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Covid-19

Prauses Plan Return

“We’re not done yet,” said Gary Prause of the Prause family, which has run Prause Meat Market since the 1890s in downtown La Grange.

Nursing Home Testing Reveals Five New Cases in Four Facilities

Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau reported that his office has received all of the results from last week's nursing home testing.  There are currently five positive cases. Three are staff members and two are residents.  The five patients were located at four different facilitates.  

All were reported as asymptomatic at the time of testing. 

679 in Nursing Homes Tested; Free Testing June 17

On June 11, five teams of military testing experts came to Fayette County and conducted coronavirus testing at all of the Fayette County nursing homes. In total 679 citizens were tested. Of those, 311 were residents of the nursing homes and 368 were staff at the nursing homes. Fayette County Chief of Emergency Management Craig Moreau said. “we are awaiting the results of the testing and will share the results once they are available.”

Coronavirus: The Battle Continues

At a meeting last Thursday, Fayette County Commissioners extended its COVID-19 disaster declaration for another 14 days.

First Unemployment Drop in Seven Weeks

For the week ending May 9 (the most recent stats available from the Texas Workforce Commission), 58 people in Fayette County filed for unemployment benefits. While still a big number (only five filed for unemployment the same week a year ago) that total of 58 folks was the lowest filing in the last seven weeks.

County Fair Proceeding With Plans

Like some of the other big summer festivals who have already announced plans to continue their events in some form of fashion (Round Top 4th of July, Schulenburg Festival), officials from the Fayette County Fair also plan to hold their event this year amidst coronavirus precautions.
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