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Travis County prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people

Friday, June 26, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

As cases of coronavirus surge around the state, County Judge Sam Biscoe issued an order Thursday prohibiting outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people, except as permitted under Gov. Greg Abbott’s GA-26 order. The limitation on gathering size will remain in effect until July 10. The order also notes that people should not socialize in groups greater than 10 and should endeavor to wear facial coverings when in each other’s company. Religious services, child care, municipal and county licensing services, youth camps and recreational sports programs will not have an occupancy limit. Swimming pools, water parks, museums, libraries, zoos and rodeos are not subject to this gathering ban, but must operate at 50 percent capacity. A violation of this order may result in unspecified criminal punishment or a fine of up to $1,000.

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