HOUSTON (KXAN) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a stay-at-home order for the entire county at a press conference Tuesday.
The order is effective at midnight Wednesday and will last until April 3, Hidalgo said.
All gatherings outside of a single household are prohibited, with exceptions to essential workers.
“If we follow the order, we will save lives,” she said.
Gov. Greg Abbott declined to issue a statewide stay-at-home order, but rather left it up to local governments.