COUNTY LEADERS REMIND LOCAL CITIZENS TO ‘WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC’

  

 

Washington County Judge John Durrenberger and Brenham Mayor Milton Tate are reminding the public to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s order requiring face coverings.

Jugde John Durrenberger

In a joint release issued Thursday, Judge Durrenberger says, “the order to wear masks in public is mandatory and can help lower Washington County’s increasing case count.  Our businesses can remain open and can begin to recover if we all do our part.”

Mayor Milton Tate

Mayor Tate added, “We are all in this together and must take the governor’s order seriously.  If we do not act to protect each other, the spread will only continue, and losses will increase.”

Exceptions to the face covering requirement are allowed for children who are younger than ten (10) years of age, for those who have a medical condition that prevents wearing of a mask, people who are eating and drinking, and for people who are exercising.

According to the latest data, Washington County has 122 ‘active’ and 181 ‘recovered’ cases of COVID-19.  There are 32 confirmed local deaths.

The complete press release:

Face Coverings Required in Washington County:
Governor Abbott’s July 2nd Executive Order requires the use of face coverings while in a business or other building open to the public, as well as in outdoor public spaces, whenever social distancing is not possible in order to protect the wellbeing of citizens statewide. Exceptions to the face covering requirement are allowed for children who are younger than ten (10) years of age, for those who have a medical condition that prevents wearing of a mask, people who are eating and drinking, and for people who are exercising. Counties with fewer than 20 Coronavirus cases are exempt from the order. Washington County has had 335 positive cases and those numbers continue to increase.
County Judge, John Durrenberger, and Brenham Mayor, Milton Tate, want to remind everyone in Washington County to follow the Governor’s order. Judge Durrenberger said, “The Governor’s order to wear masks in public is mandatory and can help lower Washington County’s increasing case count. Our businesses can remain open and can begin to recover if we all do our part.” Mayor Tate added, “We are all in this together and must take the Governor’s order to wear face coverings seriously. If we do not act to protect each other, the spread will only continue, and losses will increase.”


Washington County COVID-19 Data:
As of this Press Release, there are 122 “active” and 181 “recovered” cases in Washington County. There are 32 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. The Office of Emergency Management receives COVID-19 case data from the state’s Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Local Health Authority, Dr. William Loesch. As coronavirus testing is conducted, lab confirmed test results are sent to the DSHS, that data is then compiled by DSHS staff, and sent to the Joint Information Center through the Washington County Office of Emergency Management. Data reported by the DSHS and the Joint Information Center (JIC) may differ at times as the Local Health Authority will report local information to the JIC before DSHS data is reported. The Washington County Office of Emergency Management continually monitors our local case data to identify and correct any discrepancies. It may take several days for the DSHS website to reflect new or recovered cases which affects the number of active cases locally.
According DSHS, there have been 2,526,940 coronavirus tests in Texas as of July 8, 2020 with 104,467 active cases reported. This increase of testing data has slowed the process of reporting between DSHS and the Washington County Office of Emergency Management. The goal of each agency is to be aligned 100 percent of the time. With the increased volume of data DSHS is managing, the process of reporting may be impacted which may reflect a discrepancy in numbers reported between the two agencies. The Washington County JIC will only post verified numbers we can quantify the accuracy of no matter the source.

Link: Governor’s Executive Order GA 29 - https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-29-use-of-face-coverings-during-COVID-19-IMAGE-07-02-2020.pdf

 

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5 Comments

  1. Is that exercising indoors as well? All I see is no mask exercising while your outdoors. Can you clarify that?

    1. Some citizens know all the answers to all of the questions! If not face masks then PLEASE INFORM YOUR WAITING PUBLIC OF YOUR SOLUTION TO MITIGATE THE INFECTION AND DEATHS CAUSED BY THE INCREASING COVID-19 CRISIS IN OUR COMMUNITY. TELL US!

      1. Where were all the masks requirements at Holt park when it’s absolutely packed with people for baseball games?

    2. Do you wear a seat belt when you’re in a car? I heard that they merely help your chances for survival in a crash. Probably best not to bother.

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