Judge Orders Hotels Closed to Visitors

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber signed an order closing hotels and other lodging establishments in the county to visitors in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 virus. The order goes into effect at noon today, Tuesday, April 7.

Exceptions include occupants who reside at one of the establishments on a permanent personnel providing essential services while stationed within Fayette County, such as linemen or pipeline workers.

In an interview with the Record Tuesday morning, Weber said he heard from several local lodging establishment owners who said people from Houston and other cities have been staying in local hotels.

“I will not let transient and through travelers, some of whom are in violation of standing directives within their jurisdictions to stay at home, jeopardize the health and safety of our residents by exposing them to unnecessary contact,” Weber said.

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