Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information
The City of Wimberley is dedicated to providing its residents, businesses, and visitors with the latest information concerning the Coronavirus Disease - 2019, often referred to as COVID-19. Due to the spread of the virus, a National Emergency was proclaimed by President Trump. Additionally, Governor Abbott has declared a State of Disaster for Texas, and Hays County Judge Becerra has declared a State of Disaster for Hays County. Former Mayor Susan Jaggers also declared a Local Health Emergency for the City of Wimberley in March 2020.
These declarations provide to the nation, state, county, and City an opportunity to utilize funding resources to combat the spread of the virus.
Hays County COVID-19 Dashboard
COVID-19 information for hays county residents including reported cases can be found on the Hays County COVID-19 Dashboard.
- What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus is a family of viruses that range in severity from the common cold to more severe respiratory infections, which may cause illness in animals or humans. Symptoms range in severity based on your personal health factors. Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, body aches and fatigue. Keep in mind that many viruses that are currently circulating have the same list of symptoms (i.e. flu).
- How does COVID-19 spread?
The most likely transmission is person-to-person through close contact with respiratory droplets (in other words a cough or sneeze). The virus can also live on surfaces for days, which means if you touch a doorknob, grocery basket, etc. and then touch your face you are infected. The incubation period from exposure to illness is 2 to 14 days.
- How can I prevent illness?
Steps to Prevent Illness
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.