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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Tarrant County modifies Executive Order effective 4-4-2020

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Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley issued a modified Executive Order, effective April 4, 2020, mirroring Gov Abbott’s Executive Order GA-14 that went into effect April 2, 2020. Judge Whitley has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid, and cooperative response to the emergency.  

All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Travel, to work in Essential Businesses, Government Service, or Essential Critical Infrastructure, or to perform Minimum Basic Operations, as defined in the Executive Order.  All businesses operating in Tarrant County, except Essential Businesses as defined in the Executive Order are required to close to the public. Non-essential businesses may continue Minimum Basic Operations as outlined in the Order as long as Social Distancing is maintained between all employees and contractors during the activities. 

This order is mandatory; not a recommendation. 

Please carefully read the attached Executive Order as it outlines what is Essential Travel, Essential Businesses, Government Service, Essential Critical Infrastructure, and Minimum Basic Operations.

Additionally, the City of Azle issued a Second Amended Declaration of Local Disaster effective March 24, 2020; however, Tarrant County’s modified Executive Order now supersedes this Declaration only for our Tarrant County residents.  City of Azle Parker County residents must still abide by the City’s Second Amended Declaration.

The City is continuing to stay in touch with county, state and federal agencies to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and responses to COVID-19.

Please continue to monitor this website as we provide updates on this ever changing health situation.


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