CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — County Judge Barbara Canales issued an order that allows departments heads to decide whether their employees can successfully work from home.
The order, which does not mandate ccounty employees work from home, will be effective through Sept. 30, and was issued because of rising COVID-19 rates in the county.
Canales' order was issued under authorization to declare a local state of disaster and exercise the powers granted on a local scale.
Because of that and in an effort to "stall the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health of their employees and the public they serve," Canales' order will allow Nueces County employees to work remotely.
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