Brazoria County Judge announced Wednesday that, amid the coronavirus pandemic, he will be issuing a stay-at-home order in Brazoria County. This comes one day after Harris and Galveston counties issued similar orders to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The order is effective Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. and ends April 3 at 11:59 p.m.
You may still go to the grocery store, pharmacy, walking, biking and jogging as long as not in a group., support restaurants with curbside delivery and visit elderly friends that you may be helping,
- Health operations such as hospitals, healthcare clinics, dental clinics, pharmacies, mental health providers, and any ancillary healthcare service.
- Home-based and residential-based care for seniors, adults, or children.
- Veterinary care and health and welfare services provided to animals.
- Food service providers such as grocery stores, warehouse stores, “big-box” stores, and convenience stores.
- Food cultivation operations such as farming, fishing, and livestock.
- Restaurants and other businesses that prepare food for delivery, take-out, and/or drive-through.
- Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods, or services directly to residences.
- Micro-breweries, micro-distilleries, and wineries that provide delivery, carry-out, and/or drive-through.
- Schools or other entities that provide free goods or services for pick-up, take-away, and/or delivery.
- Laundromats, dry cleaners, and other laundry service providers.
- Gas stations.
- Auto supply stores; auto dealerships; and auto, R.V., and bicycle repair businesses.
- Hardware stores and related businesses.
- Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home.
- Businesses and organizations that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities to economically disadvantaged or needy individuals.
- Trash and recycling collection, processing, and disposal.
- Mail and shipping services.
- Building cleaning, maintenance, and security.
- Lawn care services.
- Warehouse operations for distribution and fulfillment services.
- Funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemeteries.
- Professional services necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities, such as legal services, accounting services, title companies, surveyors, and appraisers.
- Real estate services related to current real estate transactions.
- Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services.
- Commercial and residential construction, including residential repairs.
- Financial institutions.
- Industrial plants.
- Critical labor union functions.
- Businesses operating or maintaining in a “critical infrastructure sector,” including the following (for more information, see CISA “Guidance on the Essential Infrastructure Workforce”):Healthcareandpublichealth;
Law-enforcement, public safety, and first responders;
Food and agriculture;
The energy industry, including electricity, petroleum, and natural and propane gas; Water and wastewater;
Transportation and logistics;
Certain community-based government operations.
- Businesses that supply support and necessary supplies to essential businesses under the Stay Safe at Home Order.
- Businesses that provide services necessary to the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and essential businesses under the Stay Safe at Home Order.
- Storage services for essential businesses under the Stay Safe at Home Order.
- Childcare facilities providing services to employees working for essential businesses under the Stay
- Nail salons
- Hair salons
- Massage Parlors
- Tanning salons
- estheticians and personal care businesses
- commercial amusement and entertainment establishments
- gyms, fitness classes
- tattoos parlors
- Event centers, ballrooms, hotel meeting centers
- outdoor classes and markets
***If you feel sick: Brazoria County has opened a call center at 979-864-2166 and the center will be open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. -6 p.m., and on Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.