Round Rock - Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | June 2020

ROUND ROCK PFLUGERVILLE HUTTO EDITION

2020 HEALTHCARE EDITION

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VOLUME 15, ISSUE 10  JUNE 4JULY 8, 2020

SPONSOREDBY • Baylor Scott & White Health HEALTH CARE EDI T ION 2020

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As businesses open, ocials monitor virus infection rates Health risks, nancial needs drive timelines

Case counts From mid-March to May 27, 279 cases of the coronavirus have been conrmed in Round Rock, 182 in Pugerville and 42 in Hutto. Here is a breakdown of the percentages of each city’s total population that have tested positive for COVID-19. The numbers used are cumulative case counts, which include individuals who have recovered, are now deceased and are still ill.

HUTTO

Population: 27,947

0.15%

0.21% ROUND ROCK Population: 133,372

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BY KELSEY THOMPSON

Huahuasco Grill in Pugerville, said he wants more assurances that the rate of coronavirus infections is falling before reopening his dine-in facilities. “We feel it’s not safe to reopen our dining room at this time,” Leon said. “We will consider opening when the infections are at a lower level.” Huahuasco Grill, which rst opened a mere two weeks before CONTINUED ON 30

Followingweeks of mandatory closures intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, restaurants, coee shops, bars, gyms and other businesses have been given the green light to open at limited capacities. Some area establishments quickly opened their doors to patrons, while others have decided to wait. Jose Leon, manager of

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PFLUGERVILLE

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Population: 65,380

45 TOLL

Percentage of the population that has tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-March

0.28%

SOURCES: AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, WILLIAMSON COUNTY AND CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT, 2019 U.S. CENSUS BUREAU ESTIMATES COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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RoundRock Expresswaiting to seewhen, whether baseball seasonwill resume

36%

OF ROUND ROCK EXPRESS 2020 HOME GAMES HAD BEEN POSTPONED.

AS OF MAY 28,

BY TAYLOR JACKSON BUCHANAN

a Triple-A aliate of the Houston Astros, have had to sit out 48 games, 25 of which would have been played at home. “It’s been tough to be in this holding pattern,” said Tim Jackson, general manager of the Round Rock Express. “Our season iswholly contingent onwhat Major League Baseball does and then allows Minor League Baseball to do.” Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation allowing outdoor CONTINUED ON 35

A season opener that pitted the Round Rock Express against the Wichita Wind Surge should have packed Round Rock’s Minor League Baseball complex with nearly 9,000 fans. But on April 9 at 7:05 p.m., Dell Diamond was eerily empty. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rst game of the 2020 season—and each one since—has been postponed. As of press time May 28, the Express,

Dell Diamond typically hosts 70 Round Rock Express home games between April and September. However, this year, the baseball season has been postponed due to health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Round Rock Express)

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