By Devon Bates and Ally Bolender
News Reporter and News Content Manager
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS–President Trauth and other university leaders shared updates with faculty and staff in a virtual Town Hall on November 23.
President Trauth discussed a promising outlook for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition, she encouraged students to bring learning materials home for the break as the fall semester schedule remains unchanged following Thanksgiving. She also recommended that students follow safe practices during the break.
Fall commencement and the course delivery for the spring semester will proceed as planned.
At Texas State University, there have been 1,040 total coronavirus cases since March.
As of November 24, there are currently 102 active cases, according to the Texas State University’s Coronavirus dashboard. There is currently a 2% positivity rate among tests done on University campus.
According to they Hays County COVID-19 dashboard, there are 708 active Coronavirus cases in Hays County, a 27-case decrease since Monday. There are 76 active cases in San Marcos. San Marcos recorded a 14-case decrease in active cases since November 23.
The Hays County Local Heath Department reported that there has been 82 additional recoveries from COVID-19, 55 new lab-confirmed cases, three hospitalizations, and one hospital discharge on November 24.
In Hays County, there have been 99 Coronavirus-related deaths since the first diagnosis of the virus. 40 of those fatalities occurred in San Marcos.
According to the Hays County Local Health Department, the 20-29 age range had recorded the most COVID-19 cases, with 2,406 total cases as of November 23.
San Marcos Consolidated ISD allowed students to attend at a 55% capacity in November. The district is reporting 13 active COVID-19 cases, nine among faculty and staff, four among students.
The Hays County Local Heath Department will not report new COVID-19 data until Monday, Nov. 30.
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