Hays County Commissioners approved an extension of the Declaration of Local Disaster for Hays County at the July 14 meeting. The original was implemented on March 15 in response to the impending COVID-19 pandemic and was set to expire July 14.
Read the full text of the resolution below:
STATE OF TEXAS §
COUNTY OF HAYS §
WHEREAS, the continued spread of COVID- 19 presents an imminent threat of widespread illness, which requires emergency preparedness and action; and
WHEREAS, the County Judge, considering a Proclamation Declaring Hays County a Local Disaster Area necessary to promote the preservation of public health, and to open avenues for funding, executed such a Resolution on or about March 15, 2020; and
WHEREAS, §418.108 of the Texas Government Code provides that the County Judge’s Proclamation may not remain in effect in excess of seven (7) days unless consent to continue it or renew it is provided by vote of the Hays County Commissioners Court; and
WHEREAS, the Hays County Commissioners Court resolved to continue the County Judge’s Proclamation for one hundred and twenty ( 120) days, on March 16, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Hays County Commissioners Court’s continuance of the County Judge’s Proclamation will expire after July 14, 2020, unless again continued by the Hays County Commissioners Court; and
WHEREAS, the County Judge’s Proclamation was, and this Resolution is, declared for the purpose of continuing the measures that must be taken to be prepared for public health needs related to COVID-19, and continuing a collective effort of state and local entities to provide relief;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Resolution continuing the County Judge’s Declaration of Local Disaster executed on or about March 15, 2020 and continued by the Hays County Commissioners Court on or about March 16, 2020 is hereby declared and shall continue for a period of not more than sixty-two (62) days from the date cited below, unless this local state of disaster is rescinded or continued by subsequent action of the Hays County Commissioners Court.
RESOLVED, ORDERED, AND DECLARED this the 14th day of July, 2020, by the Hays County Commissioners Court.
See Judge Ruben Becerra’s full, executed Resolution here.