The Community Law Enforcement Task Force which consists of Officials from the Eagle Pass Police Department, Maverick County Sheriff’s Department and Constable Office pct 3AB announced that as of Wednesday, April 1st, two businesses have been shut down and two individuals have been given citations for not following the restrictions set in place as part of the community wide Declaration of Disaster.
EPPD Lieutenant Amy Gonzalez reported that enforcement efforts will continue throughout the community.
Gonzalez did explain that the task force has been given the task to assure that everyone follows the restrictions. She added that people can get cited and face a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 180 days in jail.
The task force will be keeping a tab of anyone who is caught and possibly be given a warning. If they are caught breaking the law again then they will be fined and even incarcerated.
As of Wednesday morning, both the City of Eagle Pass and Maverick County set tighter restrictions for community residents due to the growing dangers of the COVID-19 virus.
As of Tuesday, March 31st both governmental entities in unison called for a Shelter in Place order which comes with multiple restrictions and enforcement for anyone who does not follow such order.
Law officials, as part of an Enforcement Task force created at the beginning of the week began to visit stores, businesses and other locations to assure that owners, employees understood the restrictions to help officials instill full enforcement efforts.
You are reminded that if you are caught not following restrictions you will be fined and could face up to 180 days of incarceration.