Seadrift Mayor issues stay-at-home order through April 12th

10 pm curfew for everyone in Seadrift

SEADRIFT, Texas- Seadrift Mayor, Elmer DeForest has issued a stay-at-home order that go into effect Friday, March 27th at 10 p.m. and will continue through Sunday, April 12th.

On March 13th DeForest declared a state of emergency and disaster in Seadrift. There are confirmed cases in Calhoun County identified as community spread. Following all of this, the Mayor has ordered anyone and everyone in Seadrift to “stay-at-home and practice ‘sheltering- in- place’ to reduce and possibly prevent the spread of the deadly virus, COVID-19.”

This Executive Order #3, Stay-At-Home Order, begins at 10:00 PM March 27, 2020 and will extend through April 12, 2020 unless extended or otherwise rescinded on or before April 12, 2020. All previous Declarations of Emergency/Disaster and Executive Orders are still in force.

This order also includes a daily curfew, which begins each night at 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. the next morning, through April 12th.

The only movement permitted is to perform necessary tasks such as getting food/groceries, medicine, gas, mail, paying bills, education needs, laundry or to provide medical care or personal care to the aged, and to exercise or get fresh air.

Exceptions to this curfew apply to those traveling for work purposes. Employers are allowed to continue operations if they fall within the list of critical businesses and can operate with the “minimum required number of employees” keeping social distancing in mind.

Critical businesses include: Food stores, quick stops, fuel stations, lodging/rentals, restaurants/fast food operating with take out, drive-thru and/or delivery methods, construction, plumbing/electrical, banks, child care and more.

Read the full Mayoral order here.