A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at the J.B. Wells Expo on Friday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gonzales County COVID-19 vaccine waitlist will be used to fill the appointments, according to Gonzales Healthcare Systems Marketing Director Holly Danz. This will be the Johnson & Johnson one-shot Janssen vaccine, which does not require a second injection like the Moderna vaccine the county has previously received.
To sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine waitlist, call 830-672-8491 or email CVM@gonzaleshealthcare.com your full name, date of birth, phone number, and email address if available.
The population of county residents who have received a COVID-19 vaccine has risen to 3,304, with 1,639 people fully vaccinated according to Department of State Health Services data retrieved March 10.
DSHS data shows that Gonzales County COVID-19 statistics for Tuesday, March 9 were:
• 18 active cases
• 2,558 recovered
• 53 deaths
• 2,629 total cases
Hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area P, which includes Gonzales County have fallen by just under 3% over the course of the last week. Lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 made up 5.82% of total hospital capacity as of Monday, March 8.
Executive Order GA-34, which went into effect on Wednesday, March 10, lifts the statewide mask mandate and allows all businesses to reopen at 100%. However, some businesses and schools are choosing to maintain their mask requirements:
• Gonzales Healthcare Systems
• Nixon-Smiley Consolidated School District until at least April 12, when the Board of Trustees will evaluate guidance from the CDC to determine what actions to take.
• Gonzales Independent School District, through end of the school year.
• Waelder Independent School District, through end of the school year.
As of Wednesday, March 3 there were four active cases of COVID-19 reported in Gonzales Independent School District, one in Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District, and none in Waelder Independent School District.