Citizens and stores of Lockhart Texas and other small towns react to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Roman Ysaguirre

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

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