Handmade mask donations accepted

facemask iconThe Brazos Valley Regional Advisory Council (BVRAC) will be collecting up to 3,000 donated homemade non-medical masks as a contingency plan for medical personnel and first responders, should approved medical masks become unavailable. These non-medical masks may also be used as an additional protective covering to extend the service life of medical masks for first responders and medical personnel as needed.

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Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical personnel and first responders being accepted

As officials in the Brazos Valley continue to respond to COVID-19, it is clear that our medical personnel and first responders need access to more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  This is crucial to keep them safe, allowing them to continue serving the community.

People in this region are known for coming together to help in times of need.  This is no different.  If anyone has PPE they can donate, there is now a way to do so.

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Community Emergency Operations Center activated

In light of continuing developments with the COVID-19 virus in Brazos County, the Brazos County Community Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) has been activated as of March 30, 2020 at 8 a.m.  This allows all local government entities a single point of information and resource gathering.

The CEOC has also activated a Joint Information Center (JIC), allowing public information staff from each local government agency to work together, virtually in this case, to coordinate and disseminate information to the public and local media partners.

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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.