More than 50 Texas cities and counties have issued stay-at-home orders


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas cities and counties continue to issue their own stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders after Gov. Greg Abbott declined to issue a statewide order. He said he preferred local governments decide for themselves.

So far, more than 50 Texas counties have issued stay-at-home orders. There are huge clusters of stay-at-home orders for counties around the most populated cities.

Stay-at-home and shelter-in-place are essentially the same thing. Many city and county leaders though have started calling it a stay-at-home or “Stay Home, Work Safe” order so people don’t get it confused with orders during something like a hurricane or active shooter.

Here’s a look at which counties currently have stay-at-home orders in place:

Stay-at-home order issued (51 counties)

  • Angelina County
  • Bastrop County
  • Bell County
  • Bexar County (San Antonio)
  • Brazoria County
  • Brazos County
  • Burnet County
  • Caldwell County
  • Cameron County
  • Castro County
  • Chambers County
  • Collin County
  • Dallas County (Dallas)
  • Denton County
  • El Paso County
  • Ellis County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Galveston County
  • Gregg County
  • Hardin County
  • Harris County (Houston)
  • Hays County
  • Hidalgo County
  • Hunt County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Johnson County
  • Kaufman County
  • Lampasas (City)
  • Leon
  • Liberty County
  • Llano County
  • McLennan County (Waco)
  • Montgomery County
  • Nacagdoches County
  • Newton County
  • Orange County
  • Polk County
  • Potter County
  • Randall County
  • Robertson County
  • Rockwall County
  • Sabine County
  • San Augustine County
  • San Jacinto County
  • Smith County
  • Tarrant County (Fort Worth)
  • Travis County (Austin)
  • Trinity County
  • Tyler County
  • Williamson County
  • Young County

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