As you are aware, Governor Abbott has given local authorities the authority to issue “shelter-in-place of residence” orders within their jurisdictions. Dallas and McLennan Counties have announced their own shelter-in-place residence orders, and today, Brazos County announced shelter-in-place orders, effective March 24 at 9 p.m.
While we await additional information from The Texas A&M University System, we wanted to provide you with what we do know:
- A shelter-in-place allows you to leave your home but only for essential reasons while maintaining six feet apart from other individuals.
- If you have already been following CDC and state of Texas guidelines, then not much is changing.
- Employees should continue to work remotely, as has been directed by System.
Additional guidance will be forthcoming. In the meantime, familiarize yourself with guidance issued by your local jurisdiction—and work with your direct supervisor on what that means for you.
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research