Haskell County does not have any known positive cases, but the window is getting smaller and smaller as counties around Haskell report more cases.
Haskell County currently does
have a mandatory shelter in place, and would like to keep it that way. The only way to do that is for
everyone to follow the guidelines.
It is imperative to understand that no one is above this order, and it is not up to individuals to make their own rules.
"We must do a better job at staying home and following the rules already set in place by the Governor," said Kenny Thompson, Haskell County Judge.
The Governor of Texas has a
mandatory executive order
already in place that is punishable by law if you do not follow it. I
t reads as follows:
- Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
- Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
- Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close. Read the full order here.
It is recommended to shop local as much as you can. If you have to go to outlying area stores such as Walmart, please consider doing curb side pickup and/or only sending one family member inside for groceries. Please use all necessary precautions when shopping and only go out when it is necessary.
If you think you may have been exposed, or have been to an area with reported cases, or have had visitors from such places, please voluntarily quarantine yourself. This could save a life!
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