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Order Regarding County Employees Working Remotely
Nueces County, Corpus Christi
   
 
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WHEREAS, Texas Government Code Chapter 418, Section 418.108 authorizes the County Judge of a county to declare a local state of disaster, and exercise the powers granted therein on an appropriate local scale;

WHEREAS, as a result of COVID-19 the Nueces County Judge proclaimed a local state of disaster on March 13, 2020, such order being extended by Nueces County Commissioners Court on March 18, 2020;

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus spreads between people who are in close contact with another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes;

WHEREAS, COVID-19, continues to be an imminent threat of widespread illness;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the CDC the Delta variant is currently the predominant variant in the United States and is more infections and spreads faster than early forms of the virus that cause COVID-19;

WHEREAS, the rates of hospitalization rate in Nueces County due to Covid-19 is higher today than it was in 2020;

WHEREAS, in an effort to stall the spread of the COVID-19 and to safeguard the health of their employees and the public they serve, Nueces County employees can work remotely.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED BY THE COUNTY JUDGE OF NUECES COUNTY:

1. All Nueces County department heads or elected officials should evaluate their departments and determine which of its employees could execute their job functions remotely, away from the office setting.

2. In an effort to minimize any Covid-19 spread or to address employee Covid-19 positive cases, department heads or elected officials at their discretion may direct those employees that can execute their job functions remotely to do so.

3. All employees working remotely in coordination with their supervisor should document hours worked.

4. This order shall take effect immediately from and after issuance until September 30, 2021.

ORDERED this 30 day of August 2021.

BARBARA CANALES
Nueces County Judge

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