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Bexar County: Anyone violating executive order faces 1K fine, jail time

Posted: 10:24 AM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 11:24:23-04
San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Bexar County is set to enter its "Stay Home Work Safe" executive order mandate at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday night, Bexar County Judge Wolff issued Executive Order NW-03, which directs all persons within incorporated and unincorporated Bexar County to stay home.

According to WOAI-TV, San Antonio's executive order does not call for penalties. But the order states that anyone caught violating the executive order could face a $1,000 fine and could spend up to six months in jail.

Within the last week, Bexar County businesses, schools, and shopping areas have closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

On March 19, 2020, Dr. John Hellerstedt, the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, declared a public health disaster in Texas.