessary distance, and other safety measures to ensure public safety. For the department directory, click here, or call (512) 262-1010

BUILDING INSPECTIONS

  • Building inspectors will continue without interruption, as practicable, but extra steps may be implemented to ensure public safety.
  • Inspections for alterations and improvements to occupied residences will be suspended until further notice to protect both city staff and residents.
  • Inspectors will move to a primarily direct report, out-of-office operation. Plan reviews will occur through EnerGov (the CSS portal) exclusively.
LIBRARY
  • All incoming books will be sanitized and quarantined for 3+ days.
  • Library will continue to check out books at our exterior window on the east side of the building. People can reserve items online for pick-up and/or call and we will retrieve the items and have them ready for pickup. The limit will be three items per person. There is curbside parking along Scott street.
  • Check out laptop computers for emergency use on-site for communications and printing.
  • You can reserve items in the following ways (Maximum (3) items per account.):
  • All library items will be renewed automatically and do not have to be returned until April 5
  • To access e-books and audiobooks online, click here.
MUNICIPAL COURT
  • All weekly Court sessions to be canceled. This will include Show Cause Hearings, Pre-Trial and Trial settings, Warning Letter Hearings.
  • The Court will reschedule all the above proceedings to avoid the gathering of large groups of people. Notifications to reappear will be mailed out when those setting have been rescheduled.
  • Please call 512-262-3994 or email court@cityofkyle.com for any questions or concerns.
  • For municipal court payments, click here.
PARKS
  • Parks and public restrooms will remain open but residents are encouraged to bring sanitizer and practice social distancing.
  • Playground equipment will be closed to the public.
POLICE
  • No civilian ride-outs will be conducted.Lobby only open for drop box to assist with records requests and will refer citizens to call dispatch or use online services.
  • Civil Service Exams have been canceled.
  • Extra steps may be implemented to ensure public safety when responding to calls for service.
UTILITY BILLING AND SERVICE REQUESTS / CONNECTIONS
  • All late payment penalties will be deferred.
  • All new service requests, service terminations, and service transfers will be handled through online, email, or by phone/fax.
  • Click here for utiity bill payments.
WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES
  • Water and Wastewater services are not affected in any way by these changes in operations.
  • Water and Wastewater staff will be working without interruption.




Update from Mayor Mitchell 03/13/2020





Update from Mayor Mitchell 03/19/2020





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City of Kyle Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


Find details, restrictions, recommendations and resources for the the City of Kyle here.




Update from Mayor Mitchell 04/03/2020


ORDER NUMBER 4 AND PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR. Read the full Order here.





Blanco City

Mayor Declares a Local State of Disaster


Blanco, TX — March 18, 2020 - Mayor Herden declared a local state of disaster, effective until March 24, 2020.




Blanco City Council Extends Disaster Declaration


Blanco, TX — March 19, 2020 - Blanco City Council members voted to extend Mayor Herden's disaster declaration indefinitely and the following actions:

  1. City Hall, the Water Department, and the Court Clerk will be open to the public by appointment only.
  2. All payments should be made online, mailed, or left in the drop box in front of City Hall.
  3. The City will not execute any late payments or delinquent disconnect of water service for the month on March and April.
  4. Vulnerable populations are encouraged to self-quarantine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
  5. Businesses are urged to implement the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for business operations.
  6. Restaurants practice recommended social distancing measures by not allowing groups of patrons to be seated within six feet of other groups of patrons.
  7. Per the Federal and State recommendations, gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited.
  8. The City will continue to monitor and consider guidelines and announcements from the County, the Center for Disease Control, the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, and the White House.
For more information, please visit the City of Blanco website here.




Municipal Court


Following recent developments with COVID-19, the Blanco Municipal Court will be altering our methods of operation to better serve the health and well being of our community. All online payment services will still be available. Please visit www.texasonlinerecords.com to view citation status, amount due and to make payment. To request a Driver Safety Course option please fill out the DSC Request form and send it in with all the listed required documents and acceptable payment. You may get the DSC Request form by visiting the Municipal Court page. If you would like to request a Deferred Disposition, please fill out and return the Deferred Disposition request form and submit it with full payment of the citation. Any defendant, juror or court participant may request a reset if the participant has, or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, or a fever, cough or sneezing. Please fill out the COVID-19 Reset form and submit to the court by any of the following methods. Mail to: PO BOX 750, Blanco TX 78606
Email: courtclerk@cityofblanco.com
City Hall Drop Box: Located at 300 S. Pecan, Blanco, TX 78606 If you do not have access to a printer or computer, COVID-19 Reset forms will also be available outside the City Hall Building, under the Drop Box. Once the Court has received your completed request form, a Hearing Reset Notice will be mailed to the address provided. These operations will be in effect until May 8, 2020 or until stated otherwise. If you have any questions as to whether a matter not listed can be handled remotely please do not hesitate to ask by emailing courtclerk@cityofblanco.com or by phone 830-833-4525.




