Port Isabel Mayor issues new travel restrictions


(Source: Port Isabel)

PORT ISABEL, TEXAS- The city of Port Isabel has issued new restrictions for residents as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow.

According to a release, the new restrictions will impact accommodations, number of people upon any public roadway or waterway, boat ramp usage, shopping cart protocol, age restriction for shoppers, restrictions regarding trips outside the home, drive-thru and take out restrictions.

The proclamation will go into effect at 5 p.m. Thursday. and will continue until April 8, 2020.

The new restrictions prohibits anyone from entering a new short-term rental agreement. No more than two people will be allowed in private transportation on a road or waterway.

Fishing will not be prohibited, but anglers must adhere to restrictions on transportation and boat ramps, and must keep the time of day in mind.

Boat ramps are closed to the general public. No more than two people are allowed to use a shopping cart and people under the age of 14 are now not allowed at businesses selling groceries or household staples.

The new proclamation also says that trips outside the home are restricted to one person and that people with odd-numbered licenses plates should shop on odd-numbered days and vice-versa, according to the release.

Finally, the new rules also say that no one shall be on public right of ways, including waterways, streets, sidewalks, alleys or parks at any time. The exceptions include walking and running between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., as long as people are in compliance with social distancing rules.

People may travel to obtain medical care, medication, food, staples of daily living or other essential services.

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