El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and Dr. Hector Ocaranza agonized over the historic 'stay home, work safe' order for days.
"This decision was not an easy one for me, for the judge, for any of us," Margo said. "We're dealing with lives versus livelihoods."
They joined other major Texas urban centers Tuesday, issuing the order telling El Pasoans to stay home to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
El Paso Times