Marfa issues shelter in place

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MARFA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The City of Marfa has officially issued a “shelter in place” order for residents.

According to a release from the City, the shelter in place will begin Friday just before Midnight and will continue through April 10.

City officials say the activities allowed will be:

  • Getting groceries, household supplies, medicine and gas
  • Going to the doctor
  • Outdoor activities, while maintaining social distance requirements.

The city also outlined a list of essential work services. Those include:

  • Healthcare workers Public infrastructure operations (sewer, gas, construction, oil and gas work, telecommunications support)
  • Transportation and transportation repairs
  • Government functions (first responders, emergency management personnel, judges and court personnel, law enforcement)
  • School personnel (and families leaving home to get school work and meals)
  • Other individuals deemed necessary by the mayor
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services Newspaper, television and radio services
  • Gas stations and auto-related facilities
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs, landscapers
  • Mailing and shipping services
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry services
  • Carry-out and delivery restaurants (must close by 10:00 p.m.)
  • Airlines, taxis and private transportation
  • Legal and accounting services
  • Home-based care
  • Funeral homes Childcare facilities that enable essential employees to work

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