Concerns over in-home testing and 4 more stories Hays County readers should know

Hays County Commissioners Court members met April 14. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County Commissioners Court members met April 14. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Hays County Commissioners Court members met April 14. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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Hays County commissioners raise questions, concerns about COVID-19 in-home testing kits, serology testing

For a few weeks, Hays County Commissioners Court members have raised concerns about the COVID-19 in-home test kits the county judge announced would be available for county residents.

New program Meals 4-One and All to help local Hays County businesses, families in need

In an effort to help families in Hays County who are food insecure, and also support local restaurants suffering from the pandemic, restaurateur Steve Swindell and the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce have created Meals 4-One and All.



Texas Workforce Commission providing millions in unemployment assistance

Since March 14, more than 1.1 million Texans have applied for unemployment insurance.

The Texas Workforce Commission has paid out more than $408 million in benefits during that time, TWC spokesperson Cisco Gamez said.

Here is a list of resources for Hays County residents impacted by coronavirus

Hays County has provided a list of resources for its residents dealing with the effects of the coronavirus. If residents live within a city limit in Hays County, they are asked to check their city website for additional assistance. Texas State University students have resources available here.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport receives $58.7 million in federal aid

Facing a decline in passenger traffic of about 90% since the beginning of the nationwide coronavirus pandemic, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has received an injection of federal funds to stay afloat and keep employees in their jobs.

Evelin Garcia, Ian Pribanic, Joe Warner and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.