EDINBURG, Texas – Mayor Richard Molina and Edinburg City Council have unanimously passed a new “Stay Home – Work Safe” order.
City leaders announced Tuesday evening that all Edinburg residents must stay home.
Residents may leave home only for essential tasks like going to the doctor, buying supplies, exercising outside, or traveling directly to and from work.
In addition, all businesses still operating will have 48 hours to submit a “Work Safe Plan” to the city, detailing measures that they are going to take in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
This plan must include information on how to minimize the number of employees on-site, working from home, and how they will be enforcing the distancing of customers and employees as well as hygiene practices.
The new order will go into effect Tuesday night, March 24 at 11:59 P.M.
“The only way to stop the spread of this virus is by having limited contact with others. We want Edinburg residents to stay home and work safe,” said Mayor Richard Molina. “This disease is dangerous and contagious. We want businesses to keep customers and employees safe in our community. We want everyone to continue to practice good hygiene and maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. The best thing all of us can do right now is stay home.”