The coronavirus is starting to spread in Lamb County — especially in Littlefield, which recorded three more active COVID-19 cases on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
Lamb County currently has recorded nine cases of COVID-19, but only six of those are active. However, no cases have been confirmed in Olton as of Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Two people in Littlefield and one person in Earth have emerged from quarantine, according to Lamb County Judge Mike DeLoach. Active cases in the county include one person in Sudan, one in Amherst, and four in Littlefield.
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference where announced that he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand openings of certain businesses and activities. The Governor also announced new guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on graduation ceremonies and the creation of Surge Response Teams to combat any COVID-19 flare ups in Texas. "Texas is in a position to continue opening parts of our economy because of the efforts and determination of the people of Texas," said Governor Abbott.
McFadden: Businesses may open up to 50 percent of capacity
Olton we will be allowing business owners to open to the public at 25% or 50% of capacity, whatever they feel is better for their business, Mayor Mark McFadden said Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
"I also urge the businesses to continue to allow their customers to use delivery and pick-up options," McFadden said.
He also thanked Olton residents for theirr support over the past couple of months.
"I know it has been rough, I also know that without your cooperation things could have been a lot worse," he said. "I want to encourage you all to continue practicing safety precautions and be considerate to others. When going out of town please be especially cautious of your surroundings and practice good hygiene. It is by this that we can continue to get back to fully opening our community."
His complete statement is post below.
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