Disaster Declaration Extended and Amended March 26, 2020

Press release

Disaster Declaration Extended and Amended

Friday, March 27, 2020
Contact: Christina Derr — cderr@cityofspringtown.com, (817) 220-4834

On Thursday, March 26, 2020 Mayor Greg Hood amended the City of Springtown’s Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency to bring it in line with the declaration issued by the Parker County Commissioner’s Court on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Following the Mayor’s declaration, the Springtown City Council met via teleconference and voted to extend the declaration an additional 30 days. The amended declaration goes into effect this evening, Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. A recording of the teleconference meeting is available on the City’s website here.

The amended declaration calls for the closure of all non-essential retail establishments including: “bars, lounges, taverns, vaping establishments, commercial amusement establishments, bingo halls, theaters, gyms, private clubs, hair and nail salons and barber shops, estheticians and related personal care businesses, spas, massage salons, tattoo and piercing parlors, tanning salons, residential meeting spaces, event centers, hotel meeting spaces and ballrooms, outdoor plazas and markets, malls and retail stores that do not sell essential household goods.”

A table showing the restrictions placed on each type of establishment is also available on the City’s website as part of the amended disaster declaration.

Under the amended declaration, restaurants must continue to keep their dining rooms closed but may still provide delivery, take out, and drive-thru services. Essential businesses must also continue to provide social distancing — six feet of separation — and all gatherings larger than 10 people remain prohibited.

“The amended declaration is not a ‘shelter-in-place’ or ‘stay-at-home’ order as has been issued in some of our neighboring counties and by other metroplex cities. At this time there are still only two confirmed cases in Parker County, and these actions are an effort to keep our number of local cases low,” Hood said.

To view the declaration in its entirety, please click here.