Gonzales County received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) that the one confirmed case in Nixon has recovered and is no longer required to self-quarantine. As of Thursday, April 4, Gonzales County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Even with no confirmed cases, officials have asked to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the virus.
Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.
The public can find up-to-date coronavirus information at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus. If you have questions about COVID-19, call 2-1-1.