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Covid-19

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. 

Good COVID News for More Schools

Fayette County’s two smallest public schools, Fayetteville and Round Top-Carmine both resumed fall classes this week. And superintendents at both campuses, Brandon Schovajsa at Round Top-Carmine and Dr.

Coronavirus Case Update

Last week’s mass free testing events at the Fayette County Fairgrounds resulted in an overall positivity rate 2.74% which is a fraction of the average for the state at the moment. Of the 656 people tested, 18 were positive.

Free Testing Next Week at Fairgrounds

A free, painless, COVID-19 testing event will be held Aug.17 - 21 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. There will be free testing for all and Fayette County residency is not required.

COVID-19 Case Count Up to 156 in Fayette County, 63 Active Cases

The number of people who tested positive for the coronoavirus in Fayette County has risen to 156 since officials began tracking the virus back in March. As of July 10, four people have died, and that number that has not changed in over a week; 84 people have recovered.

Camp Lone Star Cancels Annual BBQ Fundraiser

Camp Lone Star announced Thursday that it has canceled its annual barbecue and auction fundraiser, which was scheduled to take place the last weekend this month.

RT Could Skip Sesquicentennial

The Town of Round Top was supposed to celebrate its 150th birthday on Aug. 1, but the town council will vote Monday whether to cancel that event in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
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