Buda mayor amends order regarding daycare center to match that given by county judge

Mayor George Haehn has amended his previous order that closed daycare centers in Buda. The amended order mirrors the current “Stay Home, Work Safe” order put in to place by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra. After consulting with the City Attorney, it was determined that in the event of any conflict between the orders of the county judge and mayor, the orders of the county judge prevail.

Mayor Haehn Amended Order – March 27, 2020

Under Judge Becerra’s order day care facilities that serve essential workers can remain open, with restrictions on how they operate in order to help ensure children and employees do not spread the virus.

See childcare service restrictions in “Section 4, viii” of Hays County Stay Home, Work Safe order:

Stay Home, Work Safe Order 

While Hays County’s Stay Home, Work Safe order allows for day care facilities to remain open with restrictions, the decision to open or close is up to individual daycare owners.

Mayor Haehn’s amended order also asks retailers to implement one-way aisles in their establishments to help with customer flow, overcrowding, and observation of the 6-foot social distancing recommendations by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Businesses will need to mark the floor at six-foot intervals at registers or other areas where lines are formed. In addition, all doors used for the general public should be situated in a way that customers do not have to touch the door entering or exiting the business.

“I met with as many of our local retailers as possible and greatly appreciate their cooperation in keeping everyone safe. A week ago, we had 6 positive COVID-19 cases in Hays County. That number has since doubled and will likely continue to increase. It is important that we continue to work as a community to prevent further spread of the virus in Buda and Hays County and prevent our hospitals and medical professionals from being overwhelmed with patients.”

As mentioned previously, all sports fields, bathrooms, playscapes, basketball courts, skateparks, water fountains and other facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Trails and green spaces remain open, but please practice social distancing guidelines and keep six feet of space between yourself and others who do not live in your same household. The same rules apply for HOA managed and private parks facilities.

“My amended order is designed to protect the health and welfare of our citizens, while balancing their ability to live and work.”

For additional clarification on Hays County’s Stay Home, Work Safe order please visit Hays County’s website here:  https://hayscountytx.com/questions-from-residents-about-judges-3rd-order-answered/

You can also visit http://haysinformed.com/.

For non-emergency questions about COVID-19 please call the Hays County COVID-19 Hotline at 512-393-5525.

For City of Buda information on COVID-19 please visit ci.buda.tx.us/coronavirusinformation.


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