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Details of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court order for a Shelter-In-Place effective 11:59 p.m. Mar. 25, 2020

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court approved an amended disaster declaration for Ellis County on Tuesday, Mar. 24 requiring residents to “Stay Home, and Stay Safe.”

The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order was approved 3-2, with Commissioner Butler and Commissioner Stinson in support, and County Judge Little casting the tie-breaking vote.

“We need to flatten the curve… it is my recommendation that we implement a shelter in place here in Ellis County,” said Dr.Leigh Nordstrom, The Ellis County Local Health Authority.

According to the Ellis County Local Health Authority, there are a total of 8 confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ellis County, with an additional 20 persons under monitoring (PUM) as of Tuesday evening, Mar. 24.

The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order from Ellis County is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020. This order will be effective through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 3, 2020, unless extended by the Ellis County Commissioners Court or rescinded by the Ellis County Judge.

For more information and a full outline of the order please visit:


Ellis County Press

208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125