Haskell Mayor Roy Carman is the latest locally to issue an order for minors to stay home within the city limits, with the language of the order mirroring that of the City of Benton. The order begins on Monday April 6th, 2020.
The order states that “a violation of the juvenile ‘stay at home order’ included within this Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency will adversely impact the City’s ability to protect the public health and safety from COVID-19 because the more people are outside and interacting with others the higher the demonstrated risk exists for spreading the virus unknowingly from an individual who many test positive for the virus, or who comes into contact with another person who has tested positive for the virus, or who is in fact carrying the virus.”
Exceptions are that a minor must be with a parent, guardian, or caregiver or be at work or going to work and just have a driver’s license. Order exceptions are going to/from medical appointment or assistance or getting medicine, contact with law enforcement or emergency personnel, performing work duties, to obtain food or supplies.
In addition, the order states that all playground facilities at the City of Haskell park will be closed, as well as the Community Center.
The order will be 120 days or less, unless it is renewed. The entire order is below.