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Harris County Judge Lina Hildago officially issued a stay at home order on Tuesday, closing businesses and restricting movement for citizens in Harris County. The order is to take effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24 and expire on April 3.

Essential businesses include grocery stores and pharmacies. Churches will be limited to online-only services while parks will remain open, except for highly populated areas such as playgrounds and basketball courts.

The order is the strictest yet from Hidalgo and Mayor Sylvester Turner, a week after they closed bars and clubs and ordered restaurants to do take out only options.  Calling this a public health crisis, Turner urged that this was a public health crisis that must be taken seriously.

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Harris County Issues Stay At Home-Work Safe Order  was originally published on theboxhouston.com

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