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Governor Abbott Extends Social Distancing Orders Through April 30th

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Governor Greg Abbott extended the stay-at-home order today,

through May 4th. This is

after President Trump extended the national social-distancing guidelines

through April 30th, last Sunday. {{more: continue …}}In a Press Conference today, Governor Abbott updated Texas on the Coronavirus.

?Social distancing is working, now is the time to double our efforts,? Abbott explains:

?As of noon today, 42,922 of Texans have been tested for

COVID 19. Of those tested, 3266 have confirmed

positive. Now there are 122 counties in

the state of Texas that have at least 1 reported case of COVID 19? 97% of

hospital beds still remain vacant… With heavy heart, I share with you that we

have lost 41 Texans to fatality, to COVID 19.? ? Governor Gregg Abbott

By executive order GA 14, The Governor extended Texas social

distancing protocols through April 30th and closed schools through

the month of April. This gives a

uniformed date of May 4th to allow schools to reopen if they choose

and if the threat is lessened.

The executive order also extends the essential business guidelines for another 30 days. All gyms, hair salons,

massage clinics, bars (non-pickup restaurants) and social gatherings must be

closed. Restaurants (pick up or delivery), grocery stores, hardware stores, service-based

companies and any infrastructure companies are defined as essential businesses. A non-essential business may work from

home when applicable.

Outside activities are encouraged as long as social-distancing

guidelines are followed. This includes

fishing, in which the need for fishing licenses has been deferred during this time. Freedom of movement is allowed for necessary activities.

Currently, Kennedale has zero reported cases of COVID

19. It is expected that Tarrant County, the

City of Kennedale and KISD to follow suit with the Governors orders and not

add additional constraints locally.

Sources:

https://www.kxan.com/news/coronavirus/gov-abbott-provides-latest-covid-19-update-from-texas-capitol/

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/29/president-trump-extends-national-social-distancing-guidelines-through-april-30.html

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