EPBA staff is currently working from home as the 'Shelter-In Place' policy takes place until further notice. For any questions or concerns you can reach us at:
A note from our Executive Director Rev. Larry Floyd:
Dear Pastors and Churches,
We are now under a stay at home, work safe that goes into effect Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The following is the article from the El Paso Times. Notice the fine involved for violating this decision. Please know that I will be available via phone, text, email, zoom, Facebook, twitter, and snail mail. The EPBA staff will be diligently working to keep up with the daily load from home.
Following other major Texas urban centers, El Paso officials issued a "stay home, work safe" that went into effect at the end of the day Tuesday in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, Mayor Dee Margo and health authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza are providing further details on their decision in a virtual town hall. Discussions intensified Monday on the need to take the aggressive action to protect citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The order excludes essential personnel, including emergency personnel, healthcare personnel, groceries, financial institutions, media, postal services, food delivery or pickup, restaurants for take-out only, home-based care, childcare and those performing essential government functions. Anyone who violates will be guilty of a misdemeanor and faces $1,000 in fines or up to 180 days in jail.
“We are committed to keeping this community safe and healthy. While the effort is aggressive, there is no question that it will be effective in limiting COVID-19 exposure to the public,” County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego said in a news release. “We all must realize that our actions and inactions could have a lasting effect on the entire the community, this order will help ensure positive outcomes for the health of El Paso.”