In a news conference today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discussed her decision made yesterday to extend the "stay home, work safe" order for Houston and surrounding county areas, which was first issued in March.\nThe order will now carry on through at least June 10. Hidalgo assured Houstonians that the restrictions on them match those placed on Texans across the state by Governor Greg Abbott.\nHidalgo held a news conference today discussing her decision and the importance of personal responsibility.\n“Perhaps now you can go to the club. Will I be going to the club?” Hidalgo asked herself, and her audience. "No. It’s not responsible,” she answered.\nShe announced that Harris County, including the city of Houston, had passed the threshold of 200 deaths due to COVID-19 as of today.\nHidalgo laid out suggested rules for essential workers to follow when at work, as well as others such as senior citizens picking up groceries.\nJudge Lina Hidalgo to extend “stay home, work safe” order until at least Junehttps://t.co/LvbzAZWizp— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) May 21, 2020\nHidalgo stated, "[It's] not enough to call essential workers our heroes, we have to create an environment in which they're safe."\nThe order includes two sets of guidelines. One is for workers in public-facing businesses. The other is for workers in the manufacturing industry. It states public-facing workers should take a break once an hour to wash their hands. Manufacturing workers should be given a 15-minute break every four hours to wash their hands.\nEmployers who punish workers for wearing masks or trying to protect their safety will be “on notice.”\n"They're in harmony with state and federal guidelines," said Hidalgo.\nNEW: Harris County is reporting 90 new #COVID19 cases and 1 new fatality in Harris County, outside of the City of Houston. Stay up to date at https://t.co/2ukVna5hrO— Harris County Judge (@HarrisCoJudge) May 20, 2020\nThe official Harris County Judge Twitter account tweeted yesterday, "NEW: Harris County is reporting 90 new #COVID19 cases and 1 new fatality in Harris County, outside of the City of Houston. Stay up to date at http://ReadyHarris.org."\nThis report came the same day the judge made the decision to extend the "stay home, work safe" order.\nThis is no time to tempt fate.As folks settle into a new normal please remember we don’t have a cure, and people are still getting sick. Keep yourself and your family safe by social distancing as best as you can and avoiding unnecessary contacts.— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) May 19, 2020\nHidalgo took to Twitter on Tuesday, the day before her decision, with an important message.\n"This is no time to tempt fate," she said. "As folks settle into a new normal, please remember we don't have a cure, and people are still getting sick."\n"Keep yourself and your family safe by social distancing as best as you can and avoiding unnecessary contacts."