AUSTIN, Texas - Fayette County Judge Joe Weber has closed all hotels, motels, B&Bs and Airbnbs within the county to thru/transit personnel occupancy.
There are exceptions for occupants who reside at such a facility on a permanent/at home basis and personnel who are billeted on a temporary basis while providing essential services within Fayette County, according to a press release from the judge.
The order will take effect beginning at noon on April 7, 2020 and will remain in effect indefinitely.
"I will not let transient/thru travelers, some of whom are in violation of standing directives within their jurisdictions to stay at home, jeopardize the health and safety of our residents by exposing them to unnecessary and/or willful contact," Judge Weber said in the press release.
"I thank you all for your effort in doing what we need to do to get through this crisis together," Judge Weber continued in his press release. "Now is not the time to get comfortable or to let our guard down. Our self-discipline and complete attention to this most serious matter at hand remain essential."
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