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Coronavirus in Texas: Lakeway mayor issues emergency declaration for city
Austin American-Statesman - 3/16/2020
Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox issued a Declaration of Disaster for the city Monday afternoon due to threat of the COVID-19 virus. According to a news release, the designation ensures that the following will be implemented:
• Restaurant seating capacity will be reduced by half.
• Gatherings of more than 50 individuals are prohibited.
• Older persons and those in at-risk categories are encouraged to self-quarantine.
• Businesses are urged to implement Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for operating.
"I know these are difficult times," Cox said in a statement. "We are in uncharted waters and are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of those in our community."
She said the more residents can work together to limit interactions, "the better chances as a community we have to prevent the spread of this virus and also in protecting our older population and those at higher risk of serious illness due to the disease."
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