The City of Seabrook is required by law to abide by all federal, state and county mandated public health orders.
Texas Executive Orders
- Executive Order No. GA-18 Relating to Reopening Texas [April 27, 2020]
Governor Greg Abbott has announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow. The Governor also outlined special guidance for Texans over 65 and detailed a comprehensive mitigation plan for nursing homes in Texas. The Governor also announced a statewide testing and tracing program developed by DSHS that will help public health officials quickly identify and test Texans who contract COVID-19 and mitigate further spread of the virus. The Governor’s announcement is accompanied by Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas. This detailed report, available on the strike force website, helps Texans understand phase one by outlining the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations. The report also includes a series of Open Texas Checklists that outline DSHS’ minimum standard health protocols for all Texans.
- Executive Order Establishing Strike Force to Open Texas [April 17, 2020]
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he 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 minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen using a "Retail-To-Go" model, certain restrictions on surgeries have been loosened, and schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Executive Order to Safely and Strategically Reopen Select Services and Activities in Texas [April 17, 2020]
Starting on Friday, April 24 some retails services may reopen if they are able to provide delivery or curbside pickup options. Barber shops, salons and other services of this type are still not considered essential and may not reopen at this time.
- Executive Order for Essential Services and Activities Protocols [March 31, 2020]
The protocols renew the Governor’s directive to avoid eating or drinking inside bars, restaurants, and food courts, although use of drive-thru, pickup, and delivery is highly encouraged. The order prohibits visiting gyms or massage establishments, and expands to include tattoo studios, piercing studios, and cosmetology salons. It also extends social distancing measures to April 30, 2020, and schools will remain closed to in-person classroom attendance through May 4, 2020.
- Executive Order for Specific Travelers to Self-Quarantine [March 30, 2020]
Governor Abbott issued several self-quarantine edicts for travelers returning from certain locations within the United States. For complete details on which returning travelers are subject to these self-quarantine orders, see the Information for Travelers page. Review instructions for self-quarantined travelers on the CDC COVID‑19 Traveler Information Card.
- Executive Order to Strengthen Reporting Capabilities [March 24, 2020]
- Declaration of Public Health Disaster [March 19, 2020]
DSHS declared public health disaster in Texas because COVID‑19 “has created an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people, and creates a substantial risk of public exposure because of the disease’s method of transmission and evidence that there is community spread in Texas.”
Harris County Executive Orders
- Harris County-Owned & Operated Parks Close [April 8, 2020]
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will sign an order closing all county-owned and operated parks. The closures begin Friday, April 10th and will last through Easter weekend, prohibiting the use of county-owned and operated parks.
- Order Extension and Amendment [April 4, 2020]
The Stay Home, Work Safe order signed on March 24, 2020, is extended and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.
- Real Property Sale Cancelled [April 3, 2020]
- Stay Home, Work Safe Order [March 24, 2020]
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and local health authorities have issued an official order advising non-essential businesses to shut down and for residents to stay home except for essential activities. This order will go into effect today at 11:59 p.m., March 24, 2020, and will remain in place until 11:59 p.m., April 3, 2020.
CITY OF SEABROOK EXECUTIVE ORDERS
- Emergency Executive Order No. 2 COVID-19 [April 14, 2020]
Mayor Thom Kolupski signed an emergency order which will suspend the 15% penalty by TC 351.004(a)(3) through July 31, 2020. This order is in regard to Hotel Occupancy Tax collection.
- Emergency Executive Order No. 1 COVID-19 [March 19, 2020]
Mayor Thom Kolupski has now temporarily closed city buildings and facilities to the public.
- Disaster Declaration [March 13, 2020]
Mayor Thom Kolupski has issued a Disaster Declaration for the City of Seabrook to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property.