SAN ANGELO, TX – Tom Green County judge Steve Floyd Friday issued an executive order declaring a state of disaster effective at midnight Friday night in response to concerns of the Coronavirus.
The order is effective for seven days unless it is authorized by the Commissioners Court.
The order effectively brings the county inline with the Governor's executive order and the action by the San Angelo city council. No more than 10 people can gather in one room and, "for clarity this includes but is not limited to weddings, religious services, parties, funerals, sporting events, conference and other gatherings."
The disaster declaration requires "social distancing, provision of hand sanitizer, and increased cleaning of surfaces are required."
"This declaration prohibits all restaurant and bar activities with the exception of carry-out or delivery services."
The disaster declaration applies countywide including the city of San Angelo and the communities of Grape Creek, Water Valley, Carlsbad, Wall and Christoval.
"This declaration authorizes the county to take any actions necessary to promote health and suppress the virus, including the quarantine of persons and occupied structures, regulating ingress and egress from the county..."
The Tom Green County Disaster Declaration goes into effect at midnight Friday night, March 20, 2020 and if authorized by the Commissioners Court will be in effect until rescinded by the county judge.