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An updated Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency was signed by Mayor Shetter on May 19. The new declaration incorporates Governor Abbott’s newest executive order GA-23, which the Governor signed on May 18. The new declaration is effective for seven days, or until May 26, and the City Council will consider whether to renew and continue the declaration at a special meeting tentatively scheduled for early next week.
The changes in the newest declaration are highlighted in yellow. View Declaration. The newest declaration incorporates the governor’s orders GA-19 (Elective Surgery) and GA-23 (Open Texas, Phase 2) by reference. Other changes in GA-23 and the City’s declaration is that they reopen:
GA-23 and the City’s declaration mandate that people avoid visiting interactive amusement venues such as video arcades, amusement parks, and water parks.
To view the most recent checklists of the Open Texas plan, visit https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas