Effective July 13, 2020:  A new local method of reporting COVID-19 cases for Gillespie County.  This is a combined effort of HCM, the City, and Gillespie County Emergency Management.  This information will be reported Monday - Friday around the noon hour. 

Effective July 20, 2020:  Changes have been made to classifying, counting, and tracking cases within DSHS.  Gillespie County is part of DSHS Region 8.  Region 8 is no longer conducting active case monitoring and will report estimated recovery counts using a time-based strategy to determine the date that a case is no longer likely to be infectious.  

Effective July 28, 2020:  DSHS is now reporting COVID-19 fatality data based on death certificates.  A fatality is counted as a COVID-19 fatality when the medical certifier attests on the death certificate that COVID-19 is a cause of death.  This change means fatalities may be counted sooner and demographic data will be more comprehensive.  Fatalities are reported by county of residence. It takes an average of 9 days for DSHS to receive a death certificate. 

Disclaimer:  This information is a snapshot in time.  The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing.  We are providing this information in addition to DSHS data to help the community understand what is happening locally.  It is our priority to help educate the public of the impact COVID-19 is having on our community.  Please click below to view the document.  




Gillespie County's 19th & 20th COVID-19 Cases Press Release
Gillespie County's 18th COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's 16th and 17th COVID-19 Cases Press Release
Gillespie County's 15th COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's 11th - 14th COVID-19 Cases Press Release
Gillespie County's 10th COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's 7th, 8th, and 9th COVID-19 Cases Press Release
Gillespie County's sixth COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's fifth COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's fourth COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's third COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's second COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County Reports Correction in COVID Case Count Due to Laboratory Errors Press Release
Gillespie County's third COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's second COVID-19 Case Press Release
Gillespie County's first COVID-19 Case Press Release

March / April / May / June / July / August 2020

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Public Health Information

 

Informative and Safe Webpage URL Links:  

https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR30BmB1U_VDbeiQlcmwha0cyQzavCYzzvzaH9QZrJI4DB-jffBFQO8raFA#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83
Texas Statewide COVID-19 Case Counts Map:  Updated daily as reported by TX DSHS 

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http://fbgtx.org/1003/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information

The City of Fredericksburg is taking the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously and is following the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The following information is for help protect the health and welfare of the general public.  The City is encouraging everyone to voluntarily follow these guidelines and adhere to social distancing.  The City of Fredericksburg is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information to help keep visitors and residents in the know as our community joins with the rest of the state, nation, and world to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. 

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https://hhs.texas.gov/

Texas Health and Human Services:  Making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. 

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

CDC works 24/7 protecting America’s health, safety and security. Whether disease start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, or from human activity or deliberate attack, CDC responds to America’s most pressing health threats. CDC is headquartered in Atlanta and has experts located throughout the United States and the world.  

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https://www.hillcountrymemorial.org/covid-19-updates/

COVID-19 Updates: HCM working closely with First Responders to Address COVID-19 Concerns 

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https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide.  


 

LOCAL TESTING INFORMATION 

Hill Country Memorial Hospital is a Testing Site. Operational Hours:  10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm; Physician faxed referral required; Testing by appointment only; Drive-through testing; Test type: Molecular Test; 
1020 S State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.  For more information, please call 830-997-4353.  

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COVID-19 TESTING TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, a walk-up COVID-19 screening event will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the tba.  This testing will be offered free of charge to the public.  

There is no pre-registration required for this testing.  Registration will take place on site.  Testing can be conducted on patients under the age of 5 with parental assistance.  Testing will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. 

The testing method that will be used for this event will be a self-administered oral swab test rather than a nasal swab.  Those being tested are asked to wear their masks and to refrain from eating or drinking anything for 20 minutes prior to testing.  The event will have the capacity to conduct up to 600 tests. 

A screening process will be in place and administered by State Health Department personnel trained to gather information and assess symptoms which could suggest that a person should be tested for COVID-19.  Anyone with the primary symptoms of COVID-19, including fever and/or chills, dry or productive cough, fatigue, body aches/muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, nasal congestion, or loss of taste and/or smell, will be eligible for testing without the need of a prescription from a medical professional.  Anyone who is asymptomatic may also be tested. 

Once results are available, patients will receive a text message with a link to a portal with results and information.  Those testing positive will also be contacted by their local health department. 

For additional information, please contact Catherine Kuhlmann, Fredericksburg Fire EMS Infectious Disease Control Officer, at (830) 992-9218.

 

 

 

 




There are things that everyone can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: 

 

• 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 if you feel sick.  

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.  

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

• Practice Social Distancing. 

• Wear a mask or face covering. 

 



Coronavirus Disease 19 Gillespie County Case Information Updates: 

Please note that the below numbers from the DSHS website are behind on the true local count due to State Employees who are entering the Information are overwhelmed with rising counts info around Texas.  

