Cities of Kingsville, Portland make COVID-19 disaster decrees

City of Kingsville declares state of emegency
Posted at 1:17 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 14:19:34-04

The city of Kingsville has declared a state of emergency.

The city's declaration limits the size of gatherings to no more than 50 people.

That limitation does not include employees of establishments where they work -- like grocery stores or restaurants.

Nor does it include designated medical facilities.

The declaration is good for seven days.

It can be extended by a vote of the Kingsville City Commission.

And during last night's city council meeting, the city of Portland issued a disaster declaration.

Portland is now requiring the cancellation of gatherings of 50 or more people.

City leaders are also recommending that all restaurants in the area offer take-out orders only.

It was also announced that several city facilities will be closed for the time being.