El Paso County Judge’s Statement Regarding Additional Restrictions Throughout El Paso County
El Paso, Texas (October 15, 2020)– Below is a statement from County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego regarding the implementation of further restrictions throughout El Paso County which includes the Town of Anthony, Town of Clint, Town of Horizon, City of San Elizario, City of Socorro, the Village of Vinton, as well as all unincorporated areas of the County.
“Other communities across the Nation have successfully worked towards the further reopening of their economy, but that has not been the case here in El Paso,” said County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego. “Our community is at a crossroads and the only path forward is to work together in order to slow the spread of the virus. We saw record high numbers today and because of this I agree with Mayor Margo to implement further restrictions throughout the County.”
The County of El Paso is currently working on amending the County’s Stay Home, Work Safe Order. We will be sure to send out the order once finalized. The County’s order is expected to include the following restrictions which may go into effect as early as tomorrow, October 16, 2020:
Limit occupancies back to 50%. After 9:00 PM restaurants are limited to take out and drive-thru only.Further limitations on gatherings in parks.Further limitations on indoor and outdoor sports, this will include not allowing spectators to attend.Further limitations of home gatherings. No visitors to facilities that care for the elderly.
Please get tested if you are feeling sick, wear your mask when out in public, and social distance as much as possible. We know that the El Paso community is experiencing COVID-19 fatigue, however we must stay vigilant and not let our guard down. We will get through these challenging times, but we can only do it together.