Given the current increase in COVID-19 confirmed cases in McCulloch County posing an imminent threat of disaster, I want to reinforce Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order GA-29 mandating the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster, and the CDC guidance on community exposure. I ask that citizens take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others to prevent spread of disease.These precautions include: As mandated by Governor Abbot's Executive Order GA-29, wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, whenever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. The order does not apply in certain situations, as listed in GA-29.The following CDC guidance based on community exposure, for people exposed to people with known or suspected COVID-19 or possible COVID-19. This includes those having close contact of at least 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer with a person with COVID-19 who has symptoms in the period from 2 days before symptom onset, until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation. Stay home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance from others, at home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance from others, at all times. Self-monitor for symptoms, avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.IT IS SO ORDERED THIS THE 20TH DAY OF AUGUST 2020.