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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order - March 19, 2020 

Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday a statewide public health disaster
for the first time in more than 100 years due to COVID-19.
This is the first time a public health disaster has been issued in Texas since 1901.

The disaster declaration gives the state and local officials the tools and resources they need to combat coronavirus.

Abbott also issued an executive order that requires all Texas schools, bars, gyms and restaurant dining rooms
to temporarily close. This order is not a shelter in place, Abbott said.

The executive order will begin on Friday, March 20, and end on April 3.

You Can Find Out More by Clicking Here

Read the Complete Executive Order Here 


County Judge Ruben Becerra Signs 2nd Order Related to COVID-19

The 2nd Order related to COVID-19 mirrors the one signed by Governor Abbott earlier in the day with some differences.

You can read the statements and Order below.

Daycare Centers Closed by Order of Judge Ruben Becerra - March 20

You Can Read the Press Release Here

Read the 2nd Order Here


Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra Issues a
Stay at Home - Work Safe Order and Curfew for Hays County 

Hays County Press Release - Hays County Begins Stay at Home - March 26 2020

Judge Ruben Becerra Stay at Home - Work Safe Hays County Order - March 25

Some Q&A's on the Hays County Stay At Home, Work Safe Order

The Hays County General Counsel’s Office is Answering Questions - Here's Their Latest Q&A

Sheriff Cutler's Response to County Judge's Curfew Order


Changes To City Trash Pick-up Coming March 23

Beginning Monday, there will be some temporary changes to bulk waste collection for City of Dripping Springs residents.
Our City provider for waste collection, Waste Connections of Texas, has announced
they will begin temporary suspension of residential bulk and brush services
and will limit their Residential Recycle and Trash Services to collection of only contents within the carts.

Read the Complete Press Release Here

Read the Announcement from Waste Connections Here


City Cancels All Events Through May 14, 2020 

Following an order by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra and the recently released guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, 
the City Council complied with the Judge’s order and cancelled all city-sponsored events and all events at City facilities, including all events at Dripping Springs Ranch Park until May 14, 2020.

This includes the City’s Annual Founders Day Festival.

It also includes the Farmers Market for this week. Future Farmers Markets will be evaluated to see if that event can comply with guidelines.

The City will work with the Founders Day Commission to help with the cancellation of the event.
All craft and Cook-off vendors, along with sponsors, will be contacted by the Commission.

The organizers of events scheduled at Ranch Park will be contacted and where the City can accommodate, 
new dates will be determined. The city will work with each organizer on logistics and monetary obligations. 
It is the city’s intent to work with each business to help as much as possible.

Vendors of the Farmers Market will be contacted by the City’s Farmers Market manager 
and will continue to keep them updated on the status of that weekly event.

See Press Release Here


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