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March 16: Hays County Reports Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX (March 16, 2020) – Hays County Epidemiologist Eric Schneider reports a third confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hays County, following a second one reported earlier today.

The adult resident recently traveled to California and was tested on return at a clinic. They are under self-quarantine at home until they are fever-free for 48 hours without using fever-reducing medication.

As always, Hays County must respect the HIPAA laws and cannot share information about where the testing occurred, or the name, gender, or city of the person in quarantine.

CDC has changed its protocols, and specimens are no longer required to be sent to the CDC for confirmation. All positive tests at commercial labs or state labs are now considered a confirmed positive case.

Continue to follow www.HaysInformed.com for a rolling update on COVID-19 issues in Hays County as reported by Hays County and local jurisdictions.

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