PANDEMIC - VIOLATION - FELONY OFFENSE

Diagnosed Positive - Required to Quarantine and DO NOT
 

Texas Declaration of Public Health Disaster:  March 19, 2020

 

Texas Health and Safety code Section 81.085(h):
Sec. 81.085. AREA QUARANTINE; CRIMINAL PENALTY. (h) A person commits an offense
if the person knowingly fails or refuses to obey a rule, order, or instruction of the department
or an order or instruction of a health authority issued under a department rule and published
during an area quarantine under this section. An offense under this subsection is a felony of
the third degree.