City Issues Declaration of Support of Governor's Executive Order GA-14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The City of Waxahachie has issued a declaration that supports the Executive Order GA-14 issued by Governor Abbott on March 31st.
The restrictions in this order continue until April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm, and replace the previous order issued by the City of Waxahachie on March 25, 2020.
The restrictions include remaining home unless obtaining or providing for essential services. Essential services include such activities as accessing grocery stores, gas stations, essential supplies, and participating in outdoor fitness activities so long as precautions are taken to minimize in-person contact. Additionally, this order continues to endorse avoiding sit-down dining establishments and instead utilize take out or delivery options for prepared food. Gyms, cosmetology and salons also should be avoided at this time. All employers are also encouraged to offer remote work from home opportunities for their employees when possible.
“Essentially what the City declaration accomplishes is to put our guidelines in line with those that Governor Abbott has issued for the entire state. It’s important that not only our community, but the entire state be on the same page to stop the spread of this virus,” said Mayor David Hill.
In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance as determined through guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
This order also states that houses of worship are only to hold in-person services if online resources are not available. If such services cannot be held through remote broadcast, then social distancing, sanitation and environmental cleanliness practices should be instituted.
“This is a tough time for everyone, and our City leaders recognize that. We are fortunate to live in a great community, and we must all do our part to get through it together. This means staying home, practicing social distancing and good hygiene, washing our hands and being respectful of our neighbors,” said City Manager Michael Scott.
City facilities that remain closed include the Waxahachie Civic Center, Sports Complex, Citizen’s Convenience Station and Senior Center. City Hall is also closed to the public, but key staff are on hand to serve citizens though phone and email. Contacts and information may be found on the City website at waxahachie.com, and clicking on the COVID-19 resources page.