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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:
A. 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:
B. Police, Fire, EMS, and Water/Wastewater external services remain operational. Police have adjusted scheduling and equipment usage and also implemented sanitizing of vehicles before/after shifts.
C. AmeriWaste has implemented some changes to trash pickup. All trash must be bagged and they will not pick up loose items. All recyclables must be bagged in clear or see-through bags. This is to prevent workers from having to handle potentially contaminated waste such as tissues, wipes, cardboard, etc.
D. We encourage residents to stay home and watch City Council and EDC meetings online at www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/councilvideos. 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 www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/agendacenter to read agenda.
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.
City parks and pool will remain open during normal operating hours and will follow CDC and Galveston County guidance.
Based on recommendations from the Texas Office of Court Administration, all court dockets in Clear Lake Shores Municipal Court scheduled for April, 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.
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.
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.
On Monday, March 24, 2020, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry issued 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. Friday, April 3, 2020. Click here to read complete stay-at-home order.
Ordered by the County Judge of Galveston County:
All individuals currently living within Galveston County are ordered to remain at their place of residence. Galveston County residents may leave their homes only to perform any of the following essential activities:
Click here to read complete stay-at-home order.
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.