Re-Openings Being Scaled Back in the City of Levelland and Hockley County

The City of Levelland and Hockley County are part of the 22 county Trauma Service Area (TSA) B as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). At this time TSA B has hit seven consecutive days where the percentage of COVID-19 patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds has exceeded 15 percent.

In Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, after seven consecutive days of exceeding the 15 percent threshold, certain re-openings will be scaled back. As a result, effective October 26, 2020, all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and all libraries are required to return a maximum 50 percent occupancy level.

In addition, all licensed hospitals in the TSA B are required to discontinue elective surgeries as set forth in Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-31.

Once the TSA B has had seven consecutive days in which the number of hospitalized patients as a percentage of hospital capacity is 15 percent or less these additional restrictions will be lifted.

Bars may be required to close per GA-32. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is expected to provide further instruction to the city and county.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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