For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 in McLennan County, you can visit

Cloth Face Coverings:

·         CDC is recommending the use of a cloth face covering to keep people who are infected but do not have symptoms from spreading COVID-19 to others. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Medical face masks are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.

·         The cloth face cover is NOT a substitute for social distancing. CDC continues to recommend that people try keep about 6 feet between themselves and others.

·         The CDC has guidance on how to safely use and make a cloth face coverings.


Disaster Distress Helplines:

·         SAMHSA: Need help coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to COVID-19?

o   Visit:

o   Call: 800-985-5990. This is toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support available 24/7.

o   Text:TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor.

·         Texas Health and Human Services: If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. Speak with a mental health professional for help dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, or worry 24/7 toll free.

o   Call: 833-986-1919.

·         Other Mental Health Resources:

o   HOT MHMR Crisis Triage (8am-8pm): 254-867-6550

o   NAMI Helpline (M-F 10am-6pm): 800-950-NAMI(6264), Text “NAMI” to 741741, or Email 

Chronic Conditions:

·         If you have a chronic condition such as Asthma, COPD, or Diabetes, be sure to check in with your health care provider by phone. Don’t delay taking care of your health. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is what’s in the news, but your ongoing health care needs are important and should not be neglected.


·         The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, both globally and to the United States. Individual risk is dependent on exposure.

·         Symptoms of COVID‑19 may show up 2‑14 days after exposure. The steps you should take if you think you are sick with COVID‑19 depend on whether you have a higher risk of developing severe illness.

·         Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

o   For more information on current levels of risk, visit the CDC website.



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            WHEREAS, the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of Texas, and other National, State, and Local Officials have declared the current COVID-19 pandemic an emergency;

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Texas has issued emergency orders on a statewide basis to protect the public during this public health disaster;

WHEREAS, McLennan County has declared a state of public emergency and issued appropriate orders to protect the public; and,

WHEREAS, I Charlene Dowell, Mayor of the City of Moody, Texas find it necessary to make the following findings, declarations, and orders to protect the public and the City of Moody, Texas from the risk of the COVID-19 virus during this period of emergency and disaster.

IT IS THERFORE DECLARED AND ORDERED in accordance with Texas Government Code Chapter 418 and Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 81 that a STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY AND DISASTER does hereby exist within the City of Moody, Texas.

IT IS FOUND, DECLARED, AND ORDERED that the Governor’s Executive Orders and the McLennan County Declaration and Order for the current state of emergency, which are publicized thereby and incorporated herein, are sufficient to protect the public and the City of Moody and that those orders are hereby adopted as emergency orders of the City of Moody and are to be enforced within the City of Moody. A violation of this order shall be a Class C misdemeanor and the penalty of this order shall be a fine of not less than $1.00 nor more than $500.00.

            IT IS FURTHER DECLARED AND ORDERED that the Emergency Plan of McLennan Counties is to be implemented as ordered thereby and that The City of Moody shall coordinate and cooperate with the implementation of said plan. This to include suspension of all governmental public meetings, gatherings, and other circumstances whereby persons may be in violation of Federal, State, or County emergency orders until said orders expire or are rescinded.  This prohibition against does not apply to necessary maintenance, repair, or emergency operations.

            IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that this Declaration and Order shall continue for a period of seven (7) days unless further extended by the City Council of the City of Moody, Texas.

            Signed(ON FILE) and Entered on APRIL 17, 2020.

                                                                                    CHARLEEN DOWELL

            MAYOR, CITY OF MOODY

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