Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management said in a Facebook post earlier tonight that Rockwall County Commissioners Court is expected approve a “stricter restrictions” on Tuesday morning. The expectation is that they are approving a shelter in place order. The order would go into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday morning.
The Rockwall Public Health Authority advised the Commissioners Court and Rockwall County Judge to enact stricter restrictions at an emergency meeting held earlier today. The Commissioners will meet at 9 am in the morning to discuss the amendment to the county’s disaster declaration.
Rowlett Mayor Dana-Bashian announced Rockwall County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 at Rowlett’s Special City Council Meeting earlier tonight. The case is in the Rockwall County portion of Rowlett.
You can read the full statement from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management below.
Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management:
Many people have asked us today if Rockwall County is going to issue a “shelter in place” order.
The County Judge and Commissioners held an emergency meeting today. In that meeting, the Public Health Authority advised the court to enact stricter restrictions. The commissioners and the judge are supportive of the idea. The county’s civil attorney advised proposed restrictions needed more legal review to ensure the actions considered are legally enforceable. The proposed actions will be reviewed in commissioners court tomorrow at 9:00 AM with the expectation stricter restrictions will go into effect at midnight on Wednesday morning. (Clarification, this would be 12:01 AM on Wednesday.)
If commissioners court issues a new declaration, we will post it on our Facebook page.