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Buda daycares re-open following amended order

Buda Mayor George Haehn has amended his previous order that closed daycare centers within the city. The amended order mirrors the current “Stay Home, Work Safe” order put into place by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra.

Mayor Haehn Amended Order – March 27, 2020
Under Becerra’s order, daycare facilities that serve essential workers can remain open, with restrictions on how they operate in order to ensure children and employees do not spread the virus.

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

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 six-foot social distancing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 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 six 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,” he said.

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 authorities urge observing the practice of social distancing guidelines – keeping six feet of space between yourself and others who do not live in your 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,” Haehn said.

For additional clarification on the order visit Hays County’s website:

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

For city of Buda information on COVID-19 visit

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