Yesterday, Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason gave a “Coronavirus Update” for April 1, 2020.
In his update, the Mayor advised that as of 5 PM yesterday in Howard County there have been 53 tests administered, 11 are still pending, and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Thomason also addressed the closure of city parks and golf courses, noting that it wasn’t something they wanted to do but it was needed because people were not adhering to the social distancing guidelines.
Non-essential businesses are now closed through the end of the month as per Governor Greg Abbott’s recent Executive Order. Other than that, Thomason says that nothing has changed in the City of Big Spring.
According to the Executive Order, churches and religious organizations are exempt from the order. Churches can still meet for services, but are still encouraged to practice social distancing and only have single households sitting together. Mayor Thomason requested that local churches continue to carry out services as they have been, through social media and other options, but made it clear that this was only a request and not an order.
To view the full video update, visit: https://youtu.be/pnu9BiBqh94