Also, active case numbers do not include probable cases.

Per Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website/map as of:  

 

August 12, 2020 at 4:05 p.m.: Gillespie County:  177 positive cases; 143 recoveries; 27 active cases; 6 fatalities. 

August 11, 2020 at 3:25 p.m.: Gillespie County:  176 positive cases; 134 recoveries; 35 active cases; 6 fatalities. 

August 10, 2020 at 5:20 p.m.: Gillespie County:  175 positive cases; 135 recoveries; 34 active cases; 6 fatalities. 

August 9, 2020 at 3:20 p.m.: Gillespie County:  175 positive cases; 135 recoveries; 34 active cases; 6 fatalities. 

August 8, 2020 at 3:35 p.m.: Gillespie County:  175 positive cases; 131 recoveries; 38 active cases; 6 fatalities. 

August 7, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.: Gillespie County:  175 positive cases; 123 recoveries; 48 active cases; 6 fatalities. 

August 6, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.: Gillespie County:  176 positive cases; 115 recoveries; 54 active cases; 5 fatalities. 

August 5, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.: Gillespie County:  174 positive cases; 162 recoveries; 4 active cases; 5 fatalities. 

August 4, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.: Gillespie County:  171 positive cases; 155 recoveries; 12 active cases; 5 fatalities. 

August 3, 2020 at 3:20 p.m.: Gillespie County:  171 positive cases; 156 recoveries; 11 active cases; 4 fatalities.  

August 1, 2020 at 3:20 p.m.: Gillespie County:  171 positive cases; 156 recoveries; 13 active cases; 4 fatalities. 

July 31, 2020 at 4:10 p.m.: Gillespie County:  171 positive cases; 155 recoveries; 14 active cases; 2 fatalities. 

July 30, 2020 at 4:55 p.m.: Gillespie County:  171 positive cases; 155 recoveries; 8 active cases; 2 fatalities. 

July 29, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County: 165 positive cases; 149 recoveries; 14 active cases; 2 fatalities. 

July 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.: Gillespie County: 165 positive cases; 141 recoveries; 13 active cases; 2 fatalities. 

July 27, 2020 at 4:35 p.m.: Gillespie County: 156 positive cases; 137 recoveries; 17 active cases; 2 fatalities.  

July 26, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County: 156 positive cases; 137 recoveries; 19 active cases. 

July 25, 2020 at 3:05 p.m.: Gillespie County:  156 positive cases; 137 recoveries; 15 active cases. 

July 24, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.: Gillespie County:  152 positive cases; 136 recoveries; 7 active cases. 

July 23, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.: Gillespie County:  143 positive cases; 133 recoveries; 0 active cases.  

July 22, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.: Gillespie County:  133 positive cases; 102 recoveries; 22 active cases. 

July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.: Gillespie County:  124 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 91 active cases. 

July 20, 2020 at 4:25 p.m.: Gillespie County:  123 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 91 active cases. 

July 19, 2020 at 4:05 p.m.: Gillespie County:  123 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 88 active cases. 

July 18, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County:  120 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 48 active cases. 

July 17, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.: Gillespie County:  80 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 41 active cases. 

July 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.: Gillespie County:  73 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 38 active cases. 

July 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.: Gillespie County:  70 positive cases; 32 recoveries; 33 active cases. 

July 14, 2020 at 4:25 p.m.: Gillespie County:  65 positive cases; 30 recoveries; 35 active cases.

July 13, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.: Gillespie County:  65 positive cases; 29 recoveries; 36 active cases. 

July 12, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.: Gillespie County:  65 positive cases; 29 recoveries; 36 active cases. 

July 11, 2020 at 3:35 p.m.: Gillespie County:  65 positive cases; 29 recoveries; 34 active cases. 

July 10, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County:  63 positive cases; 29 recoveries; 26 active cases. 

July 9, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County:  55 positive cases; 29 recoveries; 24 active cases. 

July 8, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.: Gillespie County:  53 positive cases; 29 recoveries; 20 active cases. 

July 7, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.: Gillespie County:  49 positive cases; 27 recoveries; 18 active cases. 

July 6, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County:  45 positive cases; 26 recoveries; 19 active cases. 

July 5, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.: Gillespie County:  45 positive cases; 24 recoveries; 21 active cases. 

July 4, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.: Gillespie County:  45 positive cases; 24 recoveries; 18 active cases. 

July 3, 2020 at 3:25 p.m.: Gillespie County:  42 positive cases; 23 recoveries; 18 active cases. 

July 2, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.: Gillespie County:  41 positive cases; 8 recoveries; 34 active cases. 

July 1, 2020 at 3:50 p.m.: Gillespie County:  42 positive cases; 8 recoveries; 34 active cases.