Shelter-in-place order issued for Brazos County, effective March 24, 2020

Brazos County has issued a shelter-in-place order, effective at 9 p.m. on March 24, 2020 and lasting through April 7, 2020.

  • Residents may leave their homes for essential activities, but should refrain from unnecessary travel.
  • Essential activities include visits to doctors, obtaining groceries, outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, or bicycling, and to care for a family member in another household.
  • Many businesses are considered “essential” and are not required to close. These include health-care operations, grocery stores and some other retailers, gas stations, banks, auto-supply and repair facilities, hardware stores and several more.
  • Restaurants may still provide carry-out, delivery, or drive-through service. (Note: Patrons may not wait inside a restaurant for their food orders.)
  • Public or private gatherings of any size are prohibited. Some exceptions apply. Nothing in this order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
  • These orders will remain in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for a period of two weeks, ending at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
  • If residents have any questions about these orders, they can call (979) 361-5136 and speak to a representative who can assist them.

If you have any questions, you can call 979-361-5136.