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These are all the Texas cities and counties that have issued stay-at-home orders

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HOUSTONHarris County and several other cities and counties have issued stay-at-home orders. On March 31, County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the order for the county would be extended through the month of April.

Here are the other places across the state that have also issued similar orders:

Amarillo: City of Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson and Canyon Mayor Gary Hinders announced a shelter-in-place for the city. The orders went into effect on March 30 and will last for two weeks. The cities will reevaluate at the end of the two weeks. Read more.

Austin: The city issued an order for city and Travis County residents to stay at home on March 24. All non-essential businesses are required to close or have employees work from home. Essential businesses and employees are exempt from the order. Read more.

Bell County: Officials announced a shelter-in-place order late Monday afternoon. It does not apply to essential businesses, activities or travel. Read more.

Bexar County: County officials ordered a shelter-in-place Monday evening. The order applies to all Bexar County residents, excluding essential employees. The order will remain in place until at least April 9. Read more.

Brazoria County: County Judge Matt Sebesta signed a “stay at home” order for the county that goes into effect on Thursday, March 26 and will remain in effect until at least April 3. Click here to read more details about the order.

Brazos County: Officials announced a shelter-in-place order Monday. The order includes the cities of Bryan and College Station. It will remain in effect for two weeks. Read more.

Cameron County: Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. issued a shelter-in-place that went into effect March 25 and will last 14 days. Read more.

Cass County: County Judge Becky Wilbanks signed a stay-at-home order for countywide residents. The order will go into effect April 2 at 11:59 p.m. and will run through at least April 30. Read more.

Chambers County: County Judge Jimmy Sylvia, issued a “stay safe order” to take effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24. Read more.

Collin County: The county judge issued a “stay at home” order on March 24. The order was effective immediately and is expected to last at least seven days. The order reads: “All persons in Collin County are hereby ordered to stay home, except for travel related to essential activities. Entertainment activities are not considered essential activities.” Read more.

Dallas County: A “stay home stay safe” was issued Sunday by the county judge. It went into effect Monday and will continue through April 3. Essential businesses are excluded, but employees are expected to practice social distancing. Read more.

Denton County: A countywide stay-at-home order to limit the spread of COVID-19, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. March 25. The order states that people who disobey the mandate could be fined up to $1,000 or go to jail for up to 180 days. Read more.

Ellis County: County Commissioners in Ellis County approved a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order on March 25. It is in effect through April 3, unless extended. Read more.

El Paso: Officials issued a “stay home, work safe” order for the city and El Paso County. The county judge said the order is in place until further notice. Anyone who violates will be guilty of a misdemeanor and faces a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 180 days in jail. Read more.

Fort Bend County: Officials in Fort Bend County announced a stay-at-home order on March 24 in an effort to put the community’s health and safety first. The announcement comes after Galveston County and Harris County along with Houston issued similar orders. Click here for more details about the order.

Fort Worth: Officials announced a “stay at home” order on March 24. The order is expected to last until April 7. Essential business at excluded from the order. People are also allowed to go outside to parks as long as they practice social distancing. Read more.

Galveston County: Judge Mark Henry issued the “stay-at-home order" Monday evening to ensure people only go out for necessary reasons such as work, physician visits, grocery shopping or to pick up meals. The order is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on April 3. Click here to read more about the order and what it means.

Gregg County: Mayor Andy Mack and County Judge Bill Stoudt announced a mandatory shelter-in-place order for Longview and Gregg County. The order began March 26 at 11:59 p.m. and will last through Thursday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m. Read more.

Harris County/Houston: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extended the week-long “Stay Home, Work Safe” order to continue till April 30.

Harrison County: County Judge Chad Sims and City of Marshall Mayor Terri Brown are ordering residents to shelter in place. The orders went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Read more.

Hays County: Officials in Hays County issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect March 26 and will last through 4 a.m. April 10. Read more.

Hildalgo County: County Judge Richard Cortez issued a shelter-at-home order for the county on March 25. The order will remain in effect until April 10. Read more.

