News Flash

News flash

Posted on: March 20, 2020

CLS closures and cancellations


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 and currently following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Galveston County Health District and other public health authorities.

Here is a list of closures and cancellations that the City is implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

City Facilities

  • City Hall is open and operating under normal business hours. Please do not enter City Hall if you don’t feel well or have a fever. You may call (281) 344-2799 if you need to speak to City staff. The City will continue to assess the situation and will update residents regularly about future closures and impacts to the community through the City’s website and social media pages.
  • The Children’s Library is open. Do not go into the library if you are coughing or running a fever. Please use hand sanitizer upon entry.  The next Sunday Funday Family reading will be held outdoors at Jarboe Park on March 22nd.
  • Police, Fire, EMS, and Water/Wastewater external services remain operational.
  • We encourage residents to stay home and watch City Council and EDC meetings online at You can also subscribe to our Youtube Channel ‘City of Clear Lake Shores, TX’ and watch meetings there. Our next EDC meeting will be on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm. Please visit to read agenda.

Parks and Pool

City parks and pool will remain open during normal operating hours and will follow CDC and Galveston County guidance. Per Governor’s executive order, avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

Municipal Court 

Based on recommendations from the Texas Office of Court Administration, all court dockets in Clear Lake Shores Municipal Court scheduled for March, 2020 have 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.

Postponement of Clear Lake Shores elections

On Friday, March 13th, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster as there are more than 50 confirmed cases of the virus. In addition, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections. Clear Lake Shores will postpone their May 2, 2020 elections until November 3, 2020 and will follow November 3rd election guidelines. 

Upcoming events

  • Jammin on Jarboe: The first Jammin on Jarboe event scheduled for Saturday, April 4th has been canceled. 
  • Civic Club events: Meet the Candidates event will be in October 2020. For more information regarding Civic Club events please visit their website at
  • Sunday Funday Family reading will be held outdoors at Jarboe Park on March 22nd.

Clear Lake Shores Police Department 

CLS PD is assisting our elderly residents or residents with compromised health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are elderly or have compromised health and live in Clear Lake Shores or Lazy Bend, the Clear Lake Shores Police Department will assist you in obtaining emergency supplies, groceries or medications. Please contact the Clear Lake Shores Police Department at (832) 621 8142 if you require assistance. CLS PD does not have supplies to issue, but they will help by delivering your supplies to your home. The department  will try to assist you in obtaining your emergency supplies on a case by case basis, and depending on availability of those supplies. 

Bars, restaurants and other businesses in Clear Lake Shores

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 encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order. The following executive orders apply to Clear Lake Shores  and will become effective 11:59 pm Friday, March 20 through 11:59 pm Friday, April 3, unless extended, modified or amended. Read executive order here:

We must remain vigilant, follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC and maintain social distancing when possible. The City will continue to assess the situation and will update residents regularly about future impacts to the community through the City’s website and social media pages.

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