Judge Hill Rescinds COVID-19 Disaster Declaration
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, I issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for Collin County in response to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, ongoing business closures and government-imposed restrictions have threatened the lives, livelihoods, and liberties of Texans; and
WHEREAS, on March 24, 2020, I declared that “All businesses, jobs, and workers are essential;” and
WHEREAS, constitutionally protected rights do not cease to exist in the midst of a crisis, and executive orders are (and must always be) subordinate to the provisions of the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, there are no county-issued emergency orders, forced closures, or government mandates in Collin County;
NOW, THEREFORE, I hereby rescind and cancel the Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for Collin County.
Proclaimed this 26th day of February 2021.
Collin County Judge