Stay Home, Stay Safe: What’s open and closed in Odessa

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – As COVID-19 continues to spread to communities across the US, restrictions are tightening here in Odessa.

Earlier this week, Odessa Mayor David Turner issued a shelter in place order, that designated some to work from home, and others, essential businesses, to continue working as normal within recommended limitations from local, state and the federal government.

“The Department of Homeland Security has put out a document that says, what is essential and what is not essential,” says Mayor David Turner.

Currently, there are 22 confirmed cases in Ector County.

“You and I as the citizens of Odessa, we are controlling how this is going to go in Odessa,” says Turner.

Here is a look at the essential and non-essential businesses listed in the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order:

Closed businesses:

  • Gyms
  • Massage Services
  • Nail Services and Salons
  • Hair Services and Salons
  • Tattoo and piercing services
  • Face or body waxing Services
  • Sexually oriented businesses
  • Malls
  • Theaters
  • Skating rinks
  • Bowling alleys
  • Swimming pools
  • Dance Studios
  • City playgrounds and pavilions
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Camping areas
  • Food Courts
  • Ruben Pier Memorial Skatepark
  • CBD and vape stores

Essential Businesses:

  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Public transportation
  • Utilities
  • Critical manufacturing
  • Media
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire and Police services
  • Health and medical services
  • Public Works
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Airports
  • Trash services
  • Government services
  • Construction as defined by Governor
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, pool cleaners
  • Healthcare operations
  • Grocery, liquor, pet food stores
  • Farming and livestock
  • Non-profits
  • Gas stations, auto repair, auto sales
  • Mail/package delivery services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurants/bars
  • Home-base care
  • Hotels and motels
  • Funeral services
  • Educational institutions
  • Childcare facilities
  • Legal, accounting, insurance and real estate

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