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County Judge Signs Orders for Hospital Capacity and Retail During Stay Home Stay Safe

  • 21 April 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Judge Signs Orders for Hospital Capacity and Retail During Stay Home Stay Safe

On April 21, 2020, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell signed new orders to ensure consistency between the Williamson County Stay Home Stay Safe Order issued March 24, 2020, and the State of Texas Executive Orders GA 15 and GA 16.

Effective beginning at 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2020, the Stay Home Stay Safe Order is amended pertaining to “Healthcare Operations.” The amendment allows for surgeries and procedures under specific conditions, such as hospitals reserving at least 25% of their capacity for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. In addition, the facility cannot request any personal protective equipment from any public source for the duration of the COVID-19 disaster.

Effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 24, 2020, the Stay Home Stay Safe Order is amended to allow retail businesses not defined as essential businesses to operate in limited capacity. These retail establishments can operate if services can be provided through pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep. In addition, they must operate in compliance with terms required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

A copy of the new orders with specific requirements can be found on the County’s website here.

For the DSHS Guidance for Employers, Employees and Customers of Reopened Retail Services, click here.

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