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Covid-19

State Grants Fayette County Permission to Lift Mask Order, Co. Judge Holding Off for Now

Don't take off your face masks just yet.

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber announced this afternoon, Friday, Oct. 16, that the Texas Department of Emergency Management has granted Fayette County an exemption to Governor Greg Abbott's statewide face covering mandate. The exemption allows Weber to lift the mask order, but he has not yet done so.

Weber said he intends to lift the mandate if the number of active coronavirus cases stays "manageable" in Fayette County.

Weber released the following statement shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday:

COVID UPDATE

The latest COVID numbers continue to show a drop in cases in Fayette County. As of Wednesday afternoon county officials were reporting 22 active cases and 11 probable cases.

COVID Case Number Here Drops Slightly

According to Fayette County officials, there were 27 active cases and 11 probable cases in the county as of Monday morning. That’s down three active cases from last Wednesday when there were 30 active cases here. According to county officials there have been 10 deaths here attributed to COV- ID since the pandemic began.

AMEN Serves 1,112 in Sept. Format Changing in Nov.

The pantry will continue for the month of October as a drive-thru format on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, however beginning with the month of November the pantry will begin serving clients inside the food distribution area of the warehouse.

COVID Cases Tick Downward

Good news over the last few days on the COVID front in Fayette County as recoveries rose and active cases dropped. As of Wednesday, there were 30 active cases and 11 probable cases here.

40 Active COVID Cases in Fayette

The number of active COVID cases continues to creep back up in Fayette County. As of Sunday night, county officials were reporting 40 confirmed active cases here along with 14 probable cases.

Disaster Declaration Renewed Here Amidst Scrutiny

A trio of citizens spoke regarding the Commissioners Court decision to extend the COVID-19 disaster declaration of Fayette County at a meeting Thursday, Sept. 24. The declaration has been in place since March 13. Commissioners have renewed it every two weeks since then.

COVID Hits Four Local Nursing Homes

Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau reported coronavirus outbreaks at four nursing and assisted living facilities in Fayette County. “This current round of infections is thought to be linked to community spread,” Moreau said in an interview Wednesday, Sept.

11th Grader at La Grange High Tests Positive for COVID

La Grange ISD Superintendent Bill Wagner issued the following letter this morning to parents of students at La Grange High:

La Grange ISD has been notified that an 11th grade student in La Grange High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been in school since symptom onset. Due to the positive case La Grange ISD is following the protocols outlined in the Safe Return School document which is available on the La Grange ISD website.

La Grange Sixth Grader Tests Positive for COVID-19

La Grange ISD announced on Friday that a 6th grade student in La Grange Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has remained home since symptom onset. Due to the positive case La Grange ISD is implementing the protocols outlined in the Safe Return School document. 

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