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Northeast Times | October 21, 2021

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Coronavirus Update 3/13/20

Coronavirus Update 3/13/20

City officials meet daily to discuss response to the Coronavirus pandemic and how it will effect City services. The City is following guidance of the CDC, Tarrant County Health, and other emergency management officials in our response. We have plans in place to provide continuity of government, although how you interact with the City will change for a period of time. We have two phases currently in place: (1) Actions Taken to Date and (2) Next Stage Actions we will take when the need arises. While we do not have a definitive date for Next State Actions, we believe these could be implemented as early as next week.

Action Taken to Date:
All Library programs are now canceled until further notice
All Parks and Recreation programming, including Senior Center events, are canceled until further notice
Citizens Police Academy suspended until further notice
Bunny Brunch event is canceled. Refunds will be issued in the coming weeks
Municipal Judge has suspended all court action until April 1
Additional cleaning of all touch points throughout municipal buildings (i.e. door knobs, stair case rails, elevator buttons)
Preparation of response kits for first responders (masks, goggles, Tyvek suits, hand sanitizer)
911 dispatch protocol to include screening questions
Initiated first responder protocol policies to keep first responders safe and in action
Hand sanitizers and department discussion of separation techniques/social distancing
Encourage electronic communication/business with the City (i.e. payment of water bill)

Next Stage Actions (when necessitated):
Require all water bills/building permits to be processed on-line. Fees will be waived
Close City Hall, Senior Center, Colleyville Center, and Library. Staff will remain at work but buildings are closed to the public. Interaction with staff will be via phone, email, video conferencing, etc.
Cancel or reschedule public events
Identify quarantine zones for staffing to ensure continuity of operations
Reduce garbage and recycling collection

The City appreciates your patience as we all work through this unchartered territory. Staff is here to serve residents and businesses. We encourage employees, residents, and businesses to obtain information about Coronavirus from official sources such as the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) and Tarrant County Health (https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health.html).

For questions or concerns, please contact the Fire Department at 817-503-1400.