HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A Stay Home – Work Safe Order has been issued for Houston and Harris County residents to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
The order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. and will last until April 3. It applies throughout Harris County, including unincorporated areas and all cities within the county.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a tweet that people should stay home except for essential needs. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner echoed what Hidalgo said.
According to the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidelines, there are 16 sectors considered essential:
- Critical Manufacturing
- Commercial Facilities
- Defense Industrial Base
- Emergency Services
- Food & Agriculture
- Government Facilities
- Healthcare & Public Health
- Information Technology
- Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste
- Transportation Systems