23 cases of COVID-19 reported in Austin region as of Thursday

Bastrop County Cares has received communication from several local, state and national authorities over the last week in regards to the evolving situation related to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a recommendation that organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

More information on the situation from the CDC can be found here:


The World Health Organization (WHO) has also provided recommendations and implementation tools, as well as an interactive online dashboard tracking the spread of infection.

The WHO reported 164,837 cases worldwide and 6,470 deaths worldwide as of Monday morning.

That information can be found on the WHO website here:


Public health officials in the Austin metropolitan area, which includes Bastrop County, have confirmed 23 cases of the Coronavirus to date. The City of Austin and Travis County announced a ban on all events and gatherings of 250 people or more on Saturday night.

Local information from the Austin Public Health Department is available here:


Ascension Seton has a Coronavirus Hotline staffed by nurses if anyone has any questions or concerns. It is open to the public.

That hotline number is 1-833-919-1680.

Below are additional resources provided to Bastrop County Cares by the Alliance for Greater Works:

More Online Resources:

How to Protect Yourself:



For Texas specific COVID-19 information:


Printable Materials:

Share Facts About COVID-19:


Stop the spread of germs poster:


Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Poster:


Wash your hands: