Dear Seabrook Residents and Businesses,
Together, we are facing an unprecedented state of emergency, not only in our city but throughout the greater Houston region, the state, the nation and even the world. We have had to cancel events, restaurants and bars have had to close their doors, our work schedules have changed and now we need to take it a step further and ask everyone who is not essential to please stay home.
I understand the stress and fear that these requirements are creating within our community. The coming weeks are very uncertain and the stress of the unknown brings many challenges for all us. But as I said, we truly are in this together and together we will get through it. But in order to get through this everyone needs to do their part and just stay home.
As a result of the Stay Home Work Safe Order being issued by Harris County, the City of Seabrook will:
- Close Pine Gully Park to vehicle access and the fishing pier will be gated off. Residents may still access the park by use of the trail system.
- Caution tape will be placed around playground equipment to prevent use.
- New park signage will be placed throughout our parks to remind park users to maintain social distance.
- City Hall and other city facilities will remain closed to the public. Many city services are available online at www.seabrooktx.gov or by calling (281) 291-5600.
- Emergency services such as police, fire, ems, and dispatch will continue to operate as normal.
- Trash and recycling will continue to operate as normal.
- Water, wastewater and other essential services will continue to operate as normal.
- The May 2nd Charter Election has been postponed to November 3, 2020.
The Stay Home Work Safe Order does not restrict you from obtaining necessary services and supplies for yourself and your family or household members. For example food, pet supplies, and any other household products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of your home. It does not restrict you from taking care of a family member or pet in another household. And under the order, you may continue to engage in outdoor activities while being mindful to keep social distance.
Please take some time to review the Harris County Stay Home Work Safe Order in detail (link: https://www.readyharris.org/Stay-Home). The order identifies what constitutes essential businesses such as government services, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, energy businesses, transportation services, maintenance services, financial institutions and other essential facilities such as gas stations, hotels, laundromats and even childcare facilities that provide services to the employees of these essential businesses.
The Harris County order will take effect today at 11:59 p.m., March 24, 2020, and will remain in effect through April 3, 2020. Residents who have questions about the order can email firstname.lastname@example.org and Harris County will do what they can to answer questions. City of Seabrook staff may also be able to answer some of your questions as well.
The Seabrook community is incredibly resilient. We have overcome devastating natural disasters in the past and together we will get through this pandemic. Please do your part and stay home.
Seabrook Mayor Thom Kolupski