#Covid-19 Community Response

5:30 a.m., April 8

COVID-19 Update

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*    The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County stands at 61 to date.  There are 44 active cases with 18 recoveries.  Seven have been hospitalized with three of those remaining in a hospital.  Four hundred and seventeen county residents of the 487 tested have been found to be negative for the virus.

*    Care.com is increasing in-home childcare access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency.  The home childcare provider is offering 90 days of free, premium access to their services, along with specific portals for frontline workers and caregivers in Texas.  Frontline workers looking for child care as well as prospective caregivers can both enroll at https://texasfrontline.care.com/.  Potential caregivers are subject to Care.com’s extensive background and safety checks.  While childcare services are not typically free of charge, the Texas portal gives residents the ability to waive their fees and volunteer as caregivers, providing additional support to frontline workers. 

*    Local restaurants and other merchants offer groceries for sale.  The Leaning Pear, Hays City Store, the Mad Rooster liquor store, Blanco Brew coffee shop, Community Pizza and the Wimberley Café are just a few that are offering grocery items.  Let us know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

No positive cases in your area?  That doesn’t mean that COVID-19 isn’t already present.  According to a new study by disease modelers at the University of Texas, even in localities with just a single reported case, the odds are greater than 50-50 that a sustained outbreak — an epidemic — is already spreading undetected.

Who should be tested?  Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19, so this information might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.  Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.  There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.  Testing results may be helpful to make decisions about who you come in contact with.  CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and individual clinicians.  Clinicians should work with their state and local health departments to coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with clinical or commercial laboratories.

Texas DPS Troopers are screening travelers from Louisiana.  Troopers are stopping vehicles at a visitors center on Interstate 10 near Orange.  Travelers are required to complete a travel form and to self-quarantine or 14 days after arriving in Texas.  Needless to say, westbound traffic is backed up well into Louisiana.

The Texas Health Care Association’s Adopt a Nursing Home initiative connects willing Texans with a local nursing home to safely communicate during the COVID-19 outbreak to send words of comfort to both residents and their caregiving staff.  Visit www.adoptanursinghome.com to identify a local nursing home where you can then send letters, emails, artwork, crafts, needed materials and more.

TurboTax has partnered with the IRS to help speed up the delivery of stimulus payments to people for whom the IRS does not have direct deposit information.  The tax-preparation company has a “stimulus registration” page where Americans can submit their direct-deposit information to receive their stimulus payment.  The product is free and includes a stimulus-payment calculator. www.turbotax.intuit.com/stimulus-check

STAY AT HOME.  STAY SAFE.


5:30 a.m., April 7

COVID-19 Update

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*    Five new COVID-19 cases bring the Hays County total to 59.  Wimberley still has one confirmed case while Woodcreek and Driftwood don’t have any.  There have been four confirmed cases in the Hays County portion of Austin, 12 in Buda, two in Dripping Springs, 20 in Kyle and 20 in San Marcos.  Sixteen of those Hays County cases have recovered. Seven have been hospitalized with three of those remaining in a hospital. Three hundred, eighty-one county Residents of the 448 tested have returned negative results with results pending on eight.

*    All Central Texas chambers of commerce and their members are invited to a “CARES Act Update” Webinar hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, with speakers Congressman Roger Williams and Elsie Collins of the Small Business Administration.  The free webinar is today from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For information and registration, webinars@austinchamber.com.

*    TurboTax has partnered with the IRS to help speed up the delivery of stimulus payments to people for whom the IRS does not have direct deposit information.  The tax-preparation company has a “stimulus registration” page where Americans can submit their direct-deposit information to receive their stimulus payment.  The product is free and includes a stimulus-payment calculator. www.turbotax.intuit.com/stimulus-check 

Since the CDC is now recommending that anyone venturing from home to any public places, wear cloth face masks to help keep those who are not showing symptoms from spreading the virus without knowing that they are infectious.  The CDC says that the public should use fabric coverings and not specialized medical masks, which should be reserved for health care providers.  They also suggest we not be lulled into a false sense of security by wearing a mask. Social distancing and frequent hand washing are still the best ways to prevent COVID-19 spread.  For those making their own masks, there is a YouTube video from the CDC on how to make one from a bandana or tee-shirt and rubber bands—no sewing. Use a tightly woven fabric, and prewash it in hot water to avoid later shrinkage

Katherine Anne Porter School Superintendent Michael Hannum has told KWVH that the school is extending its closure indefinitely.  There will be online no lessons on Friday, April 10 or Monday April 13, two previously scheduled holidays.  Plans are underway for a prom and for commencement. KAPS is continuing to offer meals for pick-up and take-away at 10 a.m. each morning.

Texas Workforce Commission has implemented staggered access to unemployment benefit services to ensure that more Texans can file unemployment claims.  More than half a million have filed unemployment claims in the last 18 days. Access to the TWC portal is now based on applicants’ telephone area codes.  For the 512 area code, the call times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1 and 5 p.m.

The Barnabas Connection COVID-19 Resources Directory is available online.  Find detailed descriptions of local and area resources available to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  Besides general COVID-19 information for Wimberley and Hays County, you can find help with employment and funding, housing relief, information for employees and employers in food service, small business guidance, medical help and virus testing, hunger relief, utility bill help, veterans assistance and many other valuable resources guides.  www.barnabasconnects.org

The Wimberley Village Library is closed…but it’s open.  Library patrons have access to thousands of books, magazines, movies and courses.  Visit the website’s catalogue page and browse through the data bases. Anyone can visit the library’s Facebook page where you’ll find storytellers, virtual tours of interesting places and links to a whole host of other entertaining and educational programs.  

*    Local restaurants and other merchants offer groceries for sale.  The Leaning Pear, Hays City Store, the Mad Rooster liquor store, Blanco Brew coffee shop, Community Pizza and the Wimberley Café all have markets with a variety of items, including toilet paper.  It’s worth a look. Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

STAY AT HOME.  STAY SAFE.


4 p.m., April 6

COVID-19 Update

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Four new COVID-19 cases bring the Hays County total to 54.  Wimberley has one confirmed case while Woodcreek and Driftwood don’t have any.  There have been three confirmed cases in the Hays County portion of Austin, 10 in Buda, two in Dripping Springs, 20 in Kyle and 18 in San Marcos.  Thirteen of those Hays County cases have recovered. Seven have been hospitalized with only two of those remaining in a hospital. Three hundred, thirty-eight county Residents of the 404 tested have returned negative results.  

*    Since the CDC is now recommending that anyone venturing from home to any public places, wear cloth face masks to help keep those who are not showing symptoms from spreading the virus without knowing that they are infectious.  The CDC says that the public should use fabric coverings and not specialized medical masks, which should be reserved for health care providers.  They also suggest we not be lulled into a false sense of security by wearing a mask. Social distancing and frequent hand washing are still the best ways to prevent COVID-19 spread.  For those making their own masks, there is a YouTube video from the CDC on how to make one from a bandana or tee-shirt and rubber bands—no sewing. Use a tightly woven fabric, and prewash it in hot water to avoid later shrinkage

*    Katherine Anne Porter School Superintendent Michael Hannum has told KWVH that the school is extending its closure indefinitely.  There will be online no lessons on Friday, April 10 or Monday April 13, two previously scheduled holidays.  Plans are underway for a prom and for commencement. KAPS is continuing to offer meals for pick-up and take-away at 10 a.m. each morning.

*    Texas Workforce Commission has implemented staggered access to unemployment benefit services to ensure that more Texans can file unemployment claims.  More than half a million have filed unemployment claims in the last 18 days. Access to the TWC portal is now based on applicants’ telephone area codes.  For the 512 area code, the call times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1 and 5 p.m.

*    If you have questions about coronavirus: 

Hays County COVID-19 Hotline, 7-7 Monday through Friday.  The hotline is only for questions about the COVID-19 itself.  Call the hotline at 512-393-5525 with non-emergency COVID-19.

City of Wimberley, Wimberley ISD and the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce websites

The Barnabas Connection Website has a resource guide for services needed by those affected by COVID-19.

Barnabas Connection Helpline 512-842-9674.

*    The Wimberley Village Library is closed…but it’s open.  Don’t be confused.  Library patrons have access to thousands of books, magazines, movies and courses.  Just visit the website’s catalogue page and browse through the data bases. Anyone can visit the library’s Facebook page where you’ll find storytellers, virtual tours of interesting places and links to a whole host of other entertaining and educational programs.  

