What's open? What's closed?

  • Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center
    Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center

With the announcement of the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operation's expanded "Stay Home, Work Safe" order, the counties issued a summary of what that means for the region.

"Our communities play a vital part in helping us stem the spread of COVID-19," reads a news release. According to the provided information, essential government functions, essential businesses, restaurants, bars, micro-breweries, micro-distilleries and wineries serving carry out or delivery food, public parks (but not playground equipment), open outdoor rec areas, laundromats and religious services (by video/teleconference) will be permitted and allowed to stay open. 

Non-essential services - gyms, salons, spas, tattoo parlors, live performance theaters, flea markets, malls, to name a few - are to close their doors starting at midnight, if they haven't already done so. 

Residents should only leave their homes to perform essential activities: Tasks essential to health and safety, obtaining supplies or delivering supplies to others, engaging in socially distant outdoor activities, performing work providing essential services and caring for a family member or pet in another household.

See the details of the summary in the Stay Home, Work Safe attached document.