The City of Cibolo has taken an active stance in monitoring the COVID-19 Outbreak. We are communicating regularly with area emergency management and medical personnel to ensure best practices as an organization.We understand that the virus is similar to the flu, but because of the unknowns behind this strain we are choosing to err on the side of caution. Our priority is to protect our population and keep in mind our most vulnerable, children and the elderly. We will be reviewing events on a weekly basis going forward and have put an emergency management plan in place for our external events and a continuity of business plan together for our departments to continue service with minimal interruption. Below is an overview of the outbreak, symptoms, and prevention best practices. We will update the event or facility closures as they arise. Currently all city facilities are operating on a modified schedule. City lobbies are closed to the public and the Cibolo Family YMCA is closed until further notice.
Governor Greg Abbott signed GA-14 which mandated the closure of “Non-essential” businesses. Below you will find a spreadsheet of all registered businesses in Cibolo. These businesses have been categorized as Essential or Non-essential based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidelines and are listed in alphabetical order. The businesses that are deemed “Essential” have the section that allows them to operate noted next to their status. All businesses deemed “Non-essential” have been notified by Economic Development Staff. The City of Cibolo has enquired with every registered business to find out if they are continuing to operate or not during the National Emergency and that information is current as of the date listed at the top of the spreadsheet. Please notify the City of Cibolo if any item on this list seems incorrect so a staff member can ensure accuracy.
There is an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China in December 2019 and has now been detected in almost 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- Shortness of breath
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.