March 19, 2020 Statewide Executive Order Affecting Dickinson
On March 19, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott made an Executive Order that will affect numerous businesses and institutions across Texas.
The City of Dickinson is in step with Governor Greg Abbott’s order and will be asking all bars, restaurants, gyms and business affected by the order to stay in compliance. The City of Dickinson also asks for all citizens to limit their social interaction and not to gather publicly in groups of more than 10 people.
The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott:
These orders will be effective on a statewide basis starting at 11:59 PM on March 20, 2020 and will end at 11:59 PM on April 3, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.
This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services.
For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVD-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire.
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