Burn Ban – is in effect as of January 25, 2022

Outdoor burning “IS NOT” ALLOWED as of 01/25/2022.  

Outdoor burning is regulated under state law. As conditions warrant, the county may adopt a burn ban.

Outdoor Burning Guidelines adopted by Burnet County.

Burn ban status may be derived by calling:
512-756-8080 (Sheriff’s Office),
512-756-5420 (Main Courthouse) or
512-756-5437 (Development Services).


Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests.  This effort is part of a federal program to provide free at-home COVID-19 tests with free shipping to every residential address and residential PO Box™ in the United States.

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com.

https://special.usps.com/testkits


Highland Haven News Update, January 10, 2022

MUNICIPAL ELECTION TIME!

If you are ready to serve your community; provide outstanding volunteer time, and; work towards continuing to improve our community, a Board of Alderman position may be for you!

Election Date is May 7, 2022.

There are 3 positions scheduled for the election: two Alderman positions and the Mayor position.

Candidate filling period is January 19th through February 18th at 5:00 pm.

Stop by City Hall to pick-up a “Candidacy Election Packet” and/or ask any questions you may have regarding the elections.

PEC TREE MAINTENANCE COMING SOON!

In the upcoming weeks, PEC crews will be working in our city

trimming trees away from the power lines and transformers.

This work is Federally mandated; and assists in keeping us safe and our power on.

Remember the ice storm last year?!

Please contact City Hall with any questions.  We will provide more scheduling

information when it is available, watch our website.

Thank you for driving cautiously and watch out for the workers and their equipment.

PLAN NOW FOR FREEZING WEATHER!

Remember the ice storm last year?

Need to plan now to winterize your home.

APPLY FOR CITY SECRETARY POSITION

Apply at City Hall or online at Indeed.com

https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=city%20secretary&l=Highland%20Haven%2C%20TX&vjk=f9fa765c111b7c2c


CDC Recommneds Booster Dose for All Adults Who Receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

This morning, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to authorize a booster dose for all adults 18 years of age and older at least 6 months after their primary series.

Late today, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation that booster doses of these vaccines be available to all adults.

Vaccine providers may immediately begin administering booster doses to all adults ages 18 years and older.

Note: The Moderna COVID-19 booster dose is half of the dose (50 mcg or 0.25 mL) that is administered for the primary series dose.

For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots continue to be recommended for those who are 18 and older and least two months after vaccination.

Regardless of which vaccine people got for their primary series, they may choose any authorized vaccine for their booster (mix-and-match).

DSHS recommends that people consult a healthcare provider if they have questions about their risks from COVID-19 and whether a booster dose would be beneficial for them.

Thank you for your continued diligence in vaccinating all eligible Texans who would like to be vaccinated.

Resources:

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Texas Department of State Health Services

This service is provided to you at no charge by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Visit us on the web at http://www.dshs.texas.gov.


Texas to receive more than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine

Texas to receive more than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine

The Texas Department of State Health Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to over 900 providers in 155 Texas counties over the next week. The CDC will deliver 1,010,700 doses of the vaccine to Texas vaccine providers and 349,200 doses will be delivered to pharmacies in the federal pharmacy program to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11. More than 400,000 doses of vaccine have already arrived with 162,000 expected to arrive today, and delivery of the full amount will continue through the next week.

“Vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11 helps to protect all Texans from COVID-19,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS commissioner. “Twenty-two Texas children between the ages of 5 and 11 have died from complications of COVID-19 and 118 have been diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. The pediatric vaccine will further help reduce the spread of disease and prevent the rare but serious complications of COVID-19 in this age group.”

The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the pediatric vaccine on Friday, and vaccine started arriving in Texas on Monday. The CDC issued its clinical guidance for providers yesterday. A list of providers receiving the pediatric vaccine is available at the Pediatric Vaccine Provider Allocation List.

The pediatric vaccine comes in a different formulation from the vaccine approved for adults, so it is important to seek out providers who have received the pediatric vaccine when getting children in this age group vaccinated. Most vaccine shipments are expected to arrive in the next week, and DSHS recommends making an appointment or checking with the provider before going to get vaccinated.

There are approximately 2.9 million children ages 5 to 11 in Texas.

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CDC Recommends Booster Doses of the Moderna and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines in Certain Populations 10-22-21

Provided for your information on behalf of the Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

 October 22, 2021

 Dear COVID-19 Vaccine Providers,

 On October 20, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made amendments to the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines that expanded the use of a booster dose in eligible populations.

On October 21, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a “mix-and-match” booster dose.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their primary series:

Note: The Moderna COVID-19 booster dose is half of the dose that is administered for the primary series dose.

For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

As has been the case throughout the COVID-19 vaccination effort, people may self-attest to having a health condition that qualifies them for a booster dose. DSHS recommends that people consult a healthcare provider if they have questions about their risks from COVID-19 and whether a booster dose would be beneficial for them.

Thank you for your continued diligence in vaccinating all eligible Texans who would like to be vaccinated.

 Resources:

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

 Texas Department of State Health Services