Levelland City Council met tonight and as an emergency item the council enacted a resolution which is similar to a shelter in place to reduce traffic and it also closes non-essential businesses including businesses providing direct person to person services such as hair salons, barber shops, hair stylists, nail salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, and hair removal waxing businesses. It also includes the closure of commercial amusement and entertainment venues as well as enclosed shopping malls and all group meeting spaces. The order approved by Levelland is different from the one in Lubbock as their is a clause in our order which allows small retail businesses that would not fit the definition of essential business could continue to operate as long as they keep crowds in the store to 10 people or less including employees and all CDC guidelines are followed including proving that extra sanitation steps are taken to sanitize common areas including counter tops, door knobs, faucets and etc. Employees and customers must maintain enhanced hygiene measures.
It is important to point out the order will NOT close grocery stores or restaurants and the open area of city parks will be open, however, playground equipment will be barricaded off and basketball courts will be blocked as well. The only gathering allowed in a park is as a family unit. The Country Club golf course will remain open as long as patrons walk the course or ride in a golf cart alone and ensure the CDC guideline of social distancing of at least 6 foot.
This order does allow you to leave your home for the grocery store, receive medical treatment or to go to work at an essential business. Other than that residents are being told to STAY HOME and STAY SAFE.
This order does provide a provision to allow Funeral Homes to continue operating, however, all services must be limited to 10 people or less not including the Funeral Home staff.
The council noted that with Lubbock implementing the order today it was necessary for Levelland to implement a similar order to try and “flatten the curve.”
This order does NOT have an expiration date, however the council does plan to review in approximately a week. The order goes into effect at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 31st and is in effect until amended or cancelled by the Mayor or City Council.
Click the below link to view the entire order approved by the council.