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Staff Reports

Bailey County issued a declaration of local state of disaster due to public health emergency this week.

The declaration was signed on Wednesday and stands for seven days. Its expiration is March 25, unless the Bailey County Commissioners grant approval to extend it or County Judge Sherri Harrison terminates it. The declaration also activates the county’s emergency plan and allows it the opportunity to receive state and/or federal aid.

Gatherings are mandated to not exceed 50 people. This excludes churches and schools, though both types of entities in Muleshoe already have precautions in place to abide by those recommendations.

The declaration also states that intentional or knowingly violating the declaration can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time.

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