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Hopkins County Amended Declaration Of Local Disaster For Public Health Emergency

AMENDED DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated as COVID-19, was detected in mainland China, and has since spread throughout the world; and 

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic on March 11, 2020; and 

WHEREAS, you must take extraordinary measures to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout Hopkins County; and 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE COMMISSIONERS’ COURT OF HOPKINS COUNTY, TEXAS: 

  1. That a state of disaster is declared for Hopkins County, Texas, under Section 418 of the Texas Government Code. 
  2. That the County’s Emergency Management Plan has been implemented 
  3. Under Section 418 of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of the local state of disaster for public health emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity. It shall be filed promptly with the County Clerk. 

a) As attached hereto, the court adopts all measures of the March 31, 2020, Executive Order of Governor Greg Abbott which includes, “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, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios, or cosmetology salons; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options for food and drinks is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.”

b) Also, all individuals currently living within Hopkins County are ordered to stay home and stay safe at their place of residence unless traveling for essential activities, providing essential governmental function, operating a locked business, or operating essential businesses. All individuals are to maintain a space of 6 feet or more of social distancing from all persons outside their residence except for family/household members. Definitions of essential businesses and locked businesses are attached hereto.

c) Religious and worship services of more than ten people may only be provided by video, radio, or teleconference. Religious institutions must limit numbers of individuals to ten people or less when preparing for or conducting worship services, video, or teleconference services.

d) Funeral services shall be no larger than immediate family or not more than ten persons.

  1. Pursuant to the Texas Government Code, the Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court, Office of Emergency Management and Local Health Authority strongly urges compliance with the following: 
  2. a) The court continues the adoption of all measures of the March 19, 2020, Executive Order of Governor Greg Abbott as attached hereto.
  3.   b) In addition, all individuals currently living within Hopkins County are ordered to shelter at their home
  4. c) In addition, all businesses operating within Hopkins County except essential businesses are required to cease all activities and facilities located within the county.
  5. d) Religious and worship services of more than ten people may only be provided by video, radio or Religious institutions must limit in-person staff to ten people or less when gathering. 
  6. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately and continue until April 30, 2020, unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by this court. 

ORDERED this                   day of                               ,   2020 0   

Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge

Mickey Barker, Commissioner, Pct. 1                                                        Greg Anglin, Commissioner, Pct. 2

Wade Bartley, Commissioner, Pct. 3                                                               Joe Price, Commissioner, Pct. 4

ATTEST:  Tracy Smith, County Clerk

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY JUDGE | COUNTY COURTHOUSE | 118 CHURCH STREET, SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS 75482