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Abilene Mayor Declared Limited Shelter in Place Through April 14



ABILENE, TX – Mayor Anthony Williams, along with other city officials, announced a Limited Shelter in Place, this morning, due to the growing positive cases of the coronavirus in our area.

Officials stated that Abilene residents should remain in their homes, unless engaging in an essential activity like going to work.

It’s still OK to visit local stores to shop for items like food, medical needs, and clothing.

As with the previous ordinance, gatherings of 10 or more people will be banned. This current ordinance also includes gatherings in private as well.

Restaurants are still not allowed to open their dining rooms, but carry-out and delivery is still an option for eating out.

Many area businesses will be able to remain open, with these exceptions:

  • Hair & Nail Salons
  • Tattoo and Piercing Studios
  • Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, and Other Entertainment Venues
  • Health Clubs/Gyms/Fitness Centers
  • Food Truck Events of More Than (1) Truck
  • Sexually-Oriented Businesses
  • Indoor Smoking Rooms of Tobacco Stores (retail still open)