The Barnabas Connection has been approached by a silent partner who is willing to match them dollar for dollar up to $25,000 for funds donated to help Wimberley community members in need who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.  Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Donate online at www.barnabasconnects.org

Local restaurants and other merchants offer groceries for sale.  Governor Abbott is allowing restaurants to sell bulk foods to keep them from going to waste.  The Hays City Store, the Mad Rooster liquor store, Blanco Brew coffee shop, Community Pizza and the Wimberley Café all have markets with a variety of items, including toilet paper.  It’s worth a look. Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

STAY AT HOME.  STAY SAFE.


5:30 a.m., April 6

COVID-19 Update

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*    Four new COVID-19 cases bring the Hays County total to 54.  Wimberley has one confirmed case while Woodcreek and Driftwood don’t have any.  There have been three confirmed cases in the Hays County portion of Austin, 10 in Buda, two in Dripping Springs, 20 in Kyle and 18 in San Marcos.  Thirteen of those Hays County cases have recovered. Seven have been hospitalized with only two of those remaining in a hospital. Three hundred, thirty-eight county Residents of the 404 tested have returned negative results.  

*    If you have questions about coronavirus, don’t forget the Hays County COVID-19 Hotline.  This call center is an excellent source for answers to non-emergency coronavirus questions.  The hotline operators cannot answer questions about the Stay at Home and Curfew Order, or general questions.  The hotline is only for questions about the COVID-19 itself. Call the hotline at 512-393-5525 with non-emergency COVID-19 questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Spanish speakers are available.  Other good sources of coronavirus information include the county’s Hays Informed, the City of Wimberley, Wimberley ISD and the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce websites.

Medical professionals urge patients to use telemedicine, not in-person visits for other than coronavirus symptoms.  If you have mild coronavirus symptoms—fever, couth or shortness of breath—call your health care provider.  If you develop emergency warning signs for the coronavirus—difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse or bluish lips or face—get medical attention immediately.  If an illness or injury is not urgent, video or telephonic visits will keep both patients and staff on the front lines safe. If you feel the need to visit a doctor’s office, call first to see what procedures that office has in place for treating you.  

The Food and Drug Administration has loosened its restrictions on blood donors in response to the nationwide blood shortage resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.  Those who spent time in certain European countries from 1980 to 2000 and who may have been exposed to mad cow disease are now considered safe donors.  The waiting period for certain donors including gay men and women who have had sex with gay men; those with recent tattoos and piercings and those who have traveled to malaria-endemic areas has been reduced from 12 to three months.

The Census Bureau has adjusted the schedule for the 2020 census now underway.  Most of the activities associated with the census have been extended to August 14.  The public is strongly encouraged to respond to any census materials received in the mail or dropped off at their homes, but the deadlines have been extended.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all Americans to wear face coverings in public settings, like pharmacies and grocery stores to avoid unwittingly spreading the virus.  This recommendation is to prevent those who may have contracted the coronavirus but who don’t have any symptoms from spreading the disease to others.  Medical masks should be reserved for health care workers. The CDC also advises that masks are not a substitute for social distancing.

The Barnabas Connection has been approached by a silent partner who is willing to match them dollar for dollar up to $25,000 for funds donated to help Wimberley community members in need who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.  Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Donate online at www.barnabasconnects.org

HEB announces that Favor is coming to Wimberley.  Favor, a wholly owned subsidiary of H-E-B that offers on-demand delivery services, will launch its delivery service here next week.  This localized solution can provide groceries and essential items to seniors via the Favor app or the Senior’s Support Call (order) Line at 1-833-397-0080.  This service also offers a new employment opportunity for the members of our community. Favor runners deliver anything to customers, including groceries. To learn more and become a runner, visit apply.favordelivery.com/.

Local restaurants and other merchants offer groceries for sale.  Governor Abbott is allowing restaurants to sell bulk foods to keep them from going to waste, and the Mad Rooster liquor store, Blanco Brew coffee shop, Community Pizza and the Wimberley Café all have markets with a variety of items, including toilet paper.  It’s worth a look. Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

STAY AT HOME.  STAY SAFE.


6 a.m. April 2

COVID-19 Update

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*    There have been 42-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County to date, an increase of four over the previous total.  Ten of those have recovered, five were hospitalized and one of those has been released.  Of the Hays County residents tested, 238 have come back negative. There have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Driftwood, Wimberley or Woodcreek.

*    The Hays County Central Appraisal District is granting an automatic 30-day extension for business personal property reports.  The extension moves the deadline from April 15 to May 15. Texas law requires business owners to report all personal property used for the business.  Examples of business personal property include computers, chairs, desks, office supplies, business inventory, machinery and vehicles used to produce income.  All businesses operating on January 1, 2020, must report that property to the Hays Central Appraisal District.

*    EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens has canceled its 2020 Butterfly Festival originally scheduled for April 18.  They are planning to go virtual with parts of the festival so that they can spread a little cheer during this difficult time.  They plan to use the symbolism of the butterfly to bring hope and healing to a world that is truly suffering right now. Please stay up-to-date at www.emilyann.org

*    the Women, Infants and Children’s program has instituted new procedures to help safely serve clients, including safe office distancing and an expansion of the eligible foods available for participants.  For more information, contact your local WIC office of visit www.texaswic.org

*    Medicare scam warning.  It’s easy to get distracted and let your guard down during these uncertain times.  Scammers may try to steal your Medicare number. They might lie about sending you coronavirus vaccines, tests, masks or other items in exchange for your Medicare number or personal information.  Only share your Medicare number with your doctors, pharmacist, hospital, health insurer or other trusted healthcare provider. Check your Medicare claims summary forms for errors.

*    A local woman, a grocery store clerk, has made the following plea on Facebook:  I am asking the public please do not leave your gloves and wipes in your shopping carts and in the parking lots.  Please dispose of them yourself. We all need to chip in and help those who work on the front line

Governor Greg Abbot has extended social distancing protocols statewide through April 30 and has closed schools through May 4.  Only essential businesses will be open through the month of April forcing gyms, massage clinics and cosmetology salons to close for another 30 days.  Grocery stores, restaurants/bars (if food pick-up or delivery is available), banks and hardware stores are considered essential and will remain open. 

All Wimberley ISD campuses will remain closed indefinitely, and the Katherine Anne Porter School is closed until May 4, but both will continue to deliver instruction.  In accordance with Governor Abbott’s order issued on March 31, the earliest schools will be allowed to reopen is May 4.  WISD will continue to distribute food to families that qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Families can apply for this program at any time during the school year.  KAPS also will continue with its lunch program.

The state has waived certain rules to ensure that public safety employees who contract COVID-19 because of their jobs will be reimbursed for COVID-19 related medical expenses.  Because their duties put them at increased risk, these rules have been waived so that public safety employees are not also financially penalized.

The Treasury Department says distribution of economic impact checks will begin in the next three weeks and will be sent automatically with no action required for most people.  The payment will be deposited directly into the banking account shown on tax returns.  For those without direct deposit information, Treasury plans a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

Local restaurants offer groceries for sale.  Governor Abbott is allowing restaurants to sell bulk foods to keep them from going to waste, and the Blanco Brew coffee shop and the Wimberley Café both have markets with a variety of items, even toilet paper.  It’s worth a look. Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

The Barnabas Connection Helpline is your resource for assistance with rent, utilities, food, medical and transportation.  If you or someone you know needs assistance with any of these, call 512-842-9674.

The Wimberley ISD has modified its distribution plan for meals students for qualifying for free or reduced-price meals.  In addition to breakfast and lunch, on Friday, April 3, students will receive a weekend bag of non-perishable, gluten-free food for the weekend.  Any breakfast or lunch meals not picked up by qualifying WISD families will be taken to the First Baptist Church each day where community families in need are invited to pick them up after 1:15 p.m.


6 a.m., April 1

COVID-19 Update

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*    Governor Greg Abbot has extended social distancing protocols statewide through April 30 and has closed schools through May 4.  Only essential businesses will be open through the month of April forcing gyms, massage clinics and cosmetology salons to close for another 30 days.  Grocery stores, restaurants/bars (if food pick-up or delivery is available), banks and hardware stores are considered essential and will remain open. 

*    All Wimberley ISD campuses will remain closed indefinitely, and the Katherine Anne Porter School is closed until May 4, but both will continue to deliver instruction.  In accordance with Governor Abbott’s order issued on March 31, the earliest schools will be allowed to reopen is May 4.  WISD will continue to distribute food to families that qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Families can apply for this program at any time during the school year.  KAPS also will continue with its lunch program.

*    There have been 38-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County to date, an increase of 10 over yesterday’s total.  Ten of those 38 have recovered, four are hospitalized and 228 have tested negative.  Six have been hospitalized, and one of those has since been released. There have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Driftwood, Wimberley or Woodcreek.

The state has waived certain rules to ensure public safety employees who contract COVID-19 because of their jobs will be reimbursed for COVID-19 related medical expenses.  Because their duties put them at increased risk, these rules have been waived so that public safety employees are not also financially penalized.

