Coronavirus: Odessa Orders Limited Shelter-In-PlacePress Release
ODESSA, TX – The City of Odessa has issued a limited shelter-in-place order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There are currently five cases confirmed in Ector County. According to the order, it will go into effect on Monday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m.
The following businesses must close nail salons, hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, piercing business, tanning salons, hair removal, gyms, massage businesses, and game rooms.
The following businesses may stay open during the shelter-in-place: restaurants (carry out and delivery only), grocery stores, meat markets, health care facilities, all energy industry-related businesses, all essential city operations, transportation, non-profits, gas stations, banks, laundry, car dealerships, car repair shops, and hotels /motels.
The city clarified that those who leave their homes will not be required to have a letter from their employers and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Childcare facilities can stay open, but there may not be more than 10 kids in a classroom at any one time.
Funeral services and weddings can continue but cannot feature more than 10 guests. Real Estate businesses are asked to conduct their affairs through virtual meetings.
As of this time no time limit has been placed on the limited shelter-in-place.
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