NOW, THEREFORE, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, do hereby order the following on a statewide basis effective 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2020, and continuing through April 30, 2020, subject to extension based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC and the White House Coronavirus Task Force:
In accordance with guidance from DSHS Commissioner Dr. Hellerstedt, and to achieve the goals established by the President to reduce the spread of COVID-19, every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.
“Essential services” shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship.  Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).  TDEM shall maintain an online list of essential services, as specified in this executive order and in any approved additions.
At Harvest Baptist Church we will make every necessary effort to provide a safe, clean, and sanitary place to assemble for worship. We will make every effort to ensure safe social distancing and avoid personal contact with one another such as handshaking, hugs, etc. With this being said, let’s remember that as a local New-Testament Baptist Church we are called by God to ASSEMBLE. (Heb. 10:25) We would love to have you come visit. Please contact us for directions. 972-900-1632
Pastor J.D. Leake