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System has changed the hours of operation for its Austin VA outpatient clinic.  The new hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Veterans who are concerned that they may have COVID-19, flu or cold symptoms should call 800-423-2111 before coming to veterans health care facilities.  Clinical staff are available to provide 24/7 virtual care and support, including nurse advice and triage.

Texas Health and Human Services says that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The Treasury Department says distribution of economic impact checks will begin in the next three weeks and will be sent automatically with no action required for most people.  The payment will be deposited directly into the banking account shown on tax returns.  For those without direct deposit information, Treasury plans a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain Texas Workforce Commission regulations to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers.  These waivers will allow TWC the flexibility to strengthen child care infrastructure for critical workers during the COVID-19 response.  These waivers ensure that families using TWC-subsidized child care will not lose their slots while the state battles COVID-19, and they secure payment to child care providers throughout this time.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has issued a new warning about scams and price-gouging.   Be alert for scammers who may call or send emails with dangerous attachments or fraudulent website links.  Also, be on the lookout for businesses charging very high prices for necessities. If you see any of these activities report it to 800-621-0508.

Local restaurants offer groceries for sale.  Governor Abbott is allowing restaurants to sell bulk foods to keep them from going to waste, and the Blanco Brew coffee shop and the Wimberley Café both have markets with a variety of items, even toilet paper.  It’s worth a look. Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

The Barnabas Connection Helpline is your resource for assistance with rent, utilities, food, medical and transportation.  If you or someone you know needs assistance with any of these, call 512-842-9674.

The Wimberley ISD has modified its distribution plan for meals students for qualifying for free or reduced-price meals.  In addition to breakfast and lunch, on Friday, April 3, students will receive a weekend bag of non-perishable, gluten-free food for the weekend.  Any breakfast or lunch meals not picked up by qualifying WISD families will be taken to the First Baptist Church each day where community families in need are invited to pick them up after 1:15 p.m.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s latest travel restriction requires a 14-day quarantine for airline passengers arriving in Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Washington state, New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago.  The governor’s order also applies to all those arriving from Louisiana by car, bus or train. The quarantine will be enforced by the Department of Public Safety.


Noon, March 31

COVID-19 Update

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* The total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hays County to date stands at 24.  Six of those 24 have recovered, and there have been 210 negative test results.  There have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in either Wimberley or Woodcreek.

* The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service say that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.  The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on tax returns.  For those for whom the IRS doesn’t have direct deposit information, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

* Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain Texas Workforce Commission regulations to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers.  These waivers will allow TWC the flexibility to strengthen child care infrastructure for critical workers during the COVID-19 response.  These waivers ensure that families using TWC-subsidized child care will not lose their slots while the state battles COVID-19, and they secure payment to child care providers throughout this time.

* The Texas Attorney General’s Office has issued a new warning about scams and price-gouging.   Be alert for scammers who may call or send emails with dangerous attachments or fraudulent website links.  Also, be on the lookout for businesses charging very high prices for necessities. If you see any of these activities report it to 800-621-0508.

* Local restaurants offer groceries for sale.  Governor Abbott is allowing restaurants to sell bulk foods to keep them from going to waste, and the Blanco Brew coffee shop and the Wimberley Café both have markets with a variety of items, even toilet paper.  It’s worth a look. Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

* The Barnabas Connection Helpline is your resource for assistance with rent, utilities, food, medical and transportation.  If you or someone you know needs assistance with any of these, call 512-842-9674.

The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce web page (www.wimberley.org/covid-19-info) is packed with helpful information to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis.  Take a look. The chamber really has stepped up to the plate and is supporting the community that it serves.

The Wimberley ISD has modified its distribution plan for meals students for qualifying for free or reduced-price meals.  In addition to breakfast and lunch, on Friday, April 3, students will receive a weekend bag of non-perishable, gluten-free food for the weekend.  Any breakfast or lunch meals not picked up by qualifying WISD families will be taken to the First Baptist Church each day where community families in need are invited to pick them up after 1:15 p.m.

There are all kinds of coronavirus “cures” or “preventatives” floating around on the internet.  We remind you that there is at present no known cure or preventative for COVID-19.  Please don’t fall for any of these snake oil remedies. Be smart. These proven tips from the CDC are the only way to prevent the spread of the virus: wash your hands often; don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth; keep six feet away from others; stay home if you feel sick; cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow.

* Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s latest travel restriction requires a 14-day quarantine for airline passengers arriving in Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Washington state, New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago.  The governor’s order also applies to all those arriving from Louisiana by car, bus or train. The quarantine will be enforced by the Department of Public Safety.

President Trump has extended federal social distancing guidelines until April 30 while saying that the best defense against the coronavirus is staying at home.

Hays County Transfer Stations (recycling centers) at Wimberley and Driftwood have reduced the number of days and hours that they are open.  Hours until further notice are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


6 a.m., March 31

COVID-19 Update

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*    With two new COVID-19 cases reported in Hays County, the county local health department said on Monday, March 30, that there are currently 18 active cases in the county of the 24 lab-confirmed cases to date.  Six of those 24 have recovered. As of March 30, 210 test results have been negative with results pending on 17 more tests. There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in either Wimberley or Woodcreek.

*    The Texas Attorney General’s Office has issued a new warning about scams and price-gouging.   Be alert for scammers who may call or send emails with dangerous attachments or fraudulent website links.  Also, be on the lookout for businesses charging very high prices for necessities. If you see any of these activities report it to 800-621-0508.

Local restaurants offering groceries for sale.  Since Governor Abbott is allowing restaurants to sell foods that they buy in bulk to keep it from going to waste.  Blanco Brew coffee shop and the Wimberley Café both have markets with a variety of items, even toilet paper. It”s worth a look.  Also, we’d like to hear from you if you know of others doing the same info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

The Barnabas Connection Helpline can help with rent, utilities, food, medical, fuel and transportation.  If you need in any of these areas, call 512-842-9674.

The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce web page (www.wimberley.org/covid-19-info) is packed with helpful information to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis.  Take a look. The chamber really has stepped up to the plate and is supporting the community that it serves.

The Wimberley ISD has modified its distribution plan for meals students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals.  In addition to breakfast and lunch, on Friday, April 3, students will receive a weekend bag of non-perishable, gluten-free food for the weekend.  Any breakfast or lunch meals not picked up by q each qualifying WISD families will be taken to the First Baptist Church each day where community families in need are invited to pick them up after 1:15 p.m.

There are all kinds of “cures” or “preventatives” for the coronavirus floating around on the internet.  We remind you that there is no known cure or preventative for COVID-19.  Please don’t fall for any of these snake oil remedies. Be smart. These proven tips from the CDC are the only way to prevent the spread of the virus: wash your hands often; don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth; keep six feet away from others; stay home if you feel sick; cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott  on March 29th expanded a previous executive order that requires a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone flying into Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or New Orleans.  Now, the state is also mandating a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone driving into Texas from anywhere in Louisiana and for those flying in from Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago, as well as anywhere in California and Washington.

President Trump has extended federal social distancing guidelines until April 30 while saying that the best defense against the coronavirus is staying at home.

Hays County Transfer Stations (recycling centers) at Wimberley and Driftwood have reduced the number of days and hours that they are open.  Hours until further notice are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Wimberley business community is strong, but we need to help them in these unprecedented times.  The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce suggests that w give them a call, visit them online, send an email.  There are lots of ways to buy–call to purchase a gift card or gift certificate or purchase merchandise online.  Patronize restaurants by ordering take-out or home delivery. Let’s show them some big love!


6 a.m., March 30

COVID-19 Update

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    After two days with no new COVID-19 cases reported in Hays County, the county local health department Sunday reported three additional cases, bringing the county total to 16, six of which have recovered  Total cases by city are, Hays County addresses in Austin—2; Buda—5; Dripping Springs—1; Kyle—5; San Marcos–3.

*    Texas Governor Gregg Abbott  on Sunday expanded a previous executive order that requires a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone flying into Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or New Orleans.  Now, the state is also mandating a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone driving into Texas from anywhere in Louisiana and for those flying in from Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago, as well as anywhere in California and Washington.

*    President Trump has extended federal social distancing guidelines until April 30 while saying that the best defense against the coronavirus is staying at home.

*    Hays County Transfer Stations (recycling centers) at Wimberley and Driftwood have reduced the number of days and hours that they are open.  Hours until further notice are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*    The Wimberley business community is strong, but we need to help them in these unprecedented times.  Give them a call, visit them online, send an email. There are lots of ways to buy–call to purchase a gift card or gift certificate or purchase merchandise online.  Patronize restaurants by ordering take-out or home delivery. Let’s show them some big love!

