City of Waco, McLennan County extends shelter-in-place order to April 21

Posted at 10:33 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 10:07:03-04

WACO, TX — During a city council meeting on Tuesday, the City of Waco extended shelter in place guidelines to April 21.

In a separate meeting, McLennan County also extended its order.

They added that those that are not employed at this time should apply for unemployment benefits. Uber and Lyft drivers are also eligible for unemployment.

The mayor said that he expects a another extension of the order to happen eventually.

They also said they are requesting the governor to allow the city to do elections in July. However, at this time, the elections will be postponed to November.

During discussion, members of the council urged finding alternatives in case that we are still dealing with social distancing in the fall. The city council member said we need to find a solutions in case that happens, such as everyone submits mail-in ballots.