Find out if your locale is sheltering in place or what legal consequences the coronavirus is creating in the stories below.
Leander Police chief dispels social media rumors about checkpoints, passes
Leander Police Chief Greg Minton issued a statement March 26 dispelling rumors related to coronavirus he said are circulating on social media.
“We are not being asked to detain, arrest, ticket, or establish checkpoints for compliance,” Minton said in the statement.
Shelter-in-place order FAQs: Find out what is and is not allowed under the order
A shelter-in-place order was issued by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra on March 25 in efforts to reduce physical contact between residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lower-risk arrestees may be released to reduce coronavirus risk at Hays County Jail
To limit the spread of the coronavirus, several Hays County judges signed an order the week of March 23 that will allow lower-risk arrestees and prisoners in the Hays County Jail to be released back into the community, according to a release from the county.
Here is the order for Hays County’s shelter in place that begins at 11 p.m. March 26
A shelter-in-place order goes into effect at 11 p.m. March 26 in Hays County to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The county has 11 confirmed cases.
Austin’s stay-at-home order enforceable by up to $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail; city says penalties are a last resort
With the new shelter-in-place order in effect from March 25 through April 13, local authorities in Austin and its surrounding areas say they do have enforcement mechanisms available to ensure residents are following the stay-home order in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease that has impacted much of the globe.
What does a stay-at-home order mean for Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto residents?
Local officials are asking all residents to stay home, with only essential businesses and activities taking place outside residences.
“I ask residents to take this shelter-in-place action seriously as we all need to do our part to stop the spread of the COVID-19,” Pflugerville mayor Victor Gonzales said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.
Austin, Travis County announce shelter-in-place orders to take effect at midnight
Travis County and the city of Austin announced shelter-in-place orders at a March 24 press conference. While not identical, both orders dictate that individuals should remain in their places of residence except to conduct essential activities and that nonessential businesses should have employees work from home.
New Braunfels issues stay-at-home order effective 11:59 p.m. March 25
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, the city of New Braunfels announced a Stay at Home and Work Safe Order at a press conference that was also streamed on Facebook Live on Tuesday afternoon, March 24.
Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 25, residents are asked to take shelter in their place of residence and should not leave their homes except for essential trips.
Brian Perdue, Evelin Garcia, Joe Warner, Christopher Neely, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Olivia Aldridge and Warren Brown contributed to this report.