(Southside Light News)—Nueces County residents will soon be under a mandatory “stay-at-home” order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order will go into effect starting at 11:59 pm on March 26, 2020 and run through April 8, 2020.
All non-essential businesses are closed. Restaurants are only open for take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery.
Like many such orders, all grocery stores, pharmacies and banks will remain open.
Many residents had already been hunkering down and social distancing due to the pandemic.
The area’s department has reported 10 cases in Nueces County, so far and the number of cases could rise in the weeks ahead.
For now, the stay-at-home order is set to end at midnight on April 8, 2020 but could be extended.