Still no positive cases for Gillespie County

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City may close more facilities, grocer to launch delivery service, small business resource listed

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(NOTE: This article has been edited to reflect  current numbers this afternoon.)

Hospital leaders on Monday said 100 COVID-19 tests had come back negative out of the 143 the facility had administered.  

There are still 43 hospital-administered tests pending, and Dr. Jim Partin, HCM chief medical officer, said he hopes those results would be back today or tomorrow.

Partin said if a test from another clinic is returned positive, he would be notified immediately.

Partin also said persons with mild symptoms should administer a self-check as tests are still in short supply. Persons showing mild symptoms also should voluntarily quarantine themselves for at least seven days, and have three days of no symptoms before returning into the public.

               

City may close more facilities

The City of Fredericksburg may close its newly opened basketball pavilion and skate park, after concerns that users of those facilities were not practicing social distancing guidelines over the weekend in the wake of the virus scare.

City Manager Kent Myers said Monday the council will consider shuttering those facilities for the time being to comply with the Centers for Disease Control guidelines about keeping six feet apart and meeting in groups of no more than 10.

Myers also said some residents living next to local bed and breakfast operations had called to complain about out-of-town guests still staying in town and expressed their fear that someone could transport the virus to Gillespie County.

               

H-E-B to launch delivery service

Grocer H-E-B plans to launch the Favor delivery service it purchased recently, specifically in the Fredericksburg and Kerrville markets.

An H-EB spokesman said the company hopes to launch the service by Wednesday.

There is an online application for those who would like to drive for the company, she said, and potential drivers can usually be approved within 24 hours. Drivers may apply at www.apply.favordelivery.com.

Seniors may use the service by:

• Download and order through the Favor app.

• Order through the website at www.favordelivery.com/seniors

• Call the Senior Support phone line at 1-833-397-0080 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.

 

Small business help

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a downloadable guide for small business emergency loans. Download the information here to learn more about eligibility, lender qualifications and amounts that may be borrowed.