Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX (March 16, 2020) – Hays County Epidemiologist Eric Schneider says a second case of coronavirus, COVID-19, is reported in Hays County. The adult Hays County resident was tested at a clinic and is under self-quarantine at home until they are without fever 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. No other information about how the patient contracted the virus, etc., is available at this time.
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. So both cases of COVID-19 in Hays County are confirmed.
A running list of information related to COVID-19 in Hays County is at www.HaysInformed.com