Gillespie County reports first presumptive positive case of COVID-19

Gillespie County is reporting its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19.

The city of Fredericksburg says the person was tested on Thursday, March 26 and received the presumptive positive results Tuesday, March 31. The test was not performed in Gillespie County, but the person is a resident of the county.

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The results are presumptive until confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. If confirmed, the city says the Gillespie County Judge will be notified and at that point, the case will be the county's first confirmed case.

If the results are confirmed, the DSHS will attempt to track the person's activity history and identify anyone who may have been potentially exposed who will then be notified.

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The city says that while a stay-at-home order had not been issued for the city or county, the city encourages the community to follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing.

"The community should also be adhering to Governor Abbott’s executive order to minimize social gathering and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services," the city said.

City residents can keep up-to-date during the pandemic by visiting the city's COVID-19 website.


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