In the war against Covid19, all residents of Walker County have been ordered to stay at home effective 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 9, 2020. This order will continue while Walker County is under a declaration of disaster, unless terminated or modified by an order. According to the Judge DANNY PIERCE, of Walker County,
- All individuals currently living in Walker County, Texas, are ordered to Stay at Home , which aligns with Governor Abbott’s Order GA-14 . In accordance with GA-14, to the extent individuals are using public or outdoor spaces, they must, as reasonably possible, at all times maintain social distancing, of at least six feet from any other person. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses , as defined by Governor Abbott and Texas Division of Emergency Management
- All businesses with a facility in Walker County, except Essential Businesses, are required to cease all activities except Minimum Basic Businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their residences (i.e., work from home). All Essential Businesses are encouraged to determine essential staff necessary to operate and send non-essential staff home. To the greatest extent feasible, Essential Businesses shall comply with Social Distancing Requirements, including but not limited to, when customers are standing in line,both inside and outside, and by minimizing the number of individuals inside a business at any given time.
All non-essential gatherings, whether public and private, of any number of people, other than those involving a single household or living unit, are prohibited.
In other news, TDCJ, has placed 5 units on lockdown which include the Ellis, Estelle, Goree, Holliday and Wynne units. These news comes at a time that 15 new employee/contractor tests and 19 positive offender tests throughout all of TDCJ’s facilities. Throughout the state, there have been 56 TDCJ employees, staff or contractors and 47 offenders in custody who have tested positive for COVID-19. One officer from Estelle unit died of Covid19; “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Texas Department of Criminal Justice are with the family,” TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier said.
As of publishing this item, Texas has tested 106,134 Covid19 cases with 199 fatalities. The coming days as per officials are the most critical and everyone must take responsibility