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NUECES COUNTY STAY AT HOME ORDER IN EFFECT:
11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 26-11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30

Corpus Christi Business News editors are reporting the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the Corpus Christi area. We have also gathered the most pertinent information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in one place for easy access.
COVID-19 started as a local crisis in a province in China. It has since become a global pandemic with major implications for even the smallest town in America. As a popular vacation destination and the home of the Nation’s Energy Port, the Coastal Bend will feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
To help our Corpus Christi friends and neighbors stay safe and keep educated about the coronavirus and its impact on the area, the editors at Corpus Christi Business News created this guide, which will be updated regularly with the latest news and links to the most important COVID-19 information.

COVID-19 REGULATIONS FROM NATIONAL TO LOCAL LEVELS 
PRESIDENTIAL GUIDELINES: Through April 30
Social distancing recommendation

TEXAS GOVERNOR ORDERS: Through April 30
Social distancing, no groups larger than 10, restaurants and bars drive-through, delivery or pick up. Update expected by Friday, April 3.

NUECES COUNTY: Through April 30
Stay at home

CORPUS CHRISTI INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: Through May 4
Distance learninng. Teachers back April 13 unless changed.

DEL MAR COLLEGE: Through the end of Spring 2020 semester. Graduatio postponed.
Online classes

TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI: Through May 18 
Online classes

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE
Symptoms for COVID-19, a cold, the flu, and allergies are similar but distinctive. Check this list for details

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL INFORMATION

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Know how the disease spreads.

GET YOUR HOME READY
Plan before an outbreak happens in your community. Here are CDC recommendations for how to create a plan of action, how to care for those at greatest risk, and more.

HOW TO KEEP THE WORKPLACE SAFE
CDC-recommended strategies to prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

WHAT DO YOU IF YOU ARE SICK
Call your doctor first. Corpus Christi established drive-through testing March 19 at the old Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital at 2606 Hospital Blvd. You’ll also find out how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.

INFORMATION FROM TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Follow the latest statewide developments on this website, which also links to CDC resources. Prevention measures and the current state count of coronavirus cases can be found on this page.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
For rolling updates on the global implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the WHO website.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you think you have the coronavirus, please contact the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200, and a representative will give you instructions. Check the city’s webpage for more information.

MAJOR CLOSINGS AS THEY ARE ANNOUNCED:
 
Texas State Aquarium
Art Museum of South Texas 
Harbor Playhouse community theater
Wings Over South Texas Blue Angels in Kingsville
• Buc Days Moved to November
• Texas SandFest moved to Oct. 2-4
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
• Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority Service Center
• South Texas Botanical Gardens
• American Bank transitioning to Motor Banks as of March 25. The lobbies of branches that do not have a drive-through, such as Corpus Christi One Shoreline Place, will be open with limitations at to number of clients in the lobby at one time.
Mustang Island State Park (park ranger reported "presumed" case COVID-19 on March 27)
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