Hays County expected to issue stay-at-home order
Hays County plans to issue a stay-at-home order on Wednesday, County Judge Ruben Becerra confirmed in a social media post.
Hays County issued a text alert Tuesday night that stated the county’s intention to issue the stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“Tomorrow, I will announce a stay in place for Hays County with an 11 p.m. curfew,” Becerra wrote. “We don’t have a choice. More than half of our cases have been confirmed community spread.”
Becerra’s decision comes hours after he said the county hoped to avoid issuing a stay-at-home order during Tuesday’s Hays County Commissioners Court meeting.
“My goal is purely what is best for our citizens of Hays County," Becerra said during Tuesday’s meeting. "We have a desire to balance our local economy with diminishing the spread of COVID-19.”
Hours later Hays County announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to nine confirmed cases in the county.
Becerra said on social media that he plans to issue the order Wednesday afternoon.