Texas “Stay-At-Home” Emergency Ordinances

As many of you are aware, numerous Texas cities and larger counties enacted “stay-at-home” emergency ordinances. ALL of these orders have some sort of exemptions, However, the specifics of those exemption varies from county to county.

We are on top of this and we are here to help. Each of our attorneys are prepared to provide language that employers can use to put on company letterhead to post at job sites and for workers to carry in their vehicles indicating that they work for a business that is exempt from the stay at home order. Below is a an example with what our firm is using. PLEASE NOTE: The language is being given as an example that would only apply to legal services providers and not to other businesses.

Essential Business

Cokinos | Young is an essential business involved in providing professional legal services primarily to clients recognized as critical infrastructure providers or essential businesses whose work is necessary to the operations and maintenance of one or more of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).  These operations and maintenance tasks include public works construction, construction of housing or other types of construction including commercial, manufacturing, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, and internet and telecommunications systems.  These critical infrastructure sectors have been designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as being so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.  For more information, please visit www.cisa.gov.

As an essential business, Cokinos | Young provides essential professional legal services to clients necessary to many of the above operations and maintenance tasks within the critical infrastructure sectors designated by CISA and Homeland Security, and is therefore permitted to continue operating, as specified in Section 2(b)(xvi) of the Order of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo styled “Stay Home, Work Safe,” issued March 24, 2020.  For questions, please contact Chief Operating Officer Loren Jackson at 713-535-5500.

Each county and city has adopted their own “stay-at-home” ordinances. We want to make sure you are covered. Below is a comprehensive list of Texas jurisdictions with stay-at home orders. Please note that as time progresses this list may not be comprehensive. We will continue to update this list for future correspondence.

Counties as of Tuesday, April 14th 1:30 PM

  • Bell County
  • Bexar County
  • Bowie County
  • Brazoria County
  • Brazos County
  • Burnet County
  • Cameron County
  • Cass County
  • Castro County
  • Chambers County
  • Collin County
  • Comal County
  • Dallas County
  • Denton County
  • El Paso County
  • Ellis County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Galveston County
  • Gregg County
  • Harris County
  • Harrison County
  • Hays County
  • Hidalgo County
  • Hunt County
  • Kaufman County
  • Liberty County
  • Matagorda County
  • McLennan County
  • Milam County
  • Montgomery County
  • Nacogdoches County
  • Nueces County
  • Polk County
  • Rockwall County
  • San Jacinto County
  • Scurry County
  • Starr County
  • Tarrant County
  • Travis County
  • Willacy County
  • Williamson County
  • Wood County
  • Young County

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