March 6, 2020 4:34 PM
Seabrook Office of Emergency Services is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
The City of Seabrook Office of Emergency Services is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to communicate with Harris County Public Health, the Harris County Office of Emergency Management and Texas Health and Human Services. The EOC is at Level 2- Partial Activation.
Please check back periodically for the Latest Updates below.
Latest Update: March 24, 2020 6:51 PM
Dear Seabrook Residents and Businesses,
Download Stay Home Work Safe Order
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
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March 19, 2020 6:52 PM
City of Seabrook facilities close to the public with continued service to the community
The health and well-being of our residents, visitors, and staff is a top priority for the City of Seabrook, therefore, all city facilities will be temporarily closed to the public starting Friday, March 20, 2020. This decision was made as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Facilities that will close to public access will include City Hall and Municipal Court, Public Works and the Building Department, and the Animal Shelter. The Seabrook Police Department lobby will remain open. Most city services will not be impacted by these public access closures.
All essential services such as police, fire, EMS, trash and recycling collection, and water and wastewater services, will continue; some non-essential services may be suspended. Additional information regarding city services can be viewed below.
Emergency services will be maintained. Some non-essential services may be suspended.
Seabrook Police Department will continue to operate with current shifts providing police services to the community.
-- Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of officers, dispatch and civilian staff.
-- As a reminder, please DO NOT inundate 911 with non-emergency requests for service. Call the non-emergency line at (281) 291-5610 and wait for the prompts to connect with dispatch.
-- The Animal Shelter will be closed to public access. For those needing assistance please call (281) 291-5644 or submit a request online at www.seabrooktx.gov/requests.
-- All in-person PD Open Record Requests have been suspended. Those needing an Open Records Request may do so online, by mail or by email. More information about Open Records and how to submit a request can be found at online www.seabrooktx.gov/recordsrequest
Seabrook Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will continue to operate with current shifts providing emergency medical care to the community.
-- Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of our paramedics.
-- Calls for service will be screened.
-- The community is respectfully asked to only request service in an emergency. If you have signs of illness that are not life-threating please contact your primary care physician first.
Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) will continue to operate with current shifts providing emergency services to the community.
-- Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of firefighters and volunteer personnel.
-- The SFVD meeting room is not available for rentals or reservations at this time.
-- Municipal Court personnel will continue to conduct court business by offering telephone hearings or postponing in-person court appearances to a later date.
-- In-person payments have been temporarily suspended and payments can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/payments or by mail to Seabrook Municipal Court, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 or dropped in the overnight drop box at City Hall (same address). Please make all checks payable to the City of Seabrook.
-- If you have questions or need assistance you may email the court at email@example.com or call (281) 291-5674. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
-- Trash and recycling service has not been impacted at this time.
-- In-person utility payments have been temporarily suspended and payments can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/payments or by mail to Seabrook Utility Billing, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 or dropped in the overnight drop box at City Hall (same address). Please make all checks payable to the City of Seabrook.
-- Utility disconnects have been temporarily suspended. Late payment notices will still be released.
-- If you have questions or need assistance you may email Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (281) 291-5713. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Office of the City Secretary
-- In-person Open Record Requests have been suspended. Those needing an Open Records Request may do so online, by mail or by email. More information about Open Records and how to submit a request can be found at online www.seabrooktx.gov/recordsrequest.
-- Notary services have been temporarily suspended.
-- The Office of the City Secretary will continue to post any and all public meetings as mandated by Texas law. All public meetings are posted to the city website at www.seabrooktx.gov/agendacenter. Currently, all public meetings have been postponed.
-- If you have questions or need assistance you may email the City Secretary at email@example.com or call (281) 291-5663. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Public Works & Parks
-- The city’s water supply has not been impacted and is safe to drink and use. We will continue to monitor and test the water supply.
-- The city’s wastewater infrastructure has not been impacted and service will continue uninterrupted.
-- Outdoor city parks will remain open during normal operating hours.
-- All park restrooms will be temporarily closed.
-- Please be aware the City of Seabrook currently does not have the equipment, products or staff to continually disinfect our playgrounds.
-- Park pavilions cannot currently be rented or reserved and it is advised to avoid congregating under the pavilions or playing group/contact sports.
-- Code-Enforcement continues to provide services to the community and requests for services can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/requests or by calling (281) 291-5735.
-- If you have questions or need assistance with a building permit or permit application email the Building Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (281) 291-5638. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
-- All building and fire inspections will be temporarily suspended.
Office of Communications
-- COVID-19 information and updates will be posted to www.seabrooktx.gov.
-- Emergency alerts will be distributed through the Swift911 system and to social media. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts at www.seabrooktx.gov/alerts.
-- Media requests can be submitted via email at email@example.com.
Administrative and emergency management personnel continues to actively monitor, plan, respond and communicate during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
DOWNLOAD MAYOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1 COVID-19 CLOSE CITY FACILITIES TO PUBLIC ACCESS
March 18, 2020 3:08 PM
Message from the Mayor
The Mayor of Seabrook, Thom Kolupski, would like to address the residents of Seabrook on what the city is doing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Please take a moment to watch this short video.