Utilities


Blanco City Hall and the Water Department will be open to the public by appointment only.

Utility payments will be accepted by mail, online, or may be left in the drop box in front of City Hall. Please call 830-833-4525 or email utilities@cityofblanco.com to speak with a representative.




City of Blanco will enforce the Governor’s order, GA-14


BLANCO — Effective Thursday, the City of Blanco will begin the process of enforcing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Stay at Home order requiring the closure of nonessential businesses. The order, issued by the governor on Tuesday, (March 31, 2020) requires all people in Texas to “minimize social gatherings” and maintain social distancing measures “except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services.” For more information, click here.




City of Blanco COVID-19 Information


Find the City of Blanco COVID-19 information here.





Mountain City

City Updates


Mountain City, Texas — March 20, 2020 - All Mountain City Hall rentals are canceled until further notice. Additionally, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled. The city may be reached by phone at (512) 262-0028, by email at mountaincitytx@gmail.com, or you can visit the City's website.





San Marcos

Mayor Prohibits Public Gatherings


San Marcos, TX — March 17, 2020 - Following her announcements yesterday, Mayor Hughson further reduced the size of public gatherings to no more than 10 persons. This order will remain in effect until April 1, 2020. Note - Gov. Abbott's order on public gatherings will remain in effect until April 3rd.




COVID-19 FAQs


A Frequently Asked Questions document is available on the City’s website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/covid19faqs. The FAQ provides clarification and definitions of the terms within the Order and provides answers to questions of interest to the public. It also details new limited access services available at the Library during this public closure.




City Services and Updates


Effective March 20, the City of San Marcos has closed public-facing counters and most public facilities to entry from the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and per Centers for Disease Control guidelines. For updates from the City on COVID-19, click here. Many day-to-day transactions with the City, such as paying utility bills and court fines; checking out electronic media from the Public Library; and several other tasks can be handled online quickly and easily. We encourage residents to do business with the City remotely as much as possible to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Click here to view city services.




COVID-19 Update from Mayor Hughson





Resources for Businesses


Information for businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus and prevention measures can be found a the following websites: Greater San Marcos Partnership: www.greatersanmarcostx.com/virus San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau: http://www.toursanmarcos.com/visitor-information/covid19.html Small business resources from the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce: https://sanmarcostexas.com/small-business-resources-3/




Resources for Residents


Resources and information are available for San Marcos residents affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Hays County Food Bank Hays County Food Bank will be offering drive-thru pick up service. Some important reminders: please don’t attend a distribution if you are sick. The Food Bank offices are closed to the public and all nutrition classes are canceled until the end of April. Please call to schedule a donation drop-off, (512) 392-8300. Check social media and website for updates and helpful information. http://haysfoodbank.org/find-food.aspx Community Action utility bill assistance Residents needing assistance with utility bills can visit http://communityaction.com/our-services/utility-assistance/ to apply for help. United Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties United Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties has reinstated their disaster relief fund to assist those affected by the COVID-19 virus, particularly economically, in Hays and Caldwell counties. They are working with their partners to distribute these funds directly to those in need throughout Hays and Caldwell Counties in the coming days, weeks and months. There is not currently a process for the public to apply for these funds. United Way asks that members of the public be patient as they raise the critical dollars to assist as many of our community members as they can. If you would like to help your neighbors in need, please visit https://www.unitedwayhaysco.org/covid-19-response. Doing business with the City remotely Many important tasks, such as paying utility bills, can be handled online. Open restaurants The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is maintaining a list of restaurants that are open for carry-out or curbside delivery during the COVID-19 response: https://sanmarcostexas.com/san-marcos-restaurant-options/




San Marcos COVID-19 Resource Guide


The San Marcos Public Library has created a COVID-19 Resource Guide for the community. In it you can find important updates and information about health, school closures, food resources, local agencies and organizations, and volunteer opportunities. This guide will be constantly updated and expanded by the staff of the San Marcos Public Library.




En Español


También tenemos una guía de recursos en español.




Mayor's Public Health Advisory


Mayor Hughson's Public Health Advisory regarding COVID-19, signed April 2, 2020. Find the full order here.




Mayor Orders Parks Remain Closed, Issues New Advisory


Mayor Jane Hughson has ordered parks to remain closed until further notice effective as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 and has issued a new public health advisory strongly recommending San Marcos residents to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks in public. Natural areas will remain open, but visitors to these areas must observe CDC recommendations on social distancing. Find more information here.





Uhland

City Updates


Uhland, TX — March 19, 2020 - The City of Uhland office will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus.
If you need assistance, please call 512-398-7399 or email city@uhlandtx.us. Additionally, there is a drop box at the office door to make payment's.
If you would like you can pay your payment online at
https://www.cityofuhland.com/government/utilities-services/





Wimberley

Mayor Declares Public Health Emergency


Wimberley, TX — March 16, 2020 - Mayor Jaggers declares a public health emergency allowing the city to reduce the possibility of exposure to disease, control the risk, and promote the health and safety of Wimberley residents. The declaration does the following:

  1. Activates the City of Wimberley emergency management plan.
  2. Allows the City to take any actions necessary to promote the health and suppress the disease, including quarantine and examining and regulating hospitals.




