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City to set up checkpoint to enforce order
South Padre Island, TX, April 2, 2020: The City of South Padre Island will always put the community’s well-being first and will implement measures to safeguard the community. The County’s Shelter In Place order shall remain in place until rescinded, this will most likely be in place through the end of April but could extend into May.
Due to an increase in traffic that has been entering the Island and the numerous calls from concerned citizens, the City will now enforce a checkpoint that all vehicles will be subject to, beginning on Friday, April 3. In addition, extra cameras will be utilized to monitor traffic safety and beach activity.
The South Padre Island Police Department has worked with the Texas Department of Transportation, District Attorney’s office and other law enforcement agencies to establish this checkpoint.
“Unfortunately, there are hotels, vacation rental companies and individuals that have encouraged travelers to come to the Island and this is putting our community at risk,” said Mayor McNulty, “People spread the virus and everyone should stay home unless absolutely necessary. The County Judge’s Shelter in Place Order is very specific as to Essential Travel. If one decides to travel, it is in their best interest to follow the Essential Travel Orders.”
“We as a city are very thankful for the operators of hotels and vacation rentals that are following the Essential Travel Orders, as the sacrifice is great, but without it, the risks of a COVID-19 spread are much greater.”
McNulty also stated “The intent of the County’s order is to stay home. There have been many inquiries asking “if” they can do things and if you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t leave the house. This is not a time to be looking for loopholes in the orders. The faster we can work together with the faster this horrible time will be over.”
Anyone found to violate the Shelter in Place Order will be subject to a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail, per violation.
UPDATE: Port Isabel Mayor issues proclamation
with NEW restrictions, effective 4/2 5p.
NEW RESTRICTIONS regarding accommodations, numbers of persons upon any public roadway or waterway, boat ramp usage, shopping cart protocol, age restriction for shoppers, restrictions regarding trips outside the home, drive-thru and take out restrictions. [https://bit.ly/345ZN55]
When does Proclamation 2020-4-2-1 go into effect? April 2, 2020 at 5 p.m and shall continue until April 8, 2020 11:59 pm, or until rescinded or modified.
Short term rentals: are prohibited from entering a new rental agreement. Some exceptions apply.
Transportation restrictions: no more than 2 people are allowed in private transportation on a roadway or waterway.
Fishing: is not prohibited, but anglers must keep restrictions regarding transportation, boat ramps and time of day into consideration.
Boat ramps: closed to the general public.
Shopping cart protocol: no more than two persons can use a single shopping cart.
Age restrictions in businesses selling groceries or staples: no persons under the age of 14 are allowed.
Essential travel restrictions: residents encouraged to minimize trips outside the home, restrict the trip to one person, persons with odd-numbered license plates should shop on odd-numbered days, even-numbered license plates on even-numbered days.
Public rights-of-way regulations: no person shall be upon public rights-of-way including waterways (includes the Port Isabel Side Channel), streets, sidewalk, alleys and parks, at any time. Full proclamation text: -No person shall be upon public rights-of-way, including waterways (added 4/2/2020) streets, sidewalks, alleys and parks at any time. The presence of any person who is not essential to the function of a public entity or business, or who is not seeking medical attention, upon any public right-of-way between the hours of 11:30 pm and 6:30 am shall be considered prima facie evidence of a violation of this order (added 4/2/2020). Exceptions include: walking and running between the hours of 6:30 am and 11:30 pm in compliance with social distancing rules (added 4/2/2020), personnel essential to the function of public entities or businesses, and persons traveling to obtain medical care, medication, food, staples of daily living or other essential services.
11:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Being in a public right-of-way or waterway (includes the Port Isabel Side Channel) will be a violation of this order. Exceptions include walking or running in compliance to social distancing rules, personnel essential to the function of public entities or businesses, traveling to obtain medical care, medication, food, staples or other essential services.
Commercial business access: general public may only be upon its premises if they are seated in a vehicle. Some exceptions apply: laundromats, banks, hardware stores, medical providers, utilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, food service of takeout and delivery, exempted day cares, shipping/postal businesses, units of government, building work and landscaping.
Take-out restriction: no more than 10 people may congregate in take-out area, drive-thru and take-out must stay in their vehicles. Patrons on foot my stay 6 feet from each other. To minimize contact, payment is encouraged by telephone or electronic means and the order is placed on an open tailgate or vehicle trunk.
Previous restrictions effective March 20, 2020 6:00 am: remain in effect unless there is a conflict in which case this order shall supersede.