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COVID 19 Public Health Response Emergency

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others. 

"Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face-covering in public spaces. Likewise, large gatherings are a clear contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Restricting the size of group gatherings will strengthen Texas’ ability to corral this virus and keep Texans safe. We all have a responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. If Texans commit to wearing face coverings in public spaces and follow the best health and safety practices, we can both slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep Texas open for business. I urge all Texans to wear a face-covering in public, not just for their own health, but for the health of their families, friends, and for all our fellow Texans.”

Executive Order

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on our country and the entire world. Here in Dayton, our priority is maintaining City services while protecting the health and safety of our residents and employees. We have instituted protocols within our city departments to help keep the public safe and to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in our community. While these protocols might at times make doing business a little challenging, our goal is the health and safety of our community. Many changes have occurred in the last few weeks, there are more changes likely in the days ahead.  We'll do our best to keep you up-to-date as new information becomes available. Check back regularly and be sure to ask us questions if you have them.

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For updates on COVID-19 cases, please visit Texas Health & Human Services COVID19 Dashboard.
 Declaration of Local Disaster    Executive Orders
City - Updated 5/07/2020  City - Updated 7/21/2020(NEW)
County - Updated 7/1/2020
State - Governor's Report to Reopen Texas 
State - Executive Order 7/02/2020 

 Information for Individuals  Information for Businesses & Employers
State Health Dept  SBA
 Liberty County Disaster Loan Assistance
 Dayton ISD  Dayton Community Development Corporation

Information for Houses of Worship
Revised Guidance for Houses of Worship 4/27/2020

Here are the current case numbers as of 7/1/2020

Liberty County COVID-19 Case 282-307