Anderson County to Enforce Governor’s “Stay Home” Order from Midnight

ANDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – From Anderson County:

Anderson County will be required to enforce Governor Abbott Executive Order No. GA-014, which will take effect statewide at 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2020 and through April 30, 2020 (subject to extension based on COVID-19 status).

According to GA-014, “Every person in Texas shall, except as necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gatherings and minimize face-to-face contact with people who are not part of the same household.” The full list of “essential services” is available at:

Non-essential businesses ordered to close under Governor Abbott’s order include:

Entertainment venues and facilities:

· Movie theater

Theaters, auditoriums or performing arts centers

Bowling lanes


Concert venues


Bingo halls

Social clubs, discos, bars

Places operated by social clubs

Close Contact service providers:

· Hair salons

· Hair salons

· Nail Salons

· Spas

Hair removal / eye thread salons

Body art facilities (including piercing or tattoo shops)

Tanning salons

Massage therapy establishments and massage therapy services

Leisure facilities:

Fitness, exercise centers, gyms

Public swimming pools

Group exercise facilities (yoga, barre, spin, cross-fit, etc.)

Dance studios

Martial arts workshops

· Kart tracks


· All facilities with equipment shared by customers.

Non-essential businesses will close their physical stores. Your business can still be conducted online

Beauty stores

Clothing stores

Craft stores


Gift shops

Jewelery stores

Sewing / quilting shops

Shoe stores

Tobacco, vaping shops

Video game stores

Which businesses will be allowed to remain open as essential businesses?

(Owners should always adhere to the 6 foot social distancing guidelines between guests)

Appliance stores

Farm supply stores

Liquor / liquor stores

Automotive maintenance, repair and sales facilities

Cleaning companies

Building trades

Childcare providers

Financial services (accounting firms, banks, brokerage / pension companies, check cashing / payday loans)

Gas stations / convenience stores

Government agencies – City and county offices are always accessible by phone or email for assistance

Grocery stores

Hardware / construction stores

Health care providers

Laundry services (laundromats, dry cleaners)


· Swimming pool maintenance companies

Car rental places

Retail stores that sell groceries

· Restaurants will be allowed to continue to serve take out / delivery.

Telecommunications companies

Businesses that will be affected by these mandatory shutdowns should contact the Small Business Administration for information on support and resources available for COVID-19:

We are all responsible for working to reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

If you have been exposed to a sick traveler, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please contact your healthcare provider.

Be sure to call before going to a medical provider, to avoid any potential spread.

Residents are reminded to take the same measures as recommended to prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Everyone in East Texas should remember to:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

· Practice social distancing – Avoid close contact with sick people and stay home if you think you have symptoms.

Cover your cough or sneeze into the crease of your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched items using cleaning supplies containing bleach.

· Follow all recommendations from your local health authorities.

More information on ways all communities in East Texas can help slow disease transmission are being held at

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