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Student testing positive for COVID-19 and how Harris County is dealing with the pandemic 

By Alex Maxwell and Bri Maguire

A Lone Star College student has tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving the state over spring break. This student has not been on LSC property as of March 6 before the beginning of spring break.

The community is combatting this outbreak by locking down certain counties. The effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 has become greater as Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo sent out a Stay-home-work-safe order to the citizens of Harris County. This order goes into effect on March 25, 2020, at 12:00 am.

A “stay-home-work-safe order” means that you may only leave your home if you are performing “essential activities” such as buying groceries, need to find medical assistance or if you are performing “Essential Government Functions” such as going to your workplace. If you are found outside of your home without either of these excuses there will be repercussions.

Once this order takes effect it will end until either the threat of COVID-19 has lessened or until the date of April 3, 2020.

Attached to this article is the full order with greater definitions of what was explained here.

Link: 03-24-20-Stay-Home-Work-Safe-Order-by-the-County-Judge

 

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