All bars and nightclubs in Harris County, including those in the county's unincorporated areas, have been ordered to shut down in order to maintain social distancing
for 15 days.
Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie Christensen said a hotline has been set up for people to report any sightings of overcrowding at bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
She also said citations carrying up to a $2,000 fine may be issued.Montgomery County
While Montgomery County area-restaurants and bars were still allowed to operate, county authorities ordered occupancy to be reduced to 50 people or less, and tables have to be spaced at least 10 feet apart. Movie theaters are limited to 25 people or less per screen.Fort Bend County
The order to close bars, nightclubs, and restaurants without drive-thru services in Fort Bend County will take effect at midnight Wednesday and will continue for at least 15 days, similar to orders in other counties. County Judge KP George issued the order Tuesday, March 17. Take-out, delivery, and drive-thru services will still be allowed to operate.Galveston County
Restaurant dining areas were also ordered closed beginning at 5 a.m. on March 18. Take-out, delivery, and drive-thru services will still be allowed to operate.Brazoria County
No orders to reduce service, hours, or capacity.Waller County
No orders to reduce service, hours, or capacity.
No orders to reduce service, hours, or capacity.Chambers County
The county issued a disaster declaration on Thursday, March 12 and a curfew has been ordered for anyone under 18 who are not in school.