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Now open: Stay-at-Home Hotline

Posted at 6:58 PM, Mar 30, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County now has a hotline where people can call in with questions about the stay-at-home order put in place by Judge Barbara Canales last week.

"We wanted it to happen, because we knew there were going to be questions," Canales said. "As much as we publicize on websites, the average person just wants to know how they can comply with the order.”

Volunteers from the city and county attorneys' offices will answer phones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. They expect to field questions about when people can leave their homes, and which jobs can still be worked.

Canales said there is more to the hotline than just answering questions.

"We think that, as our crisis continues, people are going to want to know how they can get some help and what Nueces county services are available to them,” she said.

Corpus Christi resident Danielle Martinez thinks she has a good understanding of how the stay-at-home order works, but she worries about some of her fellow citizens. She thinks the hotline will help them out.

“I think it’s really great for them because there’s a lot of people panicking and probably not practicing all the rules," Martinez said. "And they’re unsure about what could happen. So I think that’s really good for the people that have questions.”

To access the stay-at-home hotline, call (361) 414-6000.