BENAVIDES - The City of Benavides announced their citywide shelter in place and went into effect at 12:30 p.m.on Friday

According to the City’s order failure to comply with any of the provisions of the order constitutes an imminent threat to pubic health.

The order states that all public and private gatherings of any number of people outside a household or living units are prohibited unless for essential personal activities. Essential activities include grocery shopping, medical treatments for themselves or family members, engage in outdoor activity while practicing social distancing, work provided they are an essential worker etc.

The order will continue until 11:50 p.m. on April 13, 2020 or until it is extended, amended or superseded by Mayor Sijifredo Flores.