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Texas Governor announces extension of school closures

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended his order to keep schools closed until May 4, 2020. This order will remain in place until the immediate threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

In an earlier Executive Order, the governor issued for non-essential workers and staff to follow the federal guidelines for social distancing. In another order, this past Sunday, he ordered that persons travelling from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California and Washington would be required to Self-Quarantine for no less than 14 days or the length of their trip in the state.

There is no current order to shelter in place for the state however, the Governor has left that up the discretion of each municipality.

Locally, City and County officials are taking every measure possible to assure the residents safety.

The Maverick County Commissioners Court and Eagle Pass City Council are in the process of adopting a new amended Declaration of Disaster which will restrict travel in Maverick County and authorize Local Health Authority to take action and other necessary actions to provide for the public health and safety of the residents of Maverick County.

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