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Fort Stockton issues shelter-in-place

The city is also providing a 50% reduction on utility bills for its citizens.

FORT STOCKTON, Texas — The Fort Stockton City Council issued a declaration of disaster and put a curfew in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was approved during the March 24 meeting.

On April 2 however the city enacted a new limited shelter in place that changed and added a few things from the previous order. It went into effect at 11:59 p.m. that night.

Initially citizens couldn't be outside standing, walking, running, riding or driving unless they are going to or from work from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The new order changed the curfew to start at 11 p.m.

The Fort Stockton Police Department says they will be out enforcing the curfew. 

Parks are still open but all playgrounds and basketball courts are closed until further notice.

Additionally the city is giving a 50% reduction on utility bills for all citizens through the month of April.

There are no confirmed cases in Fort Stockton at the time of the shelter-in-place.

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