20 Mar Maverick County Declaration of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency – Update
On Friday, March 20, 2020, Maverick County Judge David Saucedo and the Maverick County Commissioners Court held an emergency meeting where an update to the Declaration of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency was announce in response to the spread of the COVID-19.
The Declaration of Disaster, which was issued on March 18 for a thirty day period, now states that those who knowingly or intentionally violate the Declaration will be committing an offense punishable by a fine up to $1,000 or confinement in jail that does not exceed 180 days. This new proclamation comes in response to a failure by many businesses to follow the actions announced on Wednesday, and continuing to hold events and gatherings of more than ten people.
Judge Saucedo stated that he has been in contact with City of Eagle Pass Mayor Luis Sifuentes, and both entities are working together to enforce the Declaration. During the meeting, District Clerk Leopoldo Vielma informed that there are no current cases of COVID-19 in Maverick County, and that testing is still going on for suspected cases.