The first lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Wimberley area was reported today.
Editor's Note: The phone number for Wimberley Stich Studio has been corrected in this copy. Please call them at (512) 808-0490.
“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times,” starts Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities.” The human condition has remained unchanged not only from Dickens’ nineteenth century but also from ancient times.
COVID-19 cases in Hays County continue to climb, but so are the new numbers of people who have recovered.
United States Congressman Roger Williams, who serves Texas District 25 running from southwest of Fort Worth to south of Hays County, spoke to the Wimberley View about COVID-19 and the national and local response to the virus. The interview was conducted on Friday, March 27 just before the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act coronavirus stimulus package.
Hays County issued a “Stay at Home, Work Safe” order last week, which mandates all county residents to stay at home at their place of residence. County residents may leave their residence to perform essential activities, perform essential business or perform essential government functions.
One of Wimberley’s favorite children passed away after multiple battles with cancer.
Wimberley ISD has extended the school closure deadline to April 14 to stay in line with Hays County’s “Stay at Home, Work Safe” order. The previous closure had announced school would be closed through April 3.
The City of Woodcreek has issued a “Stay-In, Stay- Safe” order for residents to help stem the spread of the current coronavirus outbreak, abbreviated as COVID19. The order calls on residents to limit travel outside of the home to only essential activities, essential business functions, and essential infrastructure and government functions, and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The order became effective at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 24. Further details about the order can be found on the city website, www.woodcreektx.gov.
While there are zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in either Wimberley or Woodcreek as of the afternoon of March 30, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the virus hasn’t reach the local community.
Wimberley Stitch Studios, locally owned by Rich and Linda Hasselberg, are doing their part in this crisis by being the conduit for good. They usually help people with quilts and others’ sewing needs. But now they are temporarily putting quilts on the backburner, and putting safety the front burner, doing all they can to help first responders and medical personnel.
WAG or Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue is in a good place during this tumultuous period of quarantine and isolation. According to Barbara Foss, President of WAG, “We’re like everyone and dealing with the situation one day at a time.”
Both Hays County and the city of Wimberley have closed all parks to the public.
Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler made a statement saying the sheriff’s office would not be using the county’s stay-at-home curfew as a reason to stop vehicles.
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