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Coronavirus COVID-19

35 Alerts
July 2, 2020 6:34 PM

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation...

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June 26, 2020 10:11 AM

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of...

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June 4, 2020 8:58 AM

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas

Effective June 3:
All businesses currently operating at 25% capacity can expand their occupancy to 50% with certain exceptions.
Bars and similar establishments may increase their capacity to 50% as long as patrons are seated.
Amusement parks and carnivals...

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May 26, 2020 3:14 PM

Governor Abbott issues proclamation expanding additional services that can open under Phase II

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open.

With this proclamation, water parks, recreational sport programs for adults...

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May 18, 2020 5:33 PM

Governor Abbott announces Phase Two To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional...

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May 5, 2020 6:42 PM

Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced some modifications and clarifications to his Executive Order issued on April 27.

In an effort to continue his plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Abbott will allow...

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April 29, 2020 11:35 AM

A message from Mayor Kurt

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...

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April 27, 2020 6:33 PM

April 27: CLS resident tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Clear Lake Shores was notified today by the Galveston County Health District that a Clear Lake Shores resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This makes the city’s second positive case of COVID-19.

For confidentiality purposes, the...

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April 27, 2020 5:11 PM

Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Executive Order GA-18 that explains the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Phase one will begin Friday May 1 and continue until...

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April 24, 2020 3:41 PM

Galveston County releases Recommended Guidelines for Societal Restoration

Galveston County, in coordination with the Local Health Authority, Dr. Phillip Keiser, developed guidelines for businesses and organizations to use as a reference for when the State of Texas allows businesses to reopen. The guidelines encourage each...

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April 22, 2020 12:47 PM

Mayor Otten and City Council extended Declaration of a Local State of Disaster to May 12

On Tuesday, April 21st, Clear Lake Shores Mayor Kurt Otten and City Council extended the Declaration of a Local State of Disaster to May 12, 2020. After the expiration of the Declaration, the City will continue to follow recommendations and guidance from...

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April 21, 2020 6:55 PM

Clear Lake Shores swimming pool reopens to the public under strict guidelines

The Clear Lake Shores swimming pool reopened to the public with strict guidelines to avoid group gathering and community spread among the population.

Pool will be open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with the following restrictions:

• Pool is...

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April 17, 2020 1:35 PM

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines.

Within the orders, select activities and services that pose...

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April 15, 2020 11:22 AM

SCAM ALERT: COVID-19 WATER TESTING

Local law enforcement received a report of individuals soliciting water samples from residents to gain access to their homes and information.

These group of individuals are posing as city, county or state employees, and are attempting to gain access to...

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April 14, 2020 2:36 PM

GCHD opens COVID-19 testing to anyone

Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-thru testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointment only...

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April 9, 2020 9:50 AM

City of Clear Lake Shores closes swimming pool until further notice

In an effort to control crowds of people gathering and community spread among the population, the City of Clear Lake Shores has closed the swimming pool until further notice and is in the process of taping off park equipment and smaller shelters. This...

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April 8, 2020 12:58 PM

GCHD to open COVID-19 testing site Thursday

Galveston County Health District on Thursday, April 9 will open its first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site for high-risk people who meet specific screening criteria.

The testing site will be open by appointment only Thursday, April 9-Saturday, April...

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April 7, 2020 6:19 PM

City of Clear Lake Shores resident tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Clear Lake Shores was notified today by the Galveston County Health District that one Clear Lake Shores resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This makes the city’s first positive case of COVID-19. For confidentiality purposes, the...

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April 2, 2020 1:39 PM

Mayor Otten and City Council extended Declaration of a Local State of Disaster to April 30

Clear Lake Shores Mayor Kurt Otten and City Council today extended the Declaration of a Local State of Disaster to April 30, 2020.

The revision was made in response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities...

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March 31, 2020 5:23 PM

Galveston County Health District announces 14 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County

The Galveston County Health District today announced 14 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 106.

To date, 1,156 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include...

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March 31, 2020 10:45 AM

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. 

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March 30, 2020 5:53 PM

Galveston County Health District announces 22 additional positive COVID-19 cases

Galveston County Health District today announced 22 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 92.
To date, 1,063 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include...

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March 25, 2020 4:12 PM

EDC approves program to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Emergency Business Retention Program will support small businesses in Clear Lake Shores impacted by COVID-19 outbreak.

March 24, 2020 1:14 PM

Coping with stress during COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your...

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March 24, 2020 11:56 AM

City Hall closed for walk-in business until further notice

City Hall will be closed until further notice for walk-in business. If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate department via phone or email.

March 23, 2020 8:44 PM

Galveston County issues stay-at-home order to reduce spread of COVID-19

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry issued today a stay-at-home order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The order, signed by Clear Lake Shores Mayor Kurt Otten, will be effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. ...

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March 23, 2020 11:41 AM

Galveston County Health District announces five additional positive COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: March 23, 11 a.m.
Galveston County Health District announces five additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 17. For more information, visit gchd.org/coronavirus

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March 20, 2020 1:06 PM

CLS closures and cancellations

Here is a list of closures and cancellations that the city is implementing to prevent the spread of covid-19

March 20, 2020 11:05 AM

Bars and restaurants to close per Governor’s executive order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott  issued four executive orders to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state. The executive orders require all Texas bars, gyms, and restaurants to close. Drive-thru, pickup, or delivery is allowed and highly...

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March 19, 2020 2:03 PM

SCAM ALERT: SOLICITORS IN NEIGHBORHOODS TESTING FOR COVID-19

The City of Clear Lake Shores has not authorized any company to go door-to-door offering to do home screening or testing for coronavirus-19.

If you receive this type of solicitor, do not allow the person in your home and immediately call the Clear Lake...

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March 19, 2020 12:00 PM

Let's support our local businesses

Clear Lake Shores is resilient, we saw it during Harvey, and we will get through this together! There are different ways we can support our local business during the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining social distancing:

Carry-out and delivery
Getting...

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March 18, 2020

Report price gouging

Have you encountered price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak?
Contact the Office of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-621-0508 or file a complaint online at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov

Remember:
A two-week supply of food...

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March 18, 2020

City of Clear Lake Shores declares Local State of Disaster in response to spread of COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Mayor Kurt Otten signed a Declaration of a Local State of Disaster. The declaration activates the City Emergency Management Plan and shall continue for a period of not more than seven days unless continued or renewed by City...

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March 18, 2020

A message from Chief Tracy Keele

The safety of our citizens and visitors has always been one of the key functions in our duties as law enforcement officers. As we are partners in our community, our role is vital to serving those in need.

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March 17, 2020

Clear Lake Shores monitoring the impact of COVID-19

In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of Clear Lake Shores is monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

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August 25, 2020 12:01 PM

Mayor Otten issues Mandatory Evacuation in Response to Hurricane Laura

Mayor Otten has issued a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of storm surge, heavy rains, and strong winds that would impact our low-lying areas.

Mayor Otten has issued a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of storm surge, heavy rains, and strong winds that would impact our low-lying areas. Mandatory evacuations will be ongoing throughout the day and early tomorrow and should be scheduled to...

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