What Opens, What’s Clsoed

SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – As we enter the weekend, we were given news, from the State level concerning Governor Abbot’s plan to reopen Texas.

Sadly, both the San Elizario Independent School District and all UIL sports are canceled for the remainder of the year.

Even though school is closed, you still have classes to take online. San Eli News wants to remind all students to study and attend your classes. If you’re an athlete, don’t forget to add in a workout routine each day!

Next year, San Elizario will be back, stronger than ever!

Medical/Hospitals

The first Executive Order issued by Governor Abbot concerned medical procedures.

All licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities shall postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition of, or to preserve the life of, a patient who without timely performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to either of the following:

• Any procedure that, if performed in accordance with the commonly accepted standard of clinical practice, would not deplete the hospital capacity or the personal protective equipment needed to cope with the COVID-19 disaster; or

• Any surgery or procedure performed in a licensed health care facility that has certified in writing to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission both: (1) that it will reserve at least 25% of its hospital capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients, accounting for the range of clinical severity of COVID-l9 patients; and (2) that it will not request any personal protective equipment from any public source, whether federal, state, or local, for the duration of the COVID 19 disaster.

Businesses

As for businesses reopening, the Governor’s second Executive Order states:

“Reopened services” shall consist of:

• Starting at 2:01 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, retail services that are not “essential services,” but that may be provided through pickup, deliver by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep in strict compliance with the terms required by DSHS. The DSHS requirement may be found at www.dshs.texas.gove/coronavirus

• Such additional services as may be enumerated by future executive orders or proclamations by the Governor.

State Parks

Additionally, State Parks, with limitations, is going to reopen.

Visits to State Parks will be limited to daytime use/visits only. You will need to make reservations and pay online as you will not be able to pay any entrance fees on site.

“We will continue to encourage social distancing and other best practices to avoid spreading the virus, and we will continue to advise our customers to know and follow local, state or federal travel restrictions and other guidance,” Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said. “Starting Monday, state park guidelines will include requiring visitors to wear face coverings, maintaining a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five.”

Schools

The Governor also announced that Texas schools would remain closed.

“The team of doctors advising us have determined it would be unsafe to allow students to gather at schools for the foreseeable future,” Abbott said.

The Texas State Teachers Association applauded a decision that “removes uncertainty for hundreds of Texas communities and, health experts say, will help slow the spread of the coronavirus. … Meanwhile, teachers will continue to work with their students to provide lessons and activities — remotely — as they have been doing for several weeks.”

Find out more with the El Paso Herald-Post

Ysleta, Fabens ISDs to comply with Governor’s order, set guidelines for end of school year, distance learning; Gov Abbott announces plans for reopening Texas in stages; El Paso’s COVID19 total at 451, DPH confirms 7 total deaths as of Thursday | El Paso Herald-Post

City Resources & FAQ | Direct link to ALL city closures | Department of Health Information site *** Ysleta, Fabens ISDs to comply with Governor’s order, set guidelines for end of school year and distance learning (4/17/2020) With Texas Governor Greg Abbott announcing that all schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, districts are releasing information regarding the end of year procedure and distance learning guidelines.

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