Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel says the emergency management team of five county judges will not issue a stay-at-home order Wednesday.
They will issue a one page addendum to the current order. The addendum will order that only one adult member of a home can go into stores and mandates that retail establishments follow the orders or they will face penalties.
The emergency management team includes County Judges from Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Jasper and Newton Counties.
Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick is communicating from home where he's self-quarantining with his wife while she waits for COVID-19 test results.
The emergency management team said Tuesday it was considering a stay-at-home order that would designate certain business categories as essential and allow them to remain open.
Chambers and Harris Counties instituted such orders that took effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
A number of other counties, including Harris, Bexar, Dallas, Galveston, have put in place similar stay-at-home orders to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Greg Abbott has said he doesn't support a statewide order, preferring to leave the decision to local jurisdictions.