Watch today's press conference from the Victoria Emergency Management Meeting in the Facebook live video above filmed by KIXS 108.

Today's meeting included a discussion about Governor Abbott's reopen safely orders for the state of Texas which remove the ability for local officials to make changes to the state orders at the local level. Victoria's local reopen safe orders will expire this week and the Governor's new order for the state will kick-in on Friday. That order will take effect at 12:01 AM on May 1st. You can review the Governor's order at https://gov.texas.gov/.

Legally, the Governor's orders prohibit local jurisdictions from making any changes to the state's orders. Mayor McCoy gave an easy to follow recap in the video above. You can also listen to Victoria Fire Marshal T. Legler explain the 25% occupancy code for restaurants who are reopening in the video as well.

The Victoria County COVID-19 hotline remains the best resource for Victoria county residents who have questions about current orders. That number is 361-580-5796.

You can find a list of testing sites locations on our website and on the OEM website. Numbers will be updated after each meeting at Victoriatxoem.org

Friday's 3 PM meeting will be carried by Townsquare Media radio stations on social media.

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