*    Hays CISD schools to remain closed until further notice.  The district will continue providing curbside meals and at-home instruction through the end of the school year if necessary, according to officials.

*    Cares Act signed Friday by President Trump could affect your small business.  Small businesses and 501(c)(3)s with fewer than 500 employees may be eligible for a Small Business Administration-backed loan.  The loan can be used for payroll costs, rent and utilities. For businesses that keep their employees, this loan will be forgiven.  The SBA has authorized lenders to process loans immediately without SBA approval. Business owners should talk to their preferred financial lender to see if they qualify.

Texas Women’s University in Denton has announced that it will help up to 100 small businesses that are owned by women through $1 million in grants.  TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs is offering 100 grants worth $10,000 each to small Texas businesses owned by women that demonstrate a need as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money can be used for some operating expenses, technology upgrades or to adapt to a new business model. Get more information at www.twu.edu/center-women-entrepreneurs/

Advice for deliveries received at home.  The packages and letters you receive are not sterile.  They may have passed through coronavirus-contaminated areas or hands enroute to you.  You should wear gloves or otherwise protect your hands, and you should open the packages outdoors.  After you have left all of the packing material in the box, leave it outside and bring the contents into your house.  Experts say that the coronavirus can survive for up to 24 hours on cardboard.

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation circulating, so make sure that you get your information from qualified sources such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website and the City of Wimberley’s coronavirus website also have accurate local information. Call the Hays County non-emergency COVID-19 hotline at 512-393-5525.


Noon, March 27

COVID-19 Update

*    Advice for deliveries received at home.  The packages and letters you receive are not sterile.  They may have passed through coronavirus-contaminated areas or hands enroute to you.  You should wear gloves or otherwise protect your hands, and you should open the packages outdoors.  After you have left all of the packing material in the box, leave it outside and bring the contents into your house.  Experts say that the coronavirus can survive for up to 24 hours on cardboard.

*    Wimberley’s community food bank, the Crisis Bread Basket is extremely grateful to the following businesses and groups who are helping to feed the hungry in Wimberley:  The Leaning Pear donated fresh eggs; Wimberley ISD and the Katherine Anne Porter School contributed extra school lunches; Creekside Barbecue Cookers gave us 30 meals; and the host of local gardeners who keep us supplied with fresh produce.  The Bread Basket also need monetary donations. Credit card donations online at www.crisisbreadbasket.com, or you can mail a donation to CBB, PO Box 1721, Wimberley, Texas 78676.

*    Christy Luong at Wimberley Spa Pronails has donated the nail salon’s supply of masks, hand sanitizer, gloves and alcohol to local long-term care facilities.

*    Christy Degenhart over at Wimberley Ace Hardware has come up with a way to raise money for the Barnabas Connection.  She is offering two tee-shirt designs that reflect the Wimberley spirit.  The first is a throwback to the 2015 flood fundraiser shirt, and the second has an outline of Texas with the words, “The one where we were quarantined, 2020, Wimberley.”  These can only be ordered today, so go by Ace or order by email at WimberleyCoronaTees@gmail.com.  All proceeds will go to Barnabas Connection to help Wimberley folks most affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Hays County Local Health Department has been notified of two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in the county to 13.  All 13 positive cases are adults. In addition, the county local health department has received 131 negative test results and 21 test results are pending.  One of the original positive cases, a resident of Kyle, has recovered and is out of quarantine. The breakdown of cases by city as of 6 p.m., March 26 is Hays County portion of Austin—1; Buda—3; Dripping Springs—3; Kyle—4; San Marcos—2.

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is continuing to serve victims of abuse during the COVID-19 crisis.  HCWC has made adjustments to ensure the safety of victims of abuse and the staff who serve them and is available to help women, men and children who live, work or go to school in Hays or Caldwell County.  The center’s emergency services include a 24-hour help line for crisis calls, 24-hour hospital response, emergency child forensic interviews and their 24-hour emergency shelter.

The Texas  Workforce Commission, in an effort to support our working community and families affected by COVID-19, will distribute $40 million of supplemental child care.  These funds will allow local workforce development boards to provide child care to the new COVID-19 essential workers and pending approval of a federal waiver, make supplemental payments to child care programs to cover lost parent share of cost payments.  COVID-19 essential workers with children under the age of 13 may receive child care financial assistance to cover all or a portion of the costs for child care.

The Governor has ordered that all airline passengers arriving from the New York tri-state area or New Orleans self-quarantine for 14 days.  Failure to comply will result in criminal charges.

Wimberley ISD Schools and Katherine Anne Porter School will continue providing meals on a pick-up and take away basis at least through April 13.  Online and home instruction will continue at all schools. Teachers and counselors are available by email and online.

The Kinghts of Columbus fish fry at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Fridays in Lent continues, but no dining in is available.  Catfish dinners are available from 5 to 7:30 as carry out only.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra has ordered that county residents stay at home and shelter in place until April 10.  At the same time the judge placed a nightly curfew in effect from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.  The order exempts essential workers and daycare facilities that serve essential workers.  Healthcare businesses, grocery stores, hardware stores, news media, gas stations and restaurants offering to-go and delivery of food may remain open.  All public or private gatherings are prohibited. There are stiff penalties for violations. For more details and definitions, visit Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website.  

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation circulating, so make sure that you get your information from qualified sources such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website and the City of Wimberley’s coronavirus website also have accurate local information. Call the Hays County non-emergency COVID-19 hotline at 512-393-5525.


7 a.m.., March 27

COVID-19 Update

*    The Hays County Local Health Department has been notified of two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in the county to 13.  All 13 positive cases are adults. In addition, the county local health department has received 131 negative test results and 21 test results are pending.  One of the original positive cases, a resident of Kyle, has recovered and is out of quarantine. The breakdown of cases by city as of 6 p.m., March 26 is Hays County portion of Austin—1; Buda—3; Dripping Springs—3; Kyle—4; San Marcos—2.

*    Several local restaurants with bars are offering cocktails with their curbside to-go orders.  Due to state mandates, in order to leave with alcohol, you must purchase food.  

*    The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is continuing to serve victims of abuse during the COVID-19 crisis.  HCWC has made adjustments to ensure the safety of victims of abuse and the staff who serve them and is available to help women, men and children who live, work or go to school in Hays or Caldwell County.  The center’s emergency services include a 24-hour help line for crisis calls, 24-hour hospital response, emergency child forensic interviews and their 24-hour emergency shelter.

*    The Texas  Workforce Commission, in an effort to support our working community and families affected by COVID-19, will distribute $40 million of supplemental child care.  These funds will allow local workforce development boards to provide child care to the new COVID-19 essential workers and pending approval of a federal waiver, make supplemental payments to child care programs to cover lost parent share of cost payments.  COVID-19 essential workers with children under the age of 13 may receive child care financial assistance to cover all or a portion of the costs for child care.

*    Governor has ordered that all airline passengers arriving from the New York tri-state area or New Orleans self-quarantine for 14 days.  Failure to comply will result in criminal charges.

Wimberley ISD Schools and Katherine Anne Porter School will continue providing meals on a pick-up and take away basis at least through April 13.  Online and home instruction will continue at all schools. Teachers and counselors are available by email and online.

Wimberley’s community food bank, the Crisis Bread Basket has experienced a sharp increase in the number of families seeking assistance in the last two weeks.  They are extremely grateful for the food donations and for the gardeners who continue to supply them with fresh produce.  However, they also need monetary donations. Credit card donations are accepted online at www.crisisbreadbasket.com, or you can mail a donation to CBB, PO Box 1721, Wimberley, Texas 78676.

The Kinghts of Columbus fish fry at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Fridays in Lent continues, but no dining in is available.  Catfish dinners are available from 5 to 7:30 as carry out only.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra has ordered that county residents stay at home and shelter in place until April 10.  At the same time the judge placed a nightly curfew in effect from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.  The order exempts essential workers and daycare facilities that serve essential workers.  Healthcare businesses, grocery stores, hardware stores, news media, gas stations and restaurants offering to-go and delivery of food may remain open.  All public or private gatherings are prohibited. There are stiff penalties for violations. For more details and definitions, visit Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website.  

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation circulating, so make sure that you get your information from qualified sources such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website and the City of Wimberley’s coronavirus website also have accurate local information. Call the Hays County non-emergency COVID-19 hotline at 512-393-5525.


Noon, March 26

COVID-19 Update

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra has ordered that county residents stay at home and shelter in place until April 10.  At the same time the judge placed a nightly curfew in effect from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.  The order exempts essential workers and daycare facilities that serve essential workers.  Healthcare businesses, grocery stores, hardware stores, news media, gas stations and restaurants offering to-go and delivery of food may remain open.  All public or private gatherings are prohibited. There are stiff penalties for violations. For more details and definitions, visit Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website.  

