HAYS COUNTY, Texas - Hays County will soon be joining the growing list of counties in Texas that are issuing stay at home orders. Those orders will also reportedly include a curfew that will be set for residents.
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said on Twitter that he would issue the orders later today.
"The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow, with a total of 10 cases now reported this morning," Judge Becerra said in his tweet on March 25. "The order will be similar to those in Central Texas. This is a necessary step to stop the spread."
It is not clear at this time if officials will hold a press conference.
Travis County and Williamson County issued stay at home orders on March 24. The orders limit the public to only leave home for essential activity, essential business, essential government functions and critical care functions.
On March 24, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference at the Texas Department of Public Safety warehouse facility. There, he announced that 715 Texans have tested positive for COVID-19, so far.
Abbott also said at the press conference that 11 Texans have died and more than 65 counties have had positive cases.
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