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Reagan County Judge Jim O'Bryan declared a 'Local State of Disaster' Thursday morning at the Reagan County Courthouse in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Lake Mayor Phil Pool said he completely supports the declaration and supporting document, and extends the full resources of the City of Big Lake to the county moving forward.

Along with the disaster declaration, which encompass the county and City of Big Lake, O'Bryan also signed an Executive Order with directives for the public.

The directives include:
- General Directives (wash hands, social distancing, etc.)
- Cancel or Suspend Community Gatherings of 10 or more people
- Use of Public Facilities - Use of facilities such as Community Building, Activity Center, Swimming Pool, Outdoor Park Pavilion, Sports Complexes is suspended.
- Restaurants are limited to providing food through drive-thru, take-out or delivery only. Dine-in seating and outdoor on-site seating are prohibited until further notice
- Specific Closures: Bars, Social Clubs, Gyms etc. are hereby closed until further notice
Any of these directives may be changed, removed or added to at any time as the situation progresses.

VIOLATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER:
A person who knowingly or intentionally violates this order, commits an offense, may be punished by a fine up to $1,000 or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days.

Both the Declaration of Local Disaster and Executive Order must be renewed every 7 days by the County Commissioners.

 

 


 

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