City Alert Status: Level 3 - Updated 3/30/2020
In response to concerns about the coronavirus, the City of Martindale is working closely with the Caldwell County Emergency Management Team to remain aware of cases that are within Caldwell County and the surrounding area.
In response to the continued spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), Caldwell County Judge, Hoppy Haden, has signed a “Stay Home Stay Safe” order on 3/30/2020. This order takes effect at 10:00 PM on 3/31/2020 for all of Caldwell County, which also applies to the city of Martindale. This order requires all residents to remain at home unless they are conducting essential business or essential activities. The order may be viewed here or at the county web site at “www.co.caldwell.tx.us”.
The order allows for our parks to remain open to facilitate exercise, however, playground equipment will be closed to public use until the order is lifted.
The city offices will be closed to public access until the COVID-19 disaster order has been lifted. This is an effort to protect our city employees and the public from spread of the disease.
Residents are encouraged to seek out a “buddy” who will check on and help care for them if they get sick. Additionally, those who need assistance may contact the Caldwell County non-emergency number at 512-398-6747. This number is staffed 24/7 and can dispatch assistance.
All citizens are urged to take preventative measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19. Those measures are:
- frequent washing of hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- staying home when you are sick.
- covering your mouth when you cough.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Persons who are at high risk (seniors over the age of 60, pre-school children, and persons with underlying medical conditions) are urged to minimize their exposure to public gatherings.
If you are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID‑19 or have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID‑19 in the last 14 days, you should contact your healthcare provider. Be sure to call ahead before going to your doctor’s office or emergency department to prevent any potential spread.
For more information, please visit the websites for the Centers of Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services: