Tenaha City Council Extends Stay Home Stay Safe, Curfew Orders; New Emergency Guidelines Added

April 7, 2020 - (Order Extensions and New Emergency Measures) - The Tenaha City Council met Monday, April 6, 2020 and extended the disaster declaration "Stay Home Stay Safe" order, Curfew Order, and has instituted new emergency measures due to the public health emergency related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Businesses identified as "High-Risk Essential Businesses" are limited to 10 patrons and five employees inside the building during any time the business is open to the public. Those with children under the age of 12, or with disabled persons requiring assistance will count collectively as one.

Those knowingly failing to comply with the order may be subject to a fine of $1,000 or confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days.

All High-Risk Essential businesses shall make hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, or soap and water with paper towels readily available to patrons and employees inside the building.

Employees shall regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, including check-out areas, shopping carts, door handles, employee break rooms, public and employee bathrooms and other common areas.

The orders to Stay Home-Stay Safe, Curfew and the new emergency measures shall continue until further notice.

The council also agreed to move the upcoming election to Novembers 3, 2020.