The Hays County Local Health Department has been notified of an 11th confirmed case of COVID-19.  All 11 positive cases are adults. The breakdown of cases by city as of 8 p.m., March 25 is Hays County portion of Austin—1; Buda—3; Dripping Springs—2; Kyle—3; San Marcos—2.

Texas asks for access to interest-free federal loans to pay unemployment claims and the accelerated release of funds from Texas’ account of the federal Unemployment Trust Fund.  This would allow Texas to apply for federal loans that would be interest-free through the end of this year. These loans would allow the state to cover unemployment benefit payments without disruption.

All City of Wimberley offices are closed to walk-in traffic, and most services are available by phone and online.  Woodcreek City Hall is closed.

Hays County and the City of Wimberley have closed all county and city parks until further notice.  To protect public health and to discourage social gathering, no one is permitted to enter any city park or public space, including open spaces, greenspaces, trails park facilities or public restrooms maintained and operated by the city.

Wimberley Stitch Studio is making and collecting protective masks.  These masks will be donated to hospitals.  You can drop off masks in front of their gate at 704 FM 2325, across from Market Day Gate 3.

Wimberley banks’ lobbies are all closed.  All five Wimberley banks are open for drive-in banking only.  However, all have indicated that full service in the lobby is available on an appointment basis. 

Wimberley’s restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, breweries and wineries are vital to the local community and to the economy.  They have been there for us many times and in so many different ways.  There is no dine-in service anywhere, but most of these fine businesses are offering walk-up and curbside service.  Show them some extra love by calling in, ordering online and picking your order up.

The Wimberley Village Library is closed.  They are no longer checking out materials by curb service.  All materials currently checked out are due June 1.

Area hospitals have implemented a “no visitors” policy to protect patients, physicians, staff and community members as COVID-19 spreads.  Ascension Seton, Baylor Scot & White and St. David’s Healthcare on Sunday put in place the new policy. Exceptions to the policy will be made for laboring and post-partum patients; patients with disabilities or impairments or who are elderly; patients in the neonatal ICU and pediatric patients; patients requiring surgery or other medical procedures; and patients requiring end-of-life care.  Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos allows one visitor over 18 years old per day for patients.

Unauthorized fraudulent COVID-19 test kits are being marketed for home testing.  At this time, the Food and Drug Administration has not authorized any test for home testing for COVID-19.  If you are aware of fraudulent test kits for COVID-19, please report them to the FDA by calling the Dallas FDA Office at 214-253-5237.

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation circulating, so make sure that you get your information from qualified sources such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website and the City of Wimberley’s coronavirus website also have accurate local information. Call the Hays County non-emergency COVID-19 hotline at 512-393-5525.


5 a.m., March 26

COVID-19 Update

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra has implemented a countywide “Stay at Home, Work Safe” order and curfew.  Hays County residents are to stay at home beginning at 11 p.m. tonight through 4 a.m. April 10.  A curfew from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. during the same period also is in effect and exempts essential workers.  Daycare facilities that serve essential workers can remain open. Healthcare businesses, grocery stores, hardware stores, news media, gas stations and restaurants offering to-go and delivery of food will not have to close.  Persons providing electrical, plumbing and other essential services can continue to work, as can those who work from home. All public or private gatherings of any number of people are prohibited. The gathering of members of a household or living unit are permitted.  People still may go outside to exercise provided they practice social distancing and keep six feet of space between themselves and others who do not live in their same households.

The Hays County Local Health Department has been notified of an 11th confirmed case of COVID-19.  All 11 positive cases are adults. The breakdown of cases by city as of 8 p.m., March 25 is Hays County portion of Austin—1; Buda—3; Dripping Springs—2; Kyle—3; San Marcos—2.

Wimberley’s restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, breweries and wineries are vital to the local community and to the economy.  They have been there for us many times and in so many different ways.  There is no dine-in service anywhere, but most of these fine businesses are offering walk-up and curbside service.  Show them some extra love by calling in, ordering online and picking your order up.

Hays County and the City of Wimberley have closed all county and city parks until further notice.  To protect public health and to discourage social gathering, no one is permitted to enter any city park or public space, including open spaces, greenspaces, trails park facilities or public restrooms maintained and operated by the city.

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation circulating.  We urge our listeners to get information from qualified sources such as the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hays Informed, the county’s emergency management website and the City of Wimberley’s coronavirus website also have accurate local information.

Unauthorized fraudulent COVID-19 test kits are being marketed for home testing.  At this time, the Food and Drug Administration has not authorized any test for home testing for COVID-19.  If you are aware of fraudulent test kits for COVID-19, please report them to the FDA by calling the Dallas FDA Office at 214-253-5237.

Wimberley banks’ lobbies are all closed.  All five Wimberley banks are open for drive-in banking only.  However, all have indicated that full service in the lobby is available on an appointment basis. 

Area hospitals have implemented a “no visitors” policy to protect patients, physicians, staff and community members as COVID-19 spreads.  Ascension Seton, Baylor Scot & White and St. David’s Healthcare on Sunday put in place the new policy. Exceptions to the policy will be made for laboring and post-partum patients; patients with disabilities or impairments or who are elderly; patients in the neonatal ICU and pediatric patients; patients requiring surgery or other medical procedures; and patients requiring end-of-life care.  Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos allows one visitor over 18 years old per day for patients.

EMS instructions for those with flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  Wimberley EMS has the following for those requesting emergency services: When you call 9-1-1 let the dispatcher know if you have flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  This information will help first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you see first responders in gowns and masks, it DOES NOT mean that the patient has COVID-19.  They are simply protecting themselves and the community.

The Wimberley Village Library is closed.  They are no longer checking out materials by curb service.  All materials currently checked out are due June 1.


Updated, 5:16 a.m., March 25

Community Response to Coronavirus 19 Threat

We recommend that before visiting any retail store or other business or government or private agency that you call ahead to find out whether they’re open for in-person business and what their restrictions are.

Wimberley banks’ lobbies are all closed.  As of Tuesday, March 24, all five Wimberley banks are open for drive-in banking only.  However, all have indicated that full service in the lobby is available on an appointment basis. 

The Katherine Anne Porter School is conducting online instruction using Google Classroom and Edgenuity.  Meals may be picked up at the KAPS campus at 10 a.m. Times for meal delivery will be sent to parents in the various towns KAPS serves. 

The Wimberley Village Library is closed.  They are no longer checking out materials by curb service.  All materials currently checked out are due June 1.

State Representative Erin Zwiener (Zwee-ner) has canceled monthly roving district office hours in Wimberley, Johnson City, Blanco and Dripping Springs.  Her district office in Kyle is closed for in-person transactions and meetings.

Hays County Commissioners Court is accepting public comments by email until further notice in order to comply with the “no more than 10” rule.  Commissioners Court typically meets on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Comments must be received by 8:45 a.m. on Tuesdays.

The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center are closed until further notice.  The staff is working remotely and are available for their members and the community.  Visit the chamber website for contact information.

The City of Wimberley has canceled all public meetings except city council and planning and zoning commission.  Public comments will be accepted by email only and must be received by 6 p.m. the day of the meeting to be read at the meeting.  City council and planning and zoning commission meetings are streamed live on the city’s website.

Area hospitals have implemented a “no visitors” policy to protect patients, physicians, staff and community members as COVID-19 spreads.  Ascension Seton, Baylor Scot & White and St. David’s Healthcare on Sunday put in place the new policy. Exceptions to the policy will be made for laboring and post-partum patients; patients with disabilities or impairments or who are elderly; patients in the neonatal ICU and pediatric patients; patients requiring surgery or other medical procedures; and patients requiring end-of-life care.  Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos allows one visitor over 18 years old per day for patients.

Two locally operated Facebook pages are full of helpful, local information for the COVID-19 crisis.  Corridor News is published by the San Marcos Corridor Association, a chamber of commerce-like organization, and it is chock-full of useful news, information and tips.  Wimberley Coronavirus Support is run by Tom Buse and our own David Betts. It too is full of news and information and local Wimberley items. Check them out.

The City of Wimberley website has useful COVID-19 information for local residents.  It is updated regularly and is easy to understand with the information displayed right in front of you.  www.cityofwimberley.com/covid-19

Don’t forget the gas pump handle.  We are reminded that most people who fastidiously wash their hands and take other precautions against the spread of COVID-19 completely disregard the handle of the gas pump.  You should wear gloves or have a paper towel touch the pump handle—and the keypad on which you enter your information—and throw the paper towel and gloves out before you get back in your car.  Here’s a hint: keep some plastic shopping bags in your car to use if you don’t have gloves.

