Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Burnet County

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By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

As of Sunday, March 29, Burnet County now has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county and officials are continuing to expect more positive tests in the next few days, County Judge James Oakley said.

“As I instructed yesterday, this virus is very much in our area. Please take every possible action to protect yourself. While we have encouraged citizens to get outside, witnessing large groups of people on individual boats is clearly unacceptable,” Oakley said. “If the rules that have been put in place are not respected, then I will be forced to enhance them and start clamping down on enforcement with fines & possible incarceration. With that, I am strongly advising adherence to the common sense principles that are included within the current order.”

A special commissioners court meeting will be held Monday, March 30, at 9 a.m. with a presentation from Burnet County Health Authority Dr. Juliette Madrigal, who will update the court on the current situation.

The court will also discuss possible modifications or clarifications to the “Stay Home and Stay Safe” order issued by Oakley on Wednesday, March 25.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the Burnet County Government Facebook page and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via comments. Call 512-756-5420 for instructions or visit burnetcountytexas.org for updates.

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