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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Mayor Packer Urges Residents to Take Precautions to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Mayor John Packer is encouraging everyone to follow precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing face masks in public places, sanitizing your hands and practicing safe social distancing.

Governor Abbott announced on Monday that COVID-19 is spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas.  With hospitalizations on the rise within the state, Mayor Packer would like to remind residents to continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols established by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as Texas continues to open the economy.

  • Stay home if you are sick or don’t feel well.
  • Practice safe social distancing.  Maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals not within the same household.
  • Wear a cloth face covering (over the nose and mouth) when entering a business, or when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s household, especially in large gatherings.
  • Wash or disinfect hands upon entering a business and after any interaction with employees, customers, or items in the business.

Organizers of gatherings are asked to promote social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.  Restaurant employees are encouraged to wear face coverings due to the number of people they come in contact with.

“We need to all work together to keep the spread of COVID-19 under control.  If the numbers continue to increase at the current rate, the State, County and Cities may have to enact more strict orders which will slow down the recovery of our economy,” said Mayor John Packer.

COVID-19 information for the City of Marble Falls is available at  

Current information regarding the pandemic in the State of Texas, including case county and county trends is available at   To learn more about the Minimum Standard Health Protocols visit

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