Government Declarations and Press Releases

Bill Tracking

Social Services and Food Bank

Lee County Community Resources 

Association of Rural Communities in Texas
Information impacting rural Texas from various government agencies

Lee County COVID-19 Hotline

Questions: 866-686-7873
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

If no one answers, leave a message and your call will be returned.  Callers with questions about the COVID-19 disaster declaration and executive orders should call this number instead of calling the City of Giddings, the City of Lexington or Lee County.  Calls may be forwarded to other agencies or resources if necessary.  Call 911 for any emergencies.  This is NOT an emergency number. 

Disaster Declarations

Whereas, the United States Federal Government has decalared a national emergency and the State of Texas has declared a statewide public health disaster as a result of the COVID-19; and.... 

City & County, Declarations and Press Releases

City of Giddings

City of Giddings, Texas



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Giddings Economic Development Corporation (the "Corporation"), a non-profit corporation created pursuant to Section 4B of the Development Corporation Act of 1979, A1ticle 5190.6, Vernon=s Texas Civil Statutes, intends to undertake a project(s) to provide Emergency relief to businesses severely impacted by forced closures and restricted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and to healthcare providers whose operations are severely impacted by increased
demand and/ or extraordinary operating requirements and financial stressors due to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic; and to local internet provider ZOCHNET to assist with emergency installation and expansion of internet and telecommunications infrastructure, hereafter referred to as (the "Project").

The above-described funds comprise three projects: (1) up to $120,000 for business expansion and retention; (2) up to $30,000 for healthcare business expansion and retention; (3) up to $50,000 for the’ expansion of broadband and telecommunications infrastructure. No single award will exceed $10,000.

These funds are being provided at the directive of the Giddings City Council in consultation with the City Attorney and due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government directed forced closures, restrictions in operations, and quarantines that have severely and uniquely impacted the Giddings’ businesses, community, quality of life, and tax base. For information, contact the Giddings Economic Development Corporation by mailing inquiries to 118 East Richmond
Street, Giddings, TX 78942 or by email at

March 25, 2020

Lee County 

Lee County, Texas

Press Release April 3
Regarding the first 2 virus cases in Lee County and the Judge's order about infected individuals and self-quarantine

Order from Judge Paul Fischer -April 1, 2020
Requires individuals known to have or are under monitoring  for COVID-19 to follow direction provided by duly authorized persons, including public health officials, as well as information on Lee County Health Official Requirements and Recommendations included in the Order.

Press Release April 1
Information on the first known case of Coronovirus in Lee County

Press Release April 1
Cities in Lee County Respond to Governor’s Declaration

Press Release April 1
“Uniform Shelter in Place” order issued for entire State of Texas from Governor

State of Texas

State of Texas and Governor‘s Declarations and Proclamations

State of Texas – Comptroller for information about sales tax deadlines

March 31, 2020
Executive Order from the Governor

Federal Emergency Declarations

Federal Government Declarations and Response

National Legislation about Small Business
NFIB Response to House
NFIB Response to Senate