COVID-19 Essential Activities

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WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL PERSONAL ACTIVITIES? Engaging in tasks or activities such as obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, obtaining supplies they need to work from home.

Obtain necessary services or supplies for household such as canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food and supply, fresh meats, fish and poultry and other household consumer products and products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences.

Engaging in outdoor activities while complying with Social Distancing Requirements*.

To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business.

To perform minimum basic operations, i.e. working from home.

To care for a family member or pet in another household.

Obtaining Healthcare Operation Services. Healthcare provider, hospital, clinic, dentist, pharmacy, home healthcare, mental health provider, veterinary care. But does not include fitness and exercise gyms or similar.

Performing Essential Infrastructure Operations means services or performance of work necessary for operations and maintenance of public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, telecommunications. All in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements.

Transportation maintenance.

Performing or Accessing Essential Governmental Functions means: first-responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel, law enforcement. School personnel, persons may leave their residence to carry out meals and instructional packets distribution. Families obtaining meals and instructional packets.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDER CONSTITUTES AN IMMINENT THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH. PENALTIES: A person that fails to comply with this Order may be assessed a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days in jail. This does not limit or curtail additional civil or criminal penalties under the Texas Health and Safety Code or the Texas Penal Code.

WHAT ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS?

• Maintaining at least a six-foot distance from other individuals. 

• Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer.

• Covering coughs or sneezes (into sleeve or elbow, not hands). 

• Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces.

• Do not shake hands.