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March 12, 2020 12:19 PM

Frequently Asked Questions: Local Case, Symptoms, Resources, City Office Closures

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Fort Bend County Judge KP George issued a “Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency” on Thursday, March 12. The “state of disaster for public health emergency” is in effect for a “period of not more than seven days unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County.” This declaration activates the Fort Bend County emergency management plan. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing and shortness of breath and, in some cases, the virus has caused death.


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also signed a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency on Wednesday, March 11.

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March 30, 2020 5:16 PM

Missouri City officials and staff are continuing to work closely with local, state and federal experts to implement proactive measures that will ensure the safety of citizens and stakeholders. To further assist all MCTX constituencies during this public health crisis, click the link below to read some frequently asked questions and associated responses:

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March 28, 2020 5:19 PM

The City of Missouri City received notification today (Saturday, March 28) that an individual
who attended the March 16, 2020 Special and Regular Missouri City Council Meetings has
tested positive for COVID-19. The City’s thoughts and support are with the individual.

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March 24, 2020 6:19 PM

At around 4:30 p.m. today, Fort Bend County announced its “Stay Home to Save Lives” order which will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 3. Harris County issued a similar order “Stay Home, Work Safe” earlier today, March 24, which will also go into effect tonight through April 3. Both orders mandate that citizens:

Stay home and work safe at their place of residence

Leave their residences only for essential activities

Follow social distancing of at least six feet if using outdoor spaces like parks, grocery stores

The orders also:

Prohibit all public or private gatherings of any number of people

Close all businesses other than those that fall under essential businesses which includes, healthcare operations, government functions, critical functions and retail stores.

Allow restaurants to continue to provide take out, delivery, or drive-thru services.

Encourage religious and worship centers to provide video or teleconference services and limit staff to 10 people or less.

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