Hockley County Commissioners Court held an Emergency Meeting Thursday morning.
The current Disaster Declaration including the Stay at Home order will be allowed to expire at 11:59 pm, tonight, April 30th.
The Commissioners Court did approve a new Disaster Declaration to take effect at 12:00 am on Friday, May 1st. It was explained that the new disaster declaration will state that the county will be in strict compliance with the current Governor’s order. The declaration is necessary in order for Counties and Cities to receive disaster funding from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Stay at Home portion of the declaration will be allowed to expire as the Governor’s newest order does not include.
Commissioners have also made the decision to allow the opening of county owned facilities beginning on Monday, May 4th. It was stressed that each elected official does have the final decision in opening the individual offices. The county will be installing shields for staff members in the tax office, district clerk and county clerk offices.
The County Judge reminds everyone, you are limited to no more than 10 people in a common area, in accordance with the Governor’s order. All Social Distancing requirements also remain in effect.