This morning, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, in coordination with Houston Mayor
Sylvester Turner, issued a mandatory “Stay Home. Work Safe.” Order, effective at 11:59 pm on
March 24, 2020 (“Order”), to preserve public health and safety in Harris County in the face of the
COVID-19 pandemic. The Order is in effect through at least April 3. The Order references the
federal critical infrastructure sectors as designated by the Federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure
Security Agency (CISA). CISA exempts certain Essential Businesses which are defined under the
CISA and published by the US Department of Homeland Security. The Order also exempts the
residential and commercial construction industries.
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