Virus concerns impact community organizations

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Here is a list of changes being made by local organizations

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The following is a list of schools, child care centers, events and busniesses that are making changes due to growing concerns of COVID-19. To submit information, email yvonne@fredericksburgstandard.com or send a message to the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post Facebook page. This information was last updated at 11:46 a.m. Monday, March 16.

On Monday, March 16, City Manager Kent Myers said the city is limiting mass gatherings (over 50 attendees) in the city limits effective Monday. This is being done to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease called COVID-19. Examples of mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings and other types of assemblies.

Schools:

  • Fredericksburg Independent School District has announced an extension of Spring Break through March 20. The school district will continue to monitor current updates from state and local officials on how to proceed further, a school spokesman said late Saturday, March 14. All faculty and staff, except those quarantined, are asked to report to their campus by 9 a.m. Monday, March 16 to receive instruction on how to provide alternative education. FISD will meet Thursday, March 19, at 7 a.m. to consider approving an extansion of school closure.
  • Harper Independent School District has announced school closures through March 20. Harper is set to return Monday, March 23. Harper staff reported to work today. Harper ISD will begin preparations to meet the educational needs of all students. The district plans to utilize technology and print packets for education during this week of closure. Packets will be available for pick up by Wednesday, March 18, at each campus office from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Packets will be due upon reopening of school.
  • Central Texas College has extended their Spring Break through March 22, for all campuses, including Fredericksburg. All advising will be conducted over email at kristy.kothe@ctcd.edu. More information can found at ctcd.edu/health-alert.
  • Doss Consolidated Common School District will be closed through Friday, March 20. A decision for what to do going forward will be made Friday.
  • Ambleside School of Fredericksburg is closed through Friday, March 20. Another decision will be made Thursday.

Churches:

Events:

  • The Gillespie County Democratic Association has canceled the group's meeting set for Wednesday, March 18.
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days has canceled their March Trade Days Show, originally scheduled March 20-22. Organizers stated it is the first time in 18 years the event has been canceled.
  • The Gillespie County EEA Spring Scholarship Luncheon on March 26 has been canceled. 

Businesses

  • Kuhlmann Cellars is offering curbside pick-up for wine orders. 
  • H-E-B has announced a change of store hours. All stores across Texas will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Deli's, bakeries, and floral services will be reduced. Pharmacy will observe the same hours. Stores will return to regular service hours as soon as possible.
  • Twisted Sisters Bake Shop will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until further notice.
  • Fredericksburg High School tennis courts are closed to the public.