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Hays County Office of Emergency Services

Main Phone Number
(512) 393-7779

(512) 393-7300

Public Safety Building, Hays County Government Center

810 S. Stagecoach Trail, STE #1200
San Marcos, TX 78666




Current Weather Threat:
  • San Marcos, TX Weather :: 44F Fair

    44F Fair

    01/16/2021 - 7:56 PM

  • Tonight

    Increasing clouds, with a low around 37. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

    01/16/2021 - 7:36 PM

  • Sunday

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    01/16/2021 - 7:36 PM

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

    01/16/2021 - 7:36 PM

  • M.L.King Day

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    01/16/2021 - 7:36 PM

Current Public Health

As information is made available to us, Hays County is working to keep you informed. Text: alerthays to 888777 for most current updates in Hays County. 

Continue to check the following sites for additional information:

Hays County website, the CDC, and the Texas Department of State Health Services, 



FREE COVID-19 TESTING June 14, 17, 18, 19 and 20

To Register: https://www.txcovidtest.org/ or call 512-883-2400


FREE COVID-19 TESTING June 14, 17, 18, 19 and 20

To Register: https://www.txcovidtest.org/ or call 512-883-2400



GOV. Abbot has mandated the following as of Midnight on Friday.

  • All schools, restaurants, bars, and gyms will be closed as of midnight on Friday.  Restaurants can still offer To Go meals.
  • Nursing and Retirement Homes cannot allow visitor access unless it is for critical assistance
  • Texans should no longer gather in groups larger than 10
  • In effect until April 3rd and could be extended

Now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our County.  We need and appreciate everyones cooperation by limiting your interaction with others and are asking people to STAY HOME whenever possible. This will help protect our most vulnerable neighbors.   

We understand this pandemic may appear dreadful, but if you follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations you can keep yourself and the community healthy. 

  • Social Distancing - try to limit your social interactions to groups of less than 10 people and remain 6 feet apart
  • Self-Quarantine - if you or someone in your household is sick, stay at home
  • Wash Your Hands - use soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover Coughs and Sneezes - use a tissue that you throw away or the inside of your elbow
  • Clean and Disinfect - clean frequently touched surfaces on a daily basis

While every age demographic is susceptible to COVID-19, there are specific populations that are more likely to develop more severe cases: 

  • Elderly Individuals 
  • People with underlying medical conditions (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, etc.), or compromised immune systems

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to Flu symptoms. This respiratory infection can cause: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of Breath

If you think that you or someone you know may have the virus, contact your medical professional. 

If you develop the Emergency Warning Signs* for the Coronavirus, get medical attention immediately: 

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse 
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.  

For more information, visit the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services 


Texas Department of State Health Services 

Texas case counts

National case counts and scroll down for a map


State Call Line: 2-1-1 option 6 - State call line with specialist to help answer questions

HHSC for COVID Questions - call 512-393-5525

HHSC NON-COVID Questions - TB, Immunizations, records - call Hays County Local Health main number 512-393-5520


For frequently updated information refer to Hays County Health Update page