Stay-At-Home Order Issued for Tahoka Due to Increase of COVID-19 Cases
The City of Tahoka has issued a new Stay-At-Home order for Tahoka residents in response to nine new COVID-19 cases being diagnosed over the past three days.
In addition, Texas Army National Guard members have been brought in to Tahoka to help with COVID-19 testing. A test site will be open Friday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at 1804 Avenue J, behind the Tahoka City Hall. Those who get tested for COVID-19 should receive results within 72 hours.
Mayor John Baker has says there will be a "reevaluation of the Stay-at-Home Order after 7-10 days."
Here is the new Stay-At-Home order, as posted on the Tahoka Facebook page:
"Any person who is sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID-19 must stay at home other than necessary medical or emergency care.
"No visits at nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
"Examples of when to leave home include: Visit a doctor or healthcare provider, Go to the grocery store, Pick up food from restaurants, Go to work at an essential business, Individual outdoor activities while maintaining social distance, Care for family members.