EMS instructions for those with flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  Wimberley EMS has the following for those requesting emergency services: When you call 9-1-1 let the dispatcher know if you have flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  This information will help our first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you see first responders in gowns and masks, it DOES NOT mean that the patient has COVID-19.  We are simply protecting ourselves and our community.

VFW cancels all activities: Wimberley VFW Post 6441 is canceling all post activities until the middle of May.  This includes monthly meetings, bingo, the Armed Forces Day open house and any hall rentals that were scheduled.  The VFW’s mission is to take care of all veterans.  Any veterans in need of any assistance during this time should call the VFW at 512-847-6441.  This may be just a trip to the store for groceries or a ride to the doctor.  The VFW is here to assist any veteran who is in need of a little help.

Breakfast/Lunch for free or reduced-qualifying students:  WISD students who qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals may receive breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, April 3 during  Wimberley ISD’s extended spring break. These meals are served curbside at Jacobs Well Elementary School. Please have your students and their student ID cards in the vehicle when you pick up the meals.

The Wimberley Garden Club has canceled the annual Garden Tour scheduled for May 9.

United Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties has a disaster relief fund to assist those economically affected by the COVID-19 virus.  They are working with Community Action, Inc., of Central Texas to distribute these funds directly to those in need throughout the two counties.  Residents needing assistance can to the Community Action, Inc., of Central Texas’ website to apply for these funds for help with utility bills and rent.

Wimberley Water Supply Corporation’s office is open for email or telephone transactions only.  No in-person business.

Warning: Paper napkins are not a substitute for toilet paper.  We’ve noticed that neither of Wimberley’s two grocery stores has any paper napkins on their shelves.  We suspect that people are using napkins as a toilet paper substitute. Don’t do this. Paper napkins will not dissolve in water, and they will clog up your septic system.  That can be expensive. It’s probably not too good for your system if you’re hooked up to a central wastewater system either.

Hand sanitizer concentrate available at Middleton Brewing.  Carl Rabenaldt of Middleton Brewing has a surplus of sanitizer concentrate that is used in the brewing process.  He is giving away small vials that can produce 4-1/2 gallons of sanitizer that can be used in your home or work. It works just like what you cannot find or buy on the shelves of grocery stores right now.  There is no charge. Just stop by Middleton Brewing and pick it up. Middleton’s might looked closed, but it’s not, so feel free to go in.

Most Hays County offices and services are staffed and available for email and telephonic transactions.  The situation is developing rapidly, so if you plan to visit a county office in person, please visit that department’s webpage and call or email the office.


The Katherine Anne Porter School is conducting online instruction using Google Classroom and Edgenuity.  Meals may be picked up at the KAPS campus at 10 a.m.  Times for meal delivery will be sent to parents in the various towns KAPS serves.

The Wimberley Village Library is closed.  They are no longer checking out materials by curb service.  All materials currently checked out are due June 1.


Updated, 5:16 a.m., March 24

Community Response to Coronavirus 19 Threat

We recommend that before visiting any retail store or other business or government or private agency that you call ahead to find out whether they’re open for in-person business and what their restrictions are.

Hays County Commissioners Court is accepting public comments by email until further notice in order to comply with the “no more than 10” rule.  Commissioners Court typically meets on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Comments must be received by 8:45 a.m. on Tuesdays.

The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center are closed until further notice.  The staff is working remotely and are available for their members and the community.  Visit the chamber website for contact information.

The City of Wimberley has canceled all public meetings except city council and planning and zoning commission.  Public comments will be accepted by email only and must be received by 6 p.m. the day of the meeting to be read at the meeting.  City council and planning and zoning commission meetings are streamed live on the city’s website.

The Wimberley Garden Club has canceled the annual Garden Tour scheduled for May 9.

United Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties has a disaster relief fund to assist those economically affected by the COVID-19 virus.  They are working with Community Action, Inc., of Central Texas to distribute these funds directly to those in need throughout the two counties.  Residents needing assistance can to the Community Action, Inc., of Central Texas’ website to apply for these funds for help with utility bills and rent.

Area hospitals have implemented a “no visitors” policy to protect patients, physicians, staff and community members as COVID-19 spreads.  Ascension Seton, Baylor Scot & White and St. David’s Healthcare on Sunday put in place the new policy. Exceptions to the policy will be made for laboring and post-partum patients; patients with disabilities or impairments or who are elderly; patients in the neonatal ICU and pediatric patients; patients requiring surgery or other medical procedures; and patients requiring end-of-life care.  Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos allows one visitor over 18 years old per day for patients.

The City of Wimberley website has useful information for local residents.  It is updated regularly and is easy to understand with the information displayed right in front of you.  www.cityofwimberley.com/covid-19

Don’t forget the gas pump handle.  We are reminded that most people who fastidiously wash their hands and take other precautions against the spread of COVID-19 completely disregard the handle of the gas pump.  You should wear gloves or have a paper towel touch the pump handle—and the keypad on which you enter your information—and throw the paper towel and gloves out before you get back in your car.  Here’s a hint: keep some plastic shopping bags in your car to use if you don’t have gloves.

Wimberley banks vary in their operations.  As of Friday, March 21, lobbies and drive-in banking are available at Sonora Bank and Wells Fargo.  Ozona, Broadway and Texas Regional banks are conducting drive-in banking only.

Wimberley Water Supply Corporation’s office is open for email or telephone transactions only.  No in-person business.

Warning: Paper napkins are not a substitute for toilet paper.  We’ve noticed that neither of Wimberley’s two grocery stores has any paper napkins on their shelves.  We suspect that people are using napkins as a toilet paper substitute. Don’t do this. Paper napkins will not dissolve in water, and they will clog up your septic system.  That can be expensive. It’s probably not too good for your system if you’re hooked up to a central wastewater system either.

Hand sanitizer concentrate available at Middleton Brewing.  Carl Rabenaldt of Middleton Brewing has a surplus of sanitizer concentrate that is used in the brewing process.  He is giving away small vials that can produce 4-1/2 gallons of sanitizer that can be used in your home or work. It works just like what you cannot find or buy on the shelves of grocery stores right now.  There is no charge. Just stop by Middleton Brewing and pick it up. Middleton’s might looked closed, but it’s not, so feel free to go in.

Most Hays County offices and services are staffed and available for in-person transactions.  You can take care of many of those services online. The situation is developing rapidly, so if you plan to visit a county office in person, please visit that department’s webpage and call or email the office.

HEB is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.  A note from an HEB employee:  For those placing HEB Curbside orders keep in mind that the store may not have the specific brand for a product and if you select “No Substitutions” on your order, even if they have a similar or like product, you will get not get that item.  The store has had to delete items from customers’ requests, even though it had similar products, but a different brand. It might be awhile before your brand is back on the shelf so in the meantime, do not check the “No Substitutions” button and trust HEB employees to try and get you a similar product. 

Brookshire Brothers is keeping its regular hours 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for now.

EMS instructions for those with flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  Wimberley EMS has the following for those requesting emergency services: When you call 9-1-1 let the dispatcher know if you have flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  This information will help our first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you see first responders in gowns and masks, it DOES NOT mean that the patient has COVID-19.  We are simply protecting ourselves and our community.

Daycare facilities closed.  The most recent emergency declarations by both Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra order daycare facilities closed until April 3.  We recommend that you contact your daycare center concerning their plans.

Some local dentists have restricted their services to emergency procedures only.  We recommend that if you are scheduled for a routine appointment that you call your dentist ahead of time for instructions on how to proceed.

Breakfast/Lunch for free or reduced-qualifying students:  WISD students who qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals may receive breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, April 3 during  Wimberley ISD’s extended spring break. These meals are served curbside at Jacobs Well Elementary School. Please have your students and their student ID cards in the vehicle when you pick up the meals.

VFW cancels all activities: Wimberley VFW Post 6441 is canceling all post activities until the middle of May.  This includes monthly meetings, bingo, the Armed Forces Day open house and any hall rentals that were scheduled.  The VFW’s mission is to take care of all veterans.  Any veterans in need of any assistance during this time should call the VFW at 512-847-6441.  This may be just a trip to the store for groceries or a ride to the doctor.  The VFW is here to assist any veteran who is in need of a little help.

The Wimberley Village Library is closed but is offering curbside pickup of check-out materials Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.  Patrons may reserve materials online or by telephone. Materials will be ready for curbside pickup the following business day.  The library has extended due dates for materials that are out. Those materials now will be due on June 1.

Cypress Creek Animal Hospital is open regular hours, and they offer curbside service for clients picking up medications or pet foods.  Call the clinic before your visit to request medication refills or pet food. Currently, there is no evidence that pets or livestock can contact or carry COVID-19.  CCAH recommends that you have a two-week supply of your pet’s food and medications on hand. Make sure you continue monthly heartworm and flea preventatives.

