Shelter in place? Pecos County Commissioners Court will consider move at special meeting Thursday

City plans emergency meeting for Thursday, also


The Pecos County Commissioners court released this afternoon an agenda for an emergency meeting to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Pecos County Courthouse. 

The agenda has one item other than prayer and adjournment: Court to consider and/or act upon adding Section 12 to the delcalration of Local State of Disaster (Section 12 being Shelter in Place for Pecos County). 

Fort Stockton City Manager Frank Rodriguez confirmed to The Pioneer that the city council will also hold a special meeting, but could not provide additional details as the agenda has not been finalized. 

What is "Shelter-in-place"?

The term “shelter in place” means to stay in your home and not leave unless necessary for one of the exceptions listed in the order.

The orders, rendered at the city, county, state, or federal level, can vary by situation and needs. In general, such an order would be in effective for a certain number of days and limit activities outside the home to "essential activities."

"Essential activities” means you'd be allowed to leave your home for specified reasons – like to make sure you have the necessities from a store such as food and medical supplies, or to perform work for an essential business that you cannot complete from your home.

Generally, you are also allowed to go outside to take care of a pet or for exercise so long as you don’t congregate in a group and maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other people who aren’t part of your family or living unit.

We wil lhave more information as it becomes available.