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Dawson County issues updated statement on COVID-19



Earlier today Governor Abbott issued a Statewide Executive Order that will go into effect this Friday, March 20, 2020 at midnight and will last at least thru Friday, April 3, 2020 at midnight.  These dates are subject to change. 

Governor Abbott’s Statewide Executive Order:

  1. Every person in Texas must avoid social gatherings that have more than 10 people.
  2. People should avoid eating and drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts or visiting gyms. There will be no dining at bars or restaurant dining rooms since they will be closed. Restaurants can still offer take-out options.
  3. People shall not visit nursing homes, retiring centers or long-term care facilities unless they're providing critical care assistance.
  4. All Texas schools must close temporarily. This does not mean that education stops. Superintendents will continue to work with the Texas Education Agency to continue online or additional educational options.

For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees are encouraged to practice good hygiene and work from home if possible. 

Dawson County will follow this Statewide Executive Order and asking that all citizens in Dawson County to comply. This Order is not a shelter in place Order. Citizens may go to the grocery stores, banks, gas stations and parks.

Dawson County is continuing to monitor COVID-19 and will keep the public notified as changes occur.

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dawson County. Therefore, Dawson County is not declaring a Public Health Disaster at this time, but we will adhere to the State’s Executive Order.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Courthouse at 806-872-7544.

Thank you,

Foy O’Brien

Dawson County Judge


Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331