Austin Community College, the University of Texas and Texas State University have extended spring break until March 29.  After that, all spring semester classes will be conducted online.  UT and Texas State have ordered all students living in university-owned facilities to move out immediately.  Texas State has postponed spring commencement ceremonies until August when they will coincide with summer commencement.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas offices are closed to the public, and their biggest annual fundraising event has been postponed.  

The Wimberley Wagon, a transportation service for local bars and restaurants has suspended service.

State Representative Erin Zwiener (Zwee-ner) has canceled monthly roving district office hours in Wimberley, Johnson City, Blanco and Dripping Springs.  Her district office in Kyle is closed for in-person transactions and meetings.

The Wimberley Institute of Cultures 30th Annual Pie Social scheduled for April 18 is postponed.

The Wimberley Community Chorus is postponing its 40th anniversary concert and all practices and concerts indefinitely.

Wimberley Arts Fest scheduled for April 25 and 26 is postponed.

The Wimberley Players have postponed all productions, rehearsals and performances indefinitely.

Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices are closed to the public.  Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services.  Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting www.va.gov.  Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information by telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

Alexis Pointe Senior Living of Wimberley has stopped all non-medical visits to its residents.

Deer Creek of Wimberley is closed to visitors and residents may not leave the premises on pass

San Marcos Outlet Malls are closed until further notice.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) offices are closed to member and public interactions.  Telephone and online communications are still available.

Blue Hole Regional Park: All events and activities scheduled for Blue Hole Regional Park are canceled until May 8.

Market Day is canceled for April and May.

The Village Store, a Community Thrift Shop, 450 River Road, is closed.

The Wimberley Community Center and its Senior Lounge are closed.

Woodcreek City Hall is closed and all city meetings canceled.

All Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce special events are canceled.

Wimberley Community Civic Club (WCCC) all meetings and events canceled.

Wimberley Rotary Club Tuesday meetings canceled.

Crisis Bread Basket distribution times Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are unchanged.  Clients will be served on a carry-out basis and will not be permitted inside the facility.  The CBB thanks all of the local gardeners who are keeping the food bank supplied with fresh produce.

Quicksand @ Woodcreek Golf Course will remain open, but they have adopted changes in golfing procedures to protect the health and safety of their players and staff.  A list of the new procedures is available online and at the clubhouse.  

St. Mary’s Fish Fry Friday nights during Lent 5 to 7:30, carry out only, Cash is preferred to expedite the process.

NOTE: We list and announce cancelation information for the churches that have reached out to us or with whom we have contact.  Most churches are probably adopting similar cancelation policies. If you are aware of them, please let us know at 512-722-3266 or info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, has canceled all public masses until Wednesday of Holy Week (April 8).  Online or social media streamed masses are available.

Wimberley United Methodist Church facilities are closed and there will be no in-person worship services.  Some services will be available online or on social media.

Chapel in the Hills has canceled all in-person worship services until May 14.

Updated, 5:49 a.m., March 23

Community Response to Coronavirus 19 Threat

The City of Wimberley website has useful information for local residents.  It is updated regularly, and is easy to understand with the information displayed right in front of you.  www.cityofwimberley.com/covid-19

Don’t forget the gas pump handle.  We are reminded that most people who fastidiously wash their hands and take other precautions against the spread of COVID-19 completely disregard the handle of the gas pump.  You should wear gloves or have a paper towel touch the pump handle—and the keypad on which you enter your information—and throw the paper towel and gloves out before you get back in your car.  Here’s a hint: keep some plastic shopping bags in your car to use if you don’t have gloves.

Wimberley banks vary in their operations.  As of Friday, March 21, lobbies and drive-in banking are available at Sonora Bank and Wells Fargo.  Ozona, Broadway and Texas Regional banks are conducting drive-in banking only.

Wimberley Water Supply Corporation’s office is open for email or telephone transactions only.  No in-person business.

Warning: Paper napkins are not a substitute for toilet paper.  We’ve noticed that neither of Wimberley’s two grocery stores has any paper napkins on their shelves.  We suspect that people are using napkins as a toilet paper substitute. Don’t do this. Paper napkins will not dissolve in water, and they will clog up your septic system.  That can be expensive. It’s probably not too good for your system if you’re hooked up to a central wastewater system either.

WISD announces plans for home instruction during the extended spring break period.  The Wimberley Independent School District has announced that instruction during the extended spring break period March 23 through April 3.  Instruction will be online accompanied by instruction packets provided to students Monday by email or may be picked up at schools. Parents are asked to assist.  More information is available on the WISD website. At this time, the closure of WISD campuses has NOT been extended beyond April 3. Any news regarding closures will come directly from the district and not from unofficial social media.

Hand sanitizer concentrate available at Middleton Brewing.  Carl Rabenaldt of Middleton Brewing has a surplus of sanitizer concentrate that is used in the brewing process.  He is giving away small vials that can produce 4-1/2 gallons of sanitizer that can be used in your home or work. It works just like what you cannot find or buy on the shelves of grocery stores right now.  There is no charge. Just stop by Middleton Brewing and pick it up. Middleton’s might looked closed, but it’s not, so feel free to go in.

Hays County Tax Offices are closed for lobby walk-in services.  Employees are onsite answering mail and phones.  All online services, mail and drop-boxes can still be used to conduct business with the Tax Office.  The phone number is 512-393-5545.

HEB is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.  A note from an HEB employee:  For those placing HEB Curbside orders keep in mind that the store may not have the specific brand for a product and if you select “No Substitutions” on your order, even if they have a similar or like product, you will get not get that item.  The store has had to delete items from customers’ requests, even though it had similar products, but a different brand. It might be awhile before your brand is back on the shelf so in the meantime, do not check the “No Substitutions” button and trust HEB employees to try and get you a similar product. 

Brookshire Brothers is keeping its regular hours 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for now.

EMS instructions for those with flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  Wimberley EMS has the following for those requesting emergency services: When you call 9-1-1 let the dispatcher know if you have flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  This information will help our first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you see first responders in gowns and masks, it DOES NOT mean that the patient has COVID-19.  We are simply protecting ourselves and our community.

Daycare facilities closed.  The most recent emergency declarations by both Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra order daycare facilities closed until April 3.  We recommend that you contact your daycare center concerning their plans.

Some local dentists have restricted their services to emergency procedures only.  We recommend that if you are scheduled for a routine appointment that you call your dentist ahead of time for instructions on how to proceed.

Breakfast/Lunch for free or reduced-qualifying students:  WISD students who qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals may receive breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3 while Wimberley ISD schools are closed for extended spring break.  These meals will be served curbside at Jacobs Well Elementary School at the rear car-ride lane behind the campus. Please have your student(s) in the vehicle when you pick up the meals along with their student IDs.

We recommend that before visiting any retail store or other business or government or private agency that you call ahead to find out whether they’re open for in-person business and what their restrictions are.

VFW cancels all activities: Wimberley VFW Post 6441 is canceling all post activities until the middle of May.  This includes monthly meetings, bingo, the Armed Forces Day open house and any hall rentals that were scheduled.  The VFW’s mission is to take care of all veterans.  Any veterans in need of any assistance during this time should call the VFW at 512-847-6441.  This may be just a trip to the store for groceries or a ride to the doctor.  The VFW is here to assist any veteran who is in need of a little help.

The Wimberley Village Library is closed but is offering curbside pickup of check-out materials Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.  Patrons may reserve materials online or by telephone. Materials will be ready for curbside pickup the following business day.  The library has extended due dates for materials that are out. Those materials now will be due on June 1.

Cypress Creek Animal Hospital is open regular hours, and they offer curbside service for clients picking up medications or pet foods.  Call the clinic before your visit to request medication refills or pet food. Currently, there is no evidence that pets or livestock can contact or carry COVID-19.  CCAH recommends that you have a two-week supply of your pet’s food and medications on hand. Make sure you continue monthly heartworm and flea preventatives.

Austin Community College, the University of Texas and Texas State university have extended spring break until March 29.  After that, all spring semester classes will be conducted online.  UT and Texas State have ordered all students living in university-owned facilities to move out immediately.  Texas State has postponed spring commencement ceremonies until August when they will coincide with summer commencement.

Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices are closed to the public.  Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services.  Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting www.va.gov.  Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information by telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

Alexis Pointe Senior Living of Wimberley has stopped all non-medical visits to its residents.

Deer Creek of Wimberley is closed to visitors and residents may not leave the premises on pass

San Marcos Outlet Malls are closed until further notice.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) offices are closed to member and public interactions.  Telephone and online communications are still available.

