City of Hutto issues disaster declaration due to coronavirus

The city of Hutto has issued a disaster declaration due to the coronavirus.

The city says it will follow the mandates of Williamson County, including that there be no public events or gatherings with more than 50 people in attendance. The city says it has canceled or postponed all events that meet these criteria.

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The March 19 City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on W. Live Oak Street, but the city says in-person attendance will be limited to 30 people inside the Council Chambers, including staff, and ten people in the lobby.

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The city says meetings will be aired live online and replayed on demand the day after.  For concerns of public health and safety, the City encourages citizens to choose the option of watching the meeting on the website. Anyone with comments related to any agenda item can send them to until 6:30 p.m. on March 19 prior to the beginning of the meeting. Comments will be shared with the City Council at the meeting.

The declaration says the state of disaster will continue for seven days unless continued or renewed by City Council. The declaration also activates the city's emergency management plan.

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