The Cleburne City Council voted to extend the local disaster declaration to its next City Council meeting on May 12 to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Having a disaster declaration allows city leadership to issue special regulations to protect the health and safety of Cleburne. The Council first adopted the disaster declaration on March 13.
Along with the declaration extension, Mayor Scott Cain has signed Order No. 9, which follows Gov. Greg Abbott’s orders GA-18 to safely open business and removes several local regulations that were introduced in the mayor’s previous orders.
Mayor Cain signed the order and the changes went into effect on April 29. It follows Gov. Abbott’s orders and guidelines found in Order GA-18, Open Texas Report, Texas Department of State Health Services Guidelines for Opening the State of Texas, Guidance for Houses of Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, and CDC Guidance documents.
Order No. 9 removes previous language limit one essential shopper per household. Other safety regulations for grocery and supply businesses remain including providing hand sanitizer, wiping down cards, and encouraging social distancing. It also provides regulations for a household to isolate at home if a member tests positive for COVID-19 and to follow the orders provided by city health officials.
The order also features recommendations for individuals and businesses during this pandemic.
See the order
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