Latest COVID-19 information
In the past two weeks, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new series of executive orders as part of the state's public-health response to the spread of COVID-19 and as part of efforts to reopen the Texas economy. According to the orders:
- Citizens remain encouraged to minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household except to provide or obtain essential services or reopened services.
- People over 65 are strongly encouraged to stay home as much as possible, and maintain appropriate distance from any member of their household who has been out of the residence the previous 14 days.
- Citizens remain encouraged to practice social-distancing and good hygiene. Face-coverings are recommended in public but not mandatory.
Under certain conditions, several types of businesses were allowed to reopen on May 1. Others have been given a green-light for May 8 or May 18. We encourage everyone, especially business owners, to read the announcements from the Governor's Office
for more information, including the Governor's checklists
for specific types of businesses. Locally:
- City-operated facilities, such as City Hall, the Library, Recreation Center, Aquatic Park and Community Center, remain closed until further notice.
- With the exception of the annual fireworks show (location TBD), Liberty by the Lake festivities for 2020 have been cancelled.
- A wealth of local resources are available on the city's website for those in need of food or financial assistance.