State and Local COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures in Texas


Although the majority of states across the country have issued statewide Shelter-in-Place or Stay-Home orders, Texas has demurred, initially altogether, deferring to counties and cities to use their own executive authorities as they deemed necessary, and then coming along in substance while eschewing the “stay-home order” characterization. In “Texas: State and Local COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures,” colleagues Amanda G. HalterJulie M. Moeller and Laura E. Jennings how Texas is aiming to protect public health within a large and diverse geography and an independent-minded culture by implementing an evolving patchwork of state and local social distancing orders.