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CITY OF CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY AND THE STATE OF TEXAS ISSUE DISASTER DECLARATIONS, AND GOVERNOR ABBOTT ISSUES AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR THE STATE

The City of Caldwell is closely monitoring information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS), and decisions made by our partners at Burleson County, Caldwell ISD, and other agencies. As more information becomes available and the local impact changes, the City of Caldwell along with community leaders remain vigilant to make the appropriate decisions to safeguard the public in an abundance of caution. 

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community or the county, and we encourage members of the public not to panic. Essential city services will continue to be provided.  

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 GOVERNOR ABBOTT DECLARED A PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED BY THE STATE IS EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 UNTIL MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020. It is important that these measures are being taken by all to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this unprecedented time, the City of Caldwell urges everyone to participate in keeping our community healthy and safe by following the State of Texas Executive Order, the CDC, and Texas DSHS guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTIVE ORDER  

THIS ORDER IS FROM THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 

This public health disaster declaration gives state and local officials important tools to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott: 

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 in 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. 

This executive order is NOT a shelter in place order. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other stores will remain open. Critical infrastructure will still be operational, and domestic travel will be unrestricted, government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. 

EFFECTIVE MIDNIGHT 03/20/2020 UNTIL MIDNIGHT 04/03/2020 COULD EXTEND BEYOND SAID DATE. 

RESOURCES: 

This situation is quickly changing, and information regarding the city’s response to the coronavirus will be posted on the city’s website https://www.caldwelltx.gov/. For questions regarding city services visit the website or call 979567-3901. 

STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTIVE ORDER
CALDWELL DISASTER DECLARATION 3.19.2020