Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia extended the Chambers County COVID-19 restrictions through April 30 in an executive order Monday.

In a minor adjustment to the previous order, he also prohibited businesses from allowing self-service of ready-to-eat food. This prohibits buffets and self-service drink dispensers.

The county has now reported five persons confirmed to be infected with the virus.

The Chambers County Health Department reported Monday that there is no apparent connection between the five cases and they have not discovered any potential common point of infection.

Chambers County has tested about 100 people for the virus so far, which includes the five positive results, people who tested negative for the virus, and other cases that are still awaiting results.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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