Colleyville Mayor Signs Declaration of Disaster
Following the direction of Governor Abbott, Mayor Newton today signed a formal Declaration of Disaster for the City of Colleyville. Mirroring the Governor’s Executive Order, the declaration will take effect at 11:59 PM this evening (3/20/20). Most notably, the declaration limits the size of gatherings to not more than 10 people; limits health clubs, massage establishments, and salons to over-the-counter retail sales; closes theaters; reduces occupancy of commercial buildings and houses of worship; and requires all restaurants to provide take-out, drive-through, or curbside pickup only. It is important to note that the declaration allows for the continuation of grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, and daycare facilities. This latter group was specifically identified by the governor as “critical infrastructure.”
The City of Colleyville recognizes the challenges these directives impose. To soften the impact, Colleyville has mailed a $35 gift card to all homes within the community (see next article for details). Your cooperation is appreciated.