These are all the Texas cities and counties that have issued stay-at-home orders
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HOUSTON – Bexar County and San Antonio issued “Stay Home, Work Safe” emergency orders on Monday. Residents are directed to shelter at home with the exception of crucial errands and job duties.
Restaurants will remain open for delivery and takeout orders, as will grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies and other essential businesses. The order will be in effect starting 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday and will remain in effect until April 9 unless extended.
Here are the other places across the state that have also issued similar orders:
Austin: The city issued an order for city and Travis County residents to stay at home on March 24. All non-essential businesses are required to close or have employees work from home. Essential businesses and employees are exempt from the order. Read more.
Balcones Heights: The “stay home, work safe” order took effect at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday. Businesses that provide essential products and services are allowed to operate. Outdoor activity, such as walking, running or cycling, are allowed as long as people stay six feet away from each other.
Bexar County: County officials ordered a shelter-in-place Monday evening. The order applies to all Bexar County residents, excluding essential employees. The order will remain in place until at least April 9. Read more.
Collin County: The county judge issued a “stay at home” order on March 24. The order was effective immediately and is expected to last at least seven days. The order reads: “All persons in Collin County are hereby ordered to stay home, except for travel related to essential activities. Entertainment activities are not considered essential activities.” Read more.
Dallas County: A “stay home stay safe” was issued Sunday by the county judge. It went into effect Monday and will continue through April 3. Essential businesses are excluded, but employees are expected to practice social distancing. Read more.
El Paso: Officials issued a “stay home, work safe” order for the city and El Paso County. The county judge said the order is in place until further notice. Anyone who violates will be guilty of a misdemeanor and faces a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 180 days in jail. Read more.
Fort Bend County: Officials in Fort Bend County announced a stay-at-home order on March 24 in an effort to put the community’s health and safety first. The announcement comes after Galveston County and Harris County along with Houston issued similar orders. Click here for more details about the order.
Fort Worth: Officials announced a “stay at home” order on March 24. The order is expected to last until April 7. Essential business at excluded from the order. People are also allowed to go outside to parks as long as they practice social distancing. Read more.
Galveston County: Judge Mark Henry issued the “stay-at-home order" Monday evening to ensure people only go out for necessary reasons such as work, physician visits, grocery shopping or to pick up meals. The order is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on April 3. Click here to read more about the order and what it means.
Hays County: The county seat is San Marcos. Read more.
Harris County/Houston: Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a “stay home, work safe” order fro Harris County and Houston on Tuesday. It will last through April 3. Click here to read more about the order and what it means.
Nueces County: The county seat is Corpus Christi. Read more.
New Braunfels: Mayor Barron Casteel issued a “stay at home, work safe” order that goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. All non-essential businesses are ordered to close and restaurants can still offer takeout, delivery and curbside pickup. Read more.
San Antonio: County officials ordered a shelter-in-place Monday evening. The order applies to all San Antonio residents, excluding essential employees. The order will remain in place until at least April 9. Read more.
Tarrant County: Officials announced a “stay at home” order on March 24. The order is expected to last until April 7. Essential business at excluded from the order. People are also allowed to go outside to parks as long as they practice social distancing. Read more.
Waco: The mayor issued a shelter-in-place order Monday. Waco residents are not allowed to leave their homes except for “essential activities” or outdoor exercise. Violators will be cited for class C misdemeanors. Read more.
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