The novel coronavirus outbreak began at the end of 2019 in Wuhan China. The epidemic in China quickly spiraled into a full fledged pandemic by March 2020. Lockhart Texas and the broader Caldwell County area has been affected to a lesser extent, compared to places such as the state of New York, however the impacts are still felt in small town USA.
As of April 5, 2020, Caldwell County has three officially confirmed cases of COVID-19, per Johns Hopkins University map of the pandemic. A “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order was put into effect March 31 by County Judge Hoppy Haden. The locals and businesses of Lockhart Texas try and adhere to health guidelines while maintaining a normal lifestyle.
Photo of playground by Vera S. All other photos by Roman Ysaguirre
By Giovante Amaya I got to speak with Dr. Zeda Amaya on what its like working in the medical field during a crisis like this as well as what its like working in a county with several confirmed cases of Covid-19. To date, Matagorda County has 39 confirmed cases with 2 deaths as a result […]
By: Anne Cox Stacey Barcel is one of the owners of a local toy store called Got Toys. With a mandatory “stay home, work safe” order placed on the city of New Braunfels, Stacey’s store is considered a non-essential business. She’s lost her main source of income, and though she’s gotten creative with making sales, […]
VANNELLA, MAIRI – There is, quite literally, hardly a person in the world whose personal life or career hasn’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. School buildings are closed for extended periods, everyone who isn’t an essential worker is working from home, and shoppers have lost their collective minds over toilet paper (even though the […]