Texas Executive OrderS
GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS - EFFECTIVE 3/20/2020 TO 4/30/2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order with 4 mandates to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Texas on March 19, 2020.
Governor Abbott issued another Executive Order on March 31, 2020, that extends the Orders in place until April 30, 2020.
See the official order with the 4 initial mandates here: Texas Executive Order GA-08
See the official order for the extension and other updated information here: Texas Executive Order GA-14
The orders in this document read:
Order No. 1 In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gathering in groups of more than 10 people.
Order No. 2 In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
Order No. 3 In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
Order No. 4 In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.
This, executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire.
In accordance with the Texas Executive Order No. GA-08, the City of Portland places the 4 mandated orders in effect on March 20, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
The orders are now extended to April 30, 2020, by Texas Executive Order No. GA-14.