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Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement,
Issues Proclamation to Limit Gatherings 
In July, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order, requiring all Texans to wear a face covering
over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases,
with few exceptions. The requirements are still in effect.

Learn More Here    See Executive Order Here

Hays County Judge Issues Executive Order on Face Masks
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra today issued a new executive order that, among other provisions, requires face coverings be worn in public. Per the executive order:

COVID-19 Judge's Executive Order Face Masks

 Complete press release and story can be found here:

Press Release On Face Mask Executive Order

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Order

Governor to Provide Face Masks at Testing Sites

 

EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ECAP)
TO PROVIDE $600K FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Read More Here.

Governor Abbott Open Texas Report Phase III - Opening Other Businesses

The Governor announced the next phase of opening businesses.
More Details Can Be Found Here

Hays County Dashboard on All COVID-19 Cases
Hays County Dashboard

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Other COVID-19 News


Mayor Issues Order to Help Mobile Food Vendors
To help local businesses during the State of Disaster declaration and the “Essential Services Only” time period,
The Mayor of Dripping Springs signed an order allowing mobile food vendors to operate under a Mobile Food Vendor Permit without an application for a Conditional Use Permit. You can see the full Order below.
Mayor Order - April 1

Governor Issues Executive Order on Bars, Restaurant Capacity
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued executive order GA-28 in response to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. 
Learn More Here

Open Texas Report from Governor Abbott

The Governor released a report regarding the committee to open back Texas during COVID-19. The Strike Force to Open Texas brings together nationally recognized medical experts with public- and private-sector business leaders to help achieve this mission.  Read the Complete Report below:
The Governor's Report to Open Texas

Governor Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force to Open Texas
Read here for Press Release and More Details

Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, Lift Fund, Announce $50million in Loans for Small Businesses
Read here for Press Release and More Details

Governor Abbott, HHS Announce Federal Approval Of Emergency SNAP Benefits
Click Here for More Info

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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order - March 19, 2020 

Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday a statewide public health disaster
for the first time in more than 100 years due to COVID-19.
This is the first time a public health disaster has been issued in Texas since 1901.

The disaster declaration gives the state and local officials the tools and resources they need to combat coronavirus.

Abbott also issued an executive order that requires all Texas schools, bars, gyms and restaurant dining rooms
to temporarily close. This order is not a shelter in place, Abbott said.

The executive order will begin on Friday, March 20, and end on April 3.

You Can Find Out More by Clicking Here

Read the Complete Executive Order Here 

 

County Judge Ruben Becerra Signs 2nd Order Related to COVID-19

The 2nd Order related to COVID-19 mirrors the one signed by Governor Abbott earlier in the day with some differences.

You can read the statements and Order below.

Daycare Centers Closed by Order of Judge Ruben Becerra - March 20

You Can Read the Press Release Here

Read the 2nd Order Here

 

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra Issues a
Stay at Home - Work Safe Order and Curfew for Hays County 

Hays County Press Release - Hays County Begins Stay at Home - March 26 2020

Judge Ruben Becerra Stay at Home - Work Safe Hays County Order - March 25

Some Q&A's on the Hays County Stay At Home, Work Safe Order

The Hays County General Counsel’s Office is Answering Questions - Here's Their Latest Q&A

Sheriff Cutler's Response to County Judge's Curfew Order

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Changes To City Trash Pick-up Coming March 23

Beginning Monday, there will be some temporary changes to bulk waste collection for City of Dripping Springs residents.
Our City 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.

Read the Complete Press Release Here

Read the Announcement from Waste Connections Here

 

Relief Bill Passes For Small Businesses
On Thursday, April 24, the next COVID-19 relief bill passed the House (and the Senate earlier this week). President Trump signed the bill into law today. As part of this latest relief package, $310 billion in new funds will be allocated for the Paycheck Protection Program, which gives loans to struggling small businesses but ran out of funding. 
Full Story and Application Information Here

 

City of Dripping Springs Adopts COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses
Details can be found here.

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City Cancels All Events Through May 14, 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 for this week. 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.

See Press Release Here

 

Press Releases 


Below are Press Releases From the City of Dripping Springs and Hays County regarding COVID-19. 
You can find more from Hays County Local Health Department at the link above.

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City Cancels All Events Through May 14, 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.

See Press Release Here

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City to Hold Farmers Market on March 25

Hays County Press Release COVID-19 Hotline Now Available for Hays County Resident

Hays County Press Release Be Aware of Price Gouging Scams

Hays County Reports More COVID-19 Cases, Reminds Residents to Maintain Health Practices

Founders Day Cancelled and Other News from March 16 City of Dripping Springs City Council Meeting

Hays County Reports Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - March 16

 

Hays County Press Release on First Presumptive Case of COVID-19 - March 14

City of Dripping Springs COVID-19 Press Release - March 13

 

Press Releases 


Below are Previous Press Releases From the City of Dripping Springs and Hays County regarding COVID-19. 

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City Cancels All Events Through May 14, 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.

See Press Release Here

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 Hays County Reports 11th COVID-19 Case - Dripping Springs Resident - March 25

 

City to Hold Farmers Market on March 25

Hays County Press Release COVID-19 Hotline Now Available for Hays County Resident

Hays County Press Release Be Aware of Price Gouging Scams

Hays County Reports More COVID-19 Cases, Reminds Residents to Maintain Health Practices

Founders Day Cancelled and Other News from March 16 City of Dripping Springs City Council Meeting

Hays County Reports Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - March 16

 

Hays County Press Release on First Presumptive Case of COVID-19 - March 14

City of Dripping Springs COVID-19 Press Release - March 13

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