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THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND ALL COUNTY FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020 FOR GOOD FRIDAY !
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Liberty County is home to some of the kindest, friendliest, hardest working folks anywhere. Something is always happening here in Liberty County.  Our proximity to Houston, lower cost of living, great schools, strong    economy, and the world-class hospitality of communities like Cleveland, Liberty, and Dayton and the surrounding communities make Liberty County a wonderful place to raise a family or locate a business.

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  • AMENDED EXECUTIVE ORDER - March 28, 2020

    EXECUTIVE ORDER OF LIBERTY COUNTY JUDGE - STAY SAFE EMERGENCY MEASURES

    GUIDANCE ON THE ESSENTIAL / CRITICAL WORKFORCE (DHS - CISA GUIDANCE)

    DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR LIBERTY COUNTY - COVID-19

    LIBERTY COUNTY STAY SAFE EMERGENCY ORDER - EXECUTIVE ORDER BY JUDGE JAY KNIGHT

    Declaration of Disaster

    Latest Press Release from Emergency Management

    FAQs:

    Can I go to work? 
    Yes
    , but only if you are deemed an employee essential for public health and safety, such as grocery store employees, healthcare providers, construction, industry and more. Those whose jobs are deemed essential are expected to maintain social distancing standards in the workplace. 

    Employers are encouraged to remember that congregations of 10 or more people on any premises – either public or private – are prohibited.

    DHS CISA Guidance:

    https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_508C_0.pdf

    According to the federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidelines, there are 16 sectors considered essential:
     
    · Communications  
    · Chemical 
    · Critical Manufacturing 
    · Commercial Facilities 
    · Dams 
    · Defense Industrial Base 
    · Emergency Services 
    · Energy 
    · Financial
    · Food & Agriculture 
    · Government Facilities 
    · Healthcare & Public Health 
    · Information Technology 
    · Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste 
    · Transportation Systems 
    · Water/Wastewater Systems 

    Can I still go to the store to buy groceries? 
    Yes,
    grocery stores will remain open during the order. However, all grocers will be required to keep customers at least six feet apart to meet social distancing standards. Health officials do not recommend leaving the house unless it is an absolute necessity. 
    ONLY ONE HOUSEHOLD MEMBER should visit the grocery store at a time. 

    Can I go to church? 
    No,
    all Liberty County churches will be required to host religious services online only. There can be exceptions made for one-on-one meetings for spiritual and mental health, but individuals involved must maintain social distancing requirements. 

    Are funerals permitted? 
    No.
      Funeral homes may prepare and inter or cremate the remains of the deceased, but may not have gatherings of people.  Memorial services are encouraged to be scheduled after the Executive order and any extensions have expired.

    Can I still visit public parks? 
    Yes,
    all public parks will remain open. However, visitors must stay six feet apart from one another. All public benches, exercise equipment, playgrounds and basketball courts will be closed to eliminate contact.

    Is fishing permitted? 
    Yes
    . Fishing is permitted. Boat ramps are open for public use. 

    What if I need to leave my house to care for someone else, such as an elderly relative? 
    You are allowed to leave your home for emergency/essential care of family members, pets, and other loved ones. 

    Are restaurants closing? 
    No
    , Liberty County restaurants are still allowed to serve to-go and drive-thru orders, but customers picking up food will be required to stay six feet apart. There will be NO dine-in or patio dining allowed.

    Are pet supply and/or care facilities permitted to stay open? 
    Yes
    , pet supply, pet care and pet grooming facilities are permitted to stay open. 

    Are lawn care services permitted? 
    Yes
    , lawn care services are necessary to maintain the essential operations of residences and businesses.

    Are sales departments of auto dealerships open to the public? 
    No
    , but maintenance, service and parts departments may open.

    Is travel restricted in Liberty County? 
    The Stay Safe Order does not restrict travel or movement in Liberty County. 

    Individuals who violate these restrictions could face a fine of $1,000 or up to 180 days in jail.

    For more information and/or questions please feel free to call our office: 936.336.4667