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 flow of aid and other assistance from the state;
The county to take necessary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 including quarantine and regualting access to and from hospitals;
Limits gatherings to no more than 10 persons; and,
Restricts public access to public buildings.
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.
Restaurants are required to comply with inspections conducted by these EMS departments.
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).
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:
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,
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.
Onion Creek Senior Center Closed
City of Buda Disaster Declaration
To view the city's response to COVID-19, click here for more nformation.
Municipal Courts Closed
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.
City of Buda Conducting Business Virtually
Public Works (512-312-2876)
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
City of Buda FAQ
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.
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.
Veteran Services Office
March 19, 2020 — Hays County Veterans Office has ended in-person meetings.
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/.
Be Aware of Price-Gouging, Scams During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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 email@example.com. 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.
Laura Raven, RPA
Hays Central Appraisal District
Hays County COVID-19 Task Force
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
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.
COVID-19 and City FAQs
City of Dripping Springs Cancels all Events
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.
All craft and Cook-off vendors, along with sponsors, will be contacted by the Commission.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
No Updates at this Time
We will update this page if anything changes.
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.
Public gatherings limited to 10 people.
Dining in restaurants and bars is prohibited, including outdoor dining. However, drive-thru, curbside, and delivery are encouraged.
Offices are limited to 10 people per room.
Movie theaters, daycare, gyms, and bowling alleys are closed.
Access to Wifi
Updates to City Services
City facilities will be closed to the public with most services still available by phone, (512) 262-1010, and online.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for any questions or concerns.
For municipal court payments, click here.
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.
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.
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 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
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:
City Hall, the Water Department, and the Court Clerk will be open to the public by appointment only.
All payments should be made online, mailed, or left in the drop box in front of City Hall.
The City will not execute any late payments or delinquent disconnect of water service for the month on March and April.
Vulnerable populations are encouraged to self-quarantine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Businesses are urged to implement the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for business operations.
Restaurants practice recommended social distancing measures by not allowing groups of patrons to be seated within six feet of other groups of patrons.
Per the Federal and State recommendations, gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited.
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.
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.
City Hall Drop Box: Located at 300 S. Pecan, Blanco, TX 78606
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a representative.
City of Blanco will enforce the Governor’s order, GA-14
City of Blanco COVID-19 Information
Find the City of Blanco COVID-19 information here.
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.
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.
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
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:
Resources for Residents
San Marcos COVID-19 Resource Guide
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
If you need assistance, please call 512-398-7399 or email email@example.com. 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
Mayor Declares Public Health Emergency
Activates the City of Wimberley emergency management plan.
Allows the City to take any actions necessary to promote the health and suppress the disease, including quarantine and examining and regulating hospitals.
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.
Click here, for city updates.
Barnabas Connection HELPline
First Wimberley COVID-19 Case Confirmed
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.
We can do this together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.