City Reopenings

On Monday, April 27, Governor Greg Abbott signed Executive Order GA-18 that allows retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries to reopen beginning May 1 with a limited occupancy of no more than 25%.

To align with the Governor’s Executive Order, the City of Clear Lake Shores prepared a local phased plan to safely reopen businesses and city facilities in our community.

The City of Clear Lake Shores will continue to hold regular calls with the State of Texas, Galveston County Health District and County Emergency Operations Personnel to ensure the safety and health of our residents and businesses to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Beginning May 1st:

  • City Hall will reopen for walk-in business Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. City staff will continue to practice social distancing guidelines, sanitary practices, personal responsibility.
  • Beginning Friday, May 8, the swimming pool will be open to the public at 25% capacity. This will increase the pool user limit to 32 people. In addition, the new 2020-2021 member gate codes are in use. If you already purchased your membership, please check your email to view your new code.
    As a reminder:
    To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the pool will be open Tuesday - Sunday from 8:00 am. to 8:00 p.m. for exercise only until further notice.
    No lifeguards are present. Swim at your own risk and maintain social distancing.
    Furniture will not be available to the public.
    If you have a fever or don’t feel well please do not use the pool and self-isolate for your health and that of others.
    Pool memberships are available for purchase at City Hall during business hours. The City encourages all residents interested in purchasing pool passes to review the new agreement located at www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/clspool.
    For more information, please contact City Hall at 281-334-2799.
  • Green spaces at the parks will remain open. Park equipment will remain closed until further notice.
  • City Council and EDC meetings will continue to be held by video conference until further notice. The public will be able to join the video conference and offer public comments as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting. A recording of the meetings will be available online at www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/councilvideos. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel ‘City of Clear Lake Shores, TX’ and view the meetings.
  • All court dockets in Clear Lake Shores Municipal Court scheduled for May are being rescheduled to a later date. Clerks will be notifying individuals of their new date to appear. Please contact Municipal Court at 281-334-2799 ext. 206, 207 or 210 if you have additional questions.
  • The Children’s Library is open for book borrowing. Please use hand sanitizer upon entry and do not utilize the library if you are feeling ill.
  • Civic Club and Jammin on Jarboe events are postponed until further notice.
  • CLS Elections: Clear Lake Shores will postpone their May 2, 2020 elections until November 3, 2020 and will follow November 3rd election guidelines. 

Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries will be allowed to reopen with a limited occupancy of no more than 25%. Business owners are not required to open on May 1st, please contact them directly to find their hours of operation and availability.

Barbershops, beauty salons, nail solons, bars and gyms must remain closed until at least May 18. Aspens and Okies will remain closed for dine in service but will continue to offer takeout until at least May 18th.

On May 18, more businesses will be able to open at 50% capacity if data shows that the coronavirus spread is contained during the first two weeks of implementing these new safety measures.

IMPORTANT RULES TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW:

  • People and businesses should follow the minimum standard health protocols recommended by DSHS, found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus, and should implement social distancing, work from home if possible, and practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.
  • If you have questions about steps to safely open your restaurant, retail store or single-person office, please visit gov.texas.gov/opentexas to learn more.

The stay-at-home order expires on Thursday, April 30, 2020, but the gatherings of 10 people or less is still in place. We must remain vigilant, follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC and maintain social distancing.

The City of Clear Lake Shores is committed to keeping our employees, residents and visitors safe and minimizing risk. We all appreciate those who have stayed home, practiced good social distancing and more vigorous hygiene rituals.  The inconveniences of today will allow us to return to the “new” normal more quickly.

The City will continue to follow recommendations and guidance from Galveston County and the State of Texas and continue to assess the situation and will provide updates regularly about future impacts to the community through the City’s website and social media pages.

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