A statewide declaration goes into effect at midnight tomorrow (March 20th, 2020) and will be re-evaluated April 3rd. The declaration calls for restaurant dining rooms to be closed to the public and those restaurants to offer drive-thru or curbside pick-up only. Also gyms will be closed for this two week period.
This is the first public health disaster issued in Texas in more than 100 years. This will give the state and local officials the tools and resources they need to combat coronavirus. The order also closes all Texas schools until April 3rd. The governor noted that, “this is not a shelter in place.” But stated that it is essential that all Americans comply with the CDC standards.
The order begins on Friday March 20th and will end on April 3rd. It will be evaluated at that time.