Hunt County: County commissioners approved a shelter-in-place order for the company on March 23. The order excluded all essential employees and is in effect until April 3. Read more.

Kaufman County: Commissioners issued a shelter in place order for 14 days. The order went into effect at midnight on March 25. Read more.

Liberty County: County Judge Jay Knight issued a “stay safe emergency measures” order that went into effect on March 24. The order lasts until 11:59 p.m. on April 3. Read more.

Lubbock: The City of Lubbock announced a stay at home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It went into effect on March 29 and will remain in effect through the end of April 3. Read more.

McLennan County: The commissioner court issued a shelter in place order March 23. The order excludes essential businesses and will remain in effect for two weeks. Read more.

Montgomery County: County officials issued a “Stay home, stop the spread” order, which will go into effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. until April 12. All residents will be ordered to stay at home except for essential activities. To see which business or activity is essential in the county, click here.

Nacogdoches County: Officials issued a stay-at-home order that went into effect on March 30. Failure to abide by the order may result in a fine up to $1,000 and/or 180-day jail sentence. The shelter in place order is expected to last until April 7, unless otherwise continued. Read more.

Nueces County: County Judge Barbara Canales issued a “stay at home” order on March 26. The order will last until April 8 to coincide with Gov. Greg Abbott’s order, Canales said. Read more.

Pearland: City officials issued a “stay safe at home” order on Wednesday, March 25 urging residents to remain home except for essential activities like doctor appointments, grocery shopping, etc. The order is in effect until April 3. Read more.

Polk County: County Judge Sydney Murphy issued a “stay at home” order on Wednesday, March 25 in an effort to keep residents safe. People are asked to remain at home with the exception of essential employees. The order will be in effect until April 3. Read more.

Robertson County: Officials issued a shelter in place order on Wednesday, March 25. The order went into effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to be in place until at least April 8. Read more.

Rockwall County: County Commissioners Court extended the county’s Declaration of Local Disaster and issued a stay at home order on March 24. The order will remain in place through at least 11:59 p.m. on April 15.

San Antonio: County officials ordered a shelter-in-place Monday evening. The order applies to all San Antonio residents, excluding essential employees. The order will remain in place until at least April 9. Read more.

San Jacinto County: County Judge Fritz Faulkner issued a “stay home/work safe” order today that remains in effect through 11:59 p.m. on April 19. Read more.

Scurry County: During a commissioner’s court meeting, Scurry County introduced a shelter-in-place order, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 27. Read more.

Smith County: County Judge Nathaniel Moran issued a two-week stay at home order to mitigate further spread of the disease. The order took effect at 11:59 p.m. March 27 and end April 10 at 11:59 p.m. unless extended or terminated by Moran. Read more.

Starr County: Judge Eloy Vera signed a “stay at home/stay safe” order that went into effect on March 25. Those who do not comply could face stiff penalties including a fine of up to $1,000 and 120 days in jail. Read more.

Tarrant County: Officials announced a “stay at home” order on March 24. The order is expected to last until April 7. Essential business at excluded from the order. People are also allowed to go outside to parks as long as they practice social distancing. Read more.

Waco: The mayor issued a shelter-in-place order Monday. Waco residents are not allowed to leave their homes except for “essential activities” or outdoor exercise. Violators will be cited for class C misdemeanors. Read more.

Wichita Falls: The council approved a shelter-in-place order that went into effect March 27. The order will remain in effect until April 8. Read more.

Willacy County: County Judge Aurelio Guerra issued a 14-day shelter-in-place order following the confirmation of the county’s first coronavirus case. The order went into effect on March 26, and anyone caught violating the order is subject to a $1,000 fine or up to 180 days in jail. Read more.

Williamson County: County Judge Bill Gravell issued a “stay at home” order on Tuesday, March 24. The order is in effect until April 13. All essential businesses and employees are exempt, and non-essential businesses could continue operating as long as employees could work from home. Read more.


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