UPDATE City of Glen Rose Declarations related to COVID-19
Letter from the DSHS to Somervell County Judge
City Council Declaration April 29, 2020
Somervell County Attestation to TexasDSHS giving businesses the ability to open to 50% occupancy per Governor Abbotts Declaration the “Open up Texas”.
City Council Ratification Declaration April 13, 2020
Mayoral Declaration April 8th, 2020
The City Council of the City of Glen Rose has issued a Declaration CONTINUATION of Public Health Emergency effective April 1, 2020, at 8:00 am.
The governor issued a new executive order that supersedes his original social distancing order (GA-08). The new order extends through April 30, 2020. Also, he has closed all Texas schools through May 4, 2020, and that date may be extended.
Each city official should read the entire order (linked above), but in summary, the order provides that:
-Every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gathering and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.
-All Texans should follow the President’s and CDC’s hygiene guidelines.
-All Texans should avoid eating out, but take advantage of carry out and drive-thru restaurants.
-It does not prohibit people from accessing essential services or engaging in essential daily activities, such as going to the grocery store or gas station, providing or obtaining other essential services, visiting parks, hunting or fishing, or engaging in physical activity like jogging or bicycling, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID- 19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.
-Texans should stay away from nursing homes and similar facilities.
-Schools shall remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance and shall not recommence before May 4, 2020.
The City of Glen Rose has issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency.
Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens and staff. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall and all City of Glen Rose Office will still be conducting business via phone, email or by appointment only.
All Utility and Court payments can be made using our drop boxes one located in the parking area on the right and one located in the left rear corner of our building.
The Utility Billing Department (water payments, new water accounts, closing a water account, payment arrangements) call 254-897-2272 then dial “0” for the operator.
Permits / Building inspection / Planning and Zoning call 254-897-2272 extension 104 and 109.
Convention and Visitors Bureau call 254-897-3081.
Animal Control call 254-897-3113.
Oakdale Park call 254-897-2321.