County Judge Becerra amends order to prohibit large gatherings


Rebecca Harrell

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra issues an executive order requiring all Hays County residents to wear face coverings when in public, Thursday, June 18, 2020, outside of the Hays County Historic Courthouse. The order will begin June 22 and end July 20.

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra amended his June 22 order, now prohibiting outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people in the unincorporated areas of Hays County, unless otherwise permitted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders. 

An unincorporated area is any area not within a city limit. Order #4 requires people to wear face masks or face coverings in public places and is in effect until July 20. 

“This Amendment to Order #4 is one additional way we can help slow the spread of the virus,” Becerra said. “Large gatherings provide an opportunity for COVID-19, which is highly contagious, to be rapidly transmitted to many others within a short timeframe.”

The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any additional information is released.

Individuals concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider or the Hays County Local Health Department at 512.393.5520. For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services or the Centers for Disease Control website.

The University Star’s COVID-19 coverage can be found here.

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