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Social gatherings now limited to 10 individuals
By Dakota McDonald
On March 30, County Judge Lee Norman signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to Public Health Emergency for Garza county.
The Declaration was effective as of March 30 and will stay in affect for the following seven days.
This will be the first Declaration of Disaster Judge Norman has signed for the current crisis and pandemic.
This Declaration is similar to those that surrounding counties already have in place.
The Declaration will presented to the Commissioners Court on April 6 and they will determine if it will be necessary to extend the Declaration of Disaster until its expiration date of April 30.
Judge Norman said this is signed to put a stop to the social gatherings of greater than 10 people.
Although it will have no effect on commercial corporations such United Supermarkets, Dollar Tree and Dollar General, it will limit convenience stores such as Allsups and Stripes as well as other small businesses to only 10 people at one time. This is due to the major concern of public coming through Post.
The Declaration of Disaster will give the deputies and county attorney authority to implement fines and potential jail time for those that ignore the declaration.
With the increase of cases in Lubbock, Judge Norman believes that this Declaration will help to lower the chance of infecting the public in Post.
On March 31, Mayor Marvin Self signed a Mayoral Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency, seconding Judge Norman.
As of March 31, there are zero confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Garza county.