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December 2, 2020 12:00 PM

12-2-20 Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Executive Order GA-32

North Texas has seen its fifth straight day of rising hospitalizations above the 15% threshold. According to the State of Texas Covid-19 dashboard, 16.43% of the region’s hospitalizations and 34.01% of Ellis County hospitalizations have lab-confirmed COVID-19.

WFFA reported yesterday, “if hospitalizations stay above 15% through Thursday, an order by Gov. Greg Abbott requires the 19-county region to rollback restaurant capacity to 50% and bars must also close.”

This restriction, in accordance with Executive Order GA-32 issued by Governor Abbott on October 7, 2020, would require all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, exercise facilities and classes, and libraries will be required to return to a maximum of 50% occupancy levels. Bars and or similar establishments will be closed. Additionally, all licensed hospitals in the Trauma Service Area are required to discontinue elective surgeries.

This order would go into effect December 4, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and remain until the hospitalization rate for the region drops below 15% for seven consecutive days.

Media Contact: Alexa Beasley, City of Red Oak Communications and Marketing Manager or 972-617-3638

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