Coryell County extends state of local disaster to July 27

Coryell County Courthouse
Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 15:05:34-04

CORYELL COUNTY — The Commissioners Court of Coryell County extended its declaration of local disaster to 11:59 pm on July 27, 2020.

The commissioner’s court also announced all previous orders relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, except the order authorizing postmortem testing for COVID-19, the order limiting access to the Coryell County Courthouse, and Court Order 2020-07 shall remain in effect.

The public is still encouraged to minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

People over the age of 65 are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.

All citizens residing in, visiting, or traveling through Coryell County should comply with the guidelines for personal and public health standards as defined by the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

These guidelines stress three core elements - wear a face-covering in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently.

Every business, service provider, and organization operating in Coryell County has the right to refuse service to any customer or patron who they feel is not in compliance with the minimum standard health protocols recommended by the DSHS or CDC.

Businesses, service providers, and organizations may require customers to follow additional hygiene measures or protocols.

Religious services, as defined by Executive Orders, conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship are not subject to the conditions and limitations set forth for other Covered Services.

Religious services should be conducted in a manner that addresses the needs of individual congregations while minimizing the risk of spreading the virus.

Additional precautions should be taken to protect the health of persons over the age of 65 or anyone with an underlying health condition.

Citizens are encouraged to participate and engage in outdoor/recreational activities so long as necessary precautions are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.