As COVID-19 hospitalizations jump, McLennan Co. delivers 50% utilization


WACO, Texas (KWTX) – The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District said Sunday that all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, gyms and classrooms, museums and libraries should return to maximum 50 percent occupancy. levels.

The order will take effect on Sunday, Nov. 29, “as defined by Governor Abbott’s GA 32 Implementing Decree,” the health district said.

The decision was made after the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the area – as a percentage of total hospital capacity – exceeded 15 percent.

The county also stated that “the op-in certification that allows the bars to operate should also be falsified because of the hospital rate”.

“Opt-in certification, which allows bars to operate due to hospital treatment, should also be abolished. It is noteworthy that Governor Abbott has restricted the city of Waco, McLennan County, and other Texas local governments from issuing stricter orders than his own. “said Mayor Dillon Meek

“The city of Waco obeys the governor’s orders.” Furthermore, the city of Waco will work strategically to support the businesses affected in every way possible. I contacted our Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders in the business community to discuss how we can work together to support the businesses involved. “

“Finally, I would advise Wacoians to continue to follow the recommendations of health care providers and wear a mask, wash their hands, and keep a distance of 6 ft from anyone who does not belong to the household. Thanks to the healthcare providers and doctors who work for the safety of our community. “

Copyright 2020 KWTX. All rights reserved.