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Mayor Issues Declaration of Local Disaster for COVID-19

SANGER, TX, March 20, 2020 (5:17 p.m.) – On Friday, March 20, Mayor Thomas Muir signed a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the City of Sanger.

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A local state of disaster for public health emergency has been declared for the City of Sanger, Texas and the following is ordered:

  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and CDC, every person in the City of Sanger shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors, provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of the declaration.

  • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance. 

This declaration does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.This declaration does not mandate sheltering in place.All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and the City of Sanger and businesses will continue providing essential services.For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19.The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained.

The declaration of disaster for public health emergency will last for the next seven days unless otherwise extended by the Sanger City Council.

The City of Sanger continues to closely monitor the developing situation with COVID-19.

Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St.
PO BOX 1729
Sanger, TX 76266
Phone: 940-458-7930

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