City Updates


Wimberley, TX — March 16, 2020 - All city events will be canceled through May 9. City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission will meet as scheduled; all other Board, Committee, and Commission meetings will be canceled for March and April. Wimberley City Hall will remain open during regular business hours. All public city meetings will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed by visiting www.cityofwimberley.com/transparency. Public comments can be emailed into Laura Calcote, City Secretary, at lcalcote@cityofwimbelrey.com. Written comments will be received up until 5 pm on the day of the meeting. Comments received prior to 5 pm will be read aloud during the meeting.

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First Wimberley COVID-19 Case Confirmed


The first lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Wimberley area was reported on April 3rd, 2020. Officials have confirmed that the case is not within the city limits of Wimberley. The city of Woodcreek still does not have a lab-confirmed case. Further details about the case in Wimberley have not been released at this time. Find more information here.





Woodcreek

City Updates


City Hall is closed to walk-in traffic, but staff continues to operate as normal. Ordinances continue to be in effect. You can reach the City of Woodcreek by phone at (512) 847-9390. To get updates, visit their website at https://www.woodcreektx.gov/.




Message from Mayor Whitehead 04-04-2020


Message from Mayor Whitehead:

We know COVID-19 has arrived in our Wimberley Valley, although there are no positive cases in the City of Woodcreek. We are urging that all citizens renew the resolve to stop the spread.

Stand in Unity to Stay In and Stay Safe

  • We challenge each of you to forego trips out of the City unless it is truly a necessity.
  • Plan less times out by combining errands and thinking twice before leaving the City.
  • Go out to exercise.
  • Practice Social Distancing and Sanitizing.
  • Wash hands and do not touch your face.

THIS WORKS

We can do this together.

Mayor Whitehead




Woodcreek and Camp Young Judaea to Offer Services


The City of Woodcreek and its residents are Standing United to Stop COVID-19.
The City of Woodcreek has responded to the information from the CDC that the Coronavirus
outbreak has not yet peaked, and that our first responders, law enforcement, and health care workers in the Wimberley Valley are at high risk for testing positive for COVID-19. The City, with its resident Camp Young Judaea, recognized the lack of a facility to offer these
healthy workers a safe place to spend time away from their families, have meals and receive
necessary respite care in their own hometown, at no cost, during this pandemic. Camp Young Judaea stepped forward to offer its facilities to fulfill this need and will begin to
offer these services to the Wimberley Valley, beginning Wednesday, April 15th, during this time of concern for the welfare of those in most danger during this COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Woodcreek and Camp Young Judaea will provide a safe space of respite for healthy first responders and essential personnel in the Wimberley Valley with sleeping quarters and meals. Also included will be healthy family members or others who reside with first responders or essential personnel who are in quarantine. In addition, family members of Woodcreek residents who are in quarantine will be welcome. Mayor Gloria Whitehead has worked tirelessly with Camp Young Judaea Director of Operations Danny Ross, City Manager Brenton Lewis, City Council Member Vicki Alvord, City Attorney Bud Wymore, Wimberley EMS Director Ken Strange, and Dr. Eric Price to make this service available. Council Member Alvord will be the contact for information. Since 1952, CYJ has provided life-changing summers to thousands of children. They offer a fun, supportive environment where campers can explore, challenge themselves, and develop their passions. CYJ is a place where kids can be kids, where lifelong friendships are born, where campers can be themselves and know they belong. If you would like more information about this topic, please call Vicki Alvord at 703 930-9755, or email vicki.alvord@woodcreektx.gov.




Message from Mayor Whitehead 04-28-2020


Gov. Abbott's Order Effective May 1 opens some businesses with limitations.

His order strongly recommends that seniors and our vulnerable citizens remain in and stay safe. For this reason, the Stay-In, Stay-Safe Order of the City of Woodcreek remains in place.

We urge our citizens to continue to follow the mitigation practices of the CDC and Health Department Guidelines found HERE.

Safety First is our Goal for beating COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the Governor's and the Doctor's findings during Phase 1 of the reopening of Texas. Please consider the health of your families and your neighbors.

Safety First!

Thank you,

Mayor Whitehead





Johnson City

Mayor Declares Local State of Disaster


Johnson City, TX — March 18, 2020 - Mayor Stell declares a local state of disaster due to public health emergency. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the declaration includes banning all community gatherings larger than 10 people and will remain effective for seven days unless extended by the City Council.




City Facilities Closed


All City facilities are currently closed for walk-in service. Please call (830)-868-7111 to find out more details about city services or visit the Johnson City website here.




Updates to Trash Pick-Up


Waste Connections, will limit residential trash and recycling collection to only items within carts. All residential bulk and brush collection services will be suspended until further notice.