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Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – COVID-19 forced Childress County Judge Jay Mayden to make changes for Childress County on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
“All business and indoor activities are limited to 50 percent occupancy until further notice,” Mayden said. “Religious services are exempt from this order, per Gov. Abbott.”
This happened because the trauma service area that Childress is part of exceeded 15% hospital bed capacity, which is part of Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 that went into effect Oct. 14, Mayden said. The order stated trauma service areas with high COVID‑19 hospitalizations are excluded from reopening.
The Childress County Courthouse is closed to the public as well. Mayden asks residents to call and make an appointment with a specific office if an appointment is needed. The courthouse office hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice, he explained.
“Before entering into the courthouse, you will be screened with questions,” Mayden said. “Please wait for the appropriate office individual to allow you in the courthouse. We thank you for being considerate of each office’s request.”
Mayden provided these phone numbers:
- County Extension – 937-2351
- Justice of The Peace – 937-6145
- Tax Assessor – 937-2232
- County Attorney – 937-6158
- Childress Emergency Management – 937-8446
- County Treasurer – 937-6271
- District/County Clerk – 937-6143
- County Judge – 937-2221
- Judge Sundstrom – 937-7047.