NOTE: We list and announce cancelation information for the churches that have reached out to us or with whom we have contact.  Most churches are probably adopting similar cancelation policies. If you are aware of them, please let us know at 512-722-3266 or info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

The bishop of the Diocese of Austin, which includes St. Mary’s in Wimberley, has issued a decree canceling all public masses within the Catholic churches of the diocese until Wednesday of Holy Week (April 8).  Online or social media streamed masses are available.

Wimberley United Methodist Church facilities are closed and there will be no in-person worship services.  Some services will be available online or on social media.

Chapel in the Hills has canceled all in-person worship services until May 14.

Blue Hole Regional Park: All events and activities scheduled for Blue Hole Regional Park are canceled until May 8.

Market Day is canceled for April and May.

The Village Store, a Community Thrift Shop, 450 River Road, is closed.

The Wimberley Community Center and its Senior Lounge are closed.

Woodcreek City Hall is closed and all city meetings canceled.

All Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce special events are canceled.

Wimberley Community Civic Club (WCCC) all meetings and events canceled.

Wimberley Rotary Club Tuesday meetings canceled.

Crisis Bread Basket distribution times Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are unchanged.  Clients will be served on a carry-out basis and will not be permitted inside the facility.  The CBB thanks all of the local gardeners who are keeping the food bank supplied with fresh produce.

Quicksand @ Woodcreek Golf Course will remain open, but they have adopted changes in golfing procedures to protect the health and safety of their players and staff.  A list of the new procedures is available online and at the clubhouse.  

St. Mary’s Fish Fry Friday nights during Lent 5 to 7:30, carry out only, Cash is preferred to expedite the process.

Updated, 5:31 a.m., March 20

Community Response to Coronavirus 19 Threat

EMS instructions for those with flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  Wimberley EMS has the following for those requesting emergency services: When you call 9-1-1 let the dispatcher know if you have flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  This information will help our first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you see first responders in gowns and/or masks, it DOES NOT mean that the patient has COVID-19.  We are simply protecting ourselves and our community.

Daycare facilities closed.  The most recent emergency declarations by both Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra order daycare facilities closed until April 3.  We recommend that you contact your daycare center concerning their plans.

Some local dentists have restricted their services to medical procedures only.  We recommend that if you are scheduled for a routine appointment that you call your dentist ahead of time for instructions on how to proceed.

As a result of Thursday’s order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, all restaurants and bars are limited to takeout orders and home delivery.  Please call your favorite restaurant before visiting to determine which services are available.


Breakfast/Lunch for free or reduced-qualifying students:  WISD students who qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals may receive breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3 while Wimberley ISD schools are closed for extended spring break.  These meals will be served curbside at Jacobs Well Elementary School at the rear car-ride lane behind the campus. Please have your student(s) in the vehicle when you pick up the meals along with their student IDs.


Updated, 2pm March 19th

Wimberley EMS has the following for those requesting emergency services: When you call 9-1-1 let the dispatcher know if you have flu or respiratory-like symptoms.  This information will help our first responders take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.  If you see first responders in gowns and/or masks, it DOES NOT mean that the patient has COVID-19.  We are simply protecting ourselves and our community.

Wimberley VFW Post 6441 is canceling all post activities until the middle of May.  This includes monthly meetings, bingo, the Armed Forces Day open house and any hall rentals that were scheduled.  Our goal in the VFW is to take care of all veterans.  Any veterans in need of any assistance during this time should call the VFW at 512-847-6441.  This may be just a trip to the store for groceries or a ride to the doctor.  We are here to assist an veteran who is in need of a little help.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra today released on Facebook a list of cities that have had positive coronavirus cases in Hays County.

  • San Marcos area 1
  • Kyle/Buda area   2
  • Wimberley area   0
  • Dripping Springs area  2

Driver’s license expiration dates waived for now.  Expiring Texas driver’s licenses will remain valid as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The governor’s order also applies to state-issued identification cards and commercial driver’s licenses. This policy will remain in effect until 60 days after the Department of Public Safety notifies the public that normal operations have resumed.


Updated, 5 a.m., March 19

Community Response to Coronavirus 19 Threat

We recommend that before visiting a restaurant, retail store or other business or government or private business that you call ahead to find out whether they’re open for in-person business and what their restrictions are.

CANCELATIONS AND CLOSINGS

Wimberley United Methodist Church facilities are closed and there will be no in-person worship services.  

Chapel in the Hills has canceled all in-person worship services until May 14.

NOTE: We list and announce cancelation information for the churches that have reached out to us or with whom we have contact.  Most churches are probably adopting similar cancelation policies. If you are aware of them, please let us know at 512-722-3266 or info@wimberleyvalleyradio.org

Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices are closed to the public.  Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services.  Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting www.va.gov.  Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information by telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

San Marcos Outlet Malls are closed until further notice.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) offices are closed to member and public interactions.  Telephone and online communication is still available.

The bishop of the Diocese of Austin, which includes St. Mary’s in Wimberley, has issued a decree canceling all public masses within the Catholic churches of the diocese until Wednesday of Holy Week (April 8) unless revoked or extended by subsequent decree.

The Wimberley Village Library is closed but is offering curbside pickup of check-out materials Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.  Patrons may reserve materials online or by telephone. Materials will be ready for curbside pickup the following business day.

Blue Hole Regional Park: All events and activities scheduled for Blue Hole Regional Park are canceled until May 8.

Market Day is canceled for April and May.

The Village Store, a Community Thrift Shop, 450 River Road, is closed.

Deer Creek of Wimberley is closed to visitors and resident may not leave the premises on pass

The Wimberley Community Center and its Senior Lounge are closed.

Woodcreek City Hall is closed and all city meetings canceled.

All Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce special events are canceled.

VFW Friday night bingo cancelled until mid-May.

Wimberley Community Civic Club (WCCC) all meetings and events canceled.

Wimberley Rotary Club Tuesday meetings canceled for March 17 and 24.

MODIFIED OPERATIONS AND SCHEDULES

Crisis Bread Basket distribution times Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are unchanged.  Clients will be served on a carry-out basis and will not be permitted inside the facility.  The CBB thanks all of the local gardeners who are keeping the food bank supplied with fresh produce.

Quicksand @ Woodcreek Golf Course will remain open, but they have adopted changes in golfing procedures to protect the health and safety of their players and staff.  A list of the new procedures is available online and at the clubhouse.  

St. Mary’s Fish Fry Friday nights during Lent 5 to 7:30, carry out only, Cash is preferred to expedite the process.

Wimberley ISD, the Katherine Anne Porter School and Wimberley Montessori School on spring break until April 6.

HEB is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Brookshire Brothers is keeping its regular hours 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for now.

Austin Community College has extended spring break until March 29.

University of Texas spring break extended until March 29.  Starting March 30, all spring semester classes will be conducted online.  Emergency housing will be available for students on a case-by-case basis. All residents who are currently on campus should move out immediately. Texas State University is extending spring break until March 29.


Updated, 5:30 a.m., March 17

Community Response to Coronavirus 19 Threat

CANCELATIONS AND CLOSINGS:

Woodcreek City Hall is closed and all city meetings canceled.

All Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce special events are canceled.

VFW Friday night bingo canceled for March 20 and 27.

Wimberley Community Civic Club meeting April 3 canceled.

WCCC Wine Walk scheduled for April 2 is canceled.

WCCC Crawfish Boil March 28 is canceled.

WCCC Style Show April 17 is canceled.

Wimberley Rotary Club Tuesday meetings canceled for March 17 and 24.

Deer Creek of Wimberley is closed to visitors and resident may not leave the premises on pass

All meetings and activities at the Wimberley Village Library are canceled.

The Wimberley Community Senior and its Senior Lounge are closed until May 9.

All UIL competitions through March 29 are canceled.

Girl Scout Troop 525’s fundraiser at the Plant in Kyle for March 22 is canceled.

MODIFIED OPERATIONS AND SCHEDULES:

Wimberley ISD and Wimberley Montessori School on spring break until April 3.

HEB is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Wimberley United Methodist Church facilities are closed for all except Sunday morning worship and Sunday school through April 15.

Library reduced schedule 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for materials circulation only. Volunteers will remain at home, and patrons are asked to limit their visits to 20 minutes.

Austin Community College has extended spring break until March 29.

University of Texas spring break extended until March 27. After that, many classes will be by remote instruction.

Texas State University is extending spring break until March 27.

UNCHANGED:

Crisis Bread Basket Distribution times Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are unchanged.

Brookshire Brothers no change in operating hours as of 6 p.m. Saturday.

St. Mary’s Fish Fry As scheduled Friday nights during Lent 5:30 to 7:30.  

First Baptist Church Wimberley no change.

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