04/08/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By Hector Montemayor-Perez
News Reporter

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – The city of San Marcos is establishing temporary sanitation stations for the public to aid against COVID-19.

Two sanitation stations are expected to be operational tomorrow, April 9, with one at the Southside Community Center on 518 S. Guadalupe St. and another in the lot adjacent to the dog park at 250 Charles Austin St. The stations will include one ADA-compliant portable restroom, sink stations and hand sanitizer stations. 

City Manager Bert Lumbreras said in a press release today that these efforts are necessary in the city’s fight against COVID-19.

“Providing equitable access to basic hygiene needs is a critical way to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 across all communities,” Lumbreras said. “The circumstances presented are unique and our intent with these temporary facilities is to continue to meet identified service needs. This is important to our council and it’s important for our community.”

The stations will be serviced daily by professional service technicians following CDC protocols while using personal protective equipment and medical-grade disinfectant sanitation products.

As of today there are 77 lab confirmed cases in Hays County with 13 cases pending. In Hays County there are currently  54 active cases, 16 of those being in San Marcos.

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