As of March 24, Montgomery County had not issued a stay-at-home order as Harris County did the same day. However, restrictions in place since March 19 limit gatherings of more than 10 people in Montgomery County and restrict restaurants to carryout and delivery services, and on March 25, County Judge Mark Keough updated his order to mandate the closing of additional nonessential businesses.
The Market Street shopping center on Six Pines Drive has postponed community events through April 30.
An order from Keough effective through April 2 states events with greater than 10 people at public facilities are prohibited, while events at private facilities are urged to cancel. Retail stores, private businesses, civic organizations and religious organizations are also urged to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines suggesting no more than 10 people gather at any one place at a time. On March 26, Keough added hair and nail salons, spas, licensed massage businesses, tattoo parlors and cosmetic businesses must cease operations, and nursing homes and retirement and long-term care facilities must prohibit nonessential visitors in most cases.
An order from County Judge Lina Hidalgo effective through April 3 states residents must stay at home unless they are part of the workforce providing essential health care services or are providing essential business or government services. Social gatherings outside the home are prohibited, and residents may leave their homes only for certain essential activities such as buying groceries or medicine, and they must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another when in shared spaces.