Montgomery County tightens restrictions on certain businesses, facilities effective March 26

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough signed an amended order 3 p.m. March 25. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough signed an amended order 3 p.m. March 25. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough signed an amended order 3 p.m. March 25. (Courtesy Fotolia)

One day after saying he would not add more restrictions regarding coronavirus containment, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has further tightened rules.

Keough signed an amended order 3 p.m. March 25 that, on top of established restrictions, mandates businesses like nail salons and tattoo parlors close their doors and prohibits nursing homes from having nonessential visitors.


At the March 24 commissioners court meeting, the county judge said he would not follow neighboring counties such as Harris that have tightened regulations, so long as individuals and businesses comply with regulations.

“We’re no longer putting any more restrictions on what we have," Keough said March 24.

The new order is effective 8 a.m. March 26 and will remain as such through April 6. The new restrictions are as follows.


  • Hair and nail salons, spas, licensed massage businesses, tattoo parlors and cosmetic businesses must cease operations.

  • Nursing homes and retirement and long-term care facilities must prohibit nonessential visitors except to provide critical assistance or for end-of-life visitation.

By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.