Photo from screen-grab at City of Kerrville
By Amanda Henderson at NEWS4SA, July 17, 2020
KERRVILLE, TX — The Kerrville Mayor is asking people to use social distancing guidelines in order to help avoid COVID-19 cases spiking locally.
In a video on the City of Kerrville’s official page Mayor Bill Blackburn said there is a lot being done to fight against COVID-19.
However, he said he has talked with Governor Greg Abbott’s office about their spike in local COVID-19 cases. Blackburn also referenced a document for the White House Coronavirus Task Force that was originally posted by the Center for Public Integrity. The document lists Kerrville as a yellow zone community, which is one that has a five to 10 percent positivity rate.
If that is the answer we have to do to protect health we’ve got to consider it but in the meantime let’s do some real basic things that prevent that kind of thing from happening,” said Blackburn.
We reached out to Mayor Blackburn who released the following statement:
We are alarmed and concerned. Every day we are encouraging people to wear masks, social distance, and observe the rest of the guidelines. But there are a lot of people in Kerr County who believe masks don’t work or that it is a violation of their freedom to wear one.