UPDATE: City of Woodway declares local disaster

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WOODWAY, Texas – UPDATE: The City of Woodway has added an amendment to its declaration of local disaster.

The city said in a statement Thursday afternoon that in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the mayor has further limited the number of people who gather from 50 to ten, and has ordered the closure of multiple businesses – including nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, and massage parlors.

The mayor continues to stress social distancing in order to flatten the curve.

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The City of Woodway has amended their declaration of local disaster .

Gatherings of 10 or more are now prohibited as opposed to the earlier order of 50.

This change goes into effect starting March 19, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

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The City of Woodway has declared a formal local disaster emergency in response to COVID-19.

Although the disease has not yet peaked in the area, state, or county, the city wants to be vigilant and take care of each other.

The city says they are working diligently to slow the spread of COVID-19 in McLennan County and this declaration will provide the necessary measures to do so.

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