Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency

Press Release
Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency
Friday, July 17, 2020
Contact: Christina Derr — cderr@cityofspringtown.com, (817) 220-4834
In response to Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Orders GA-28 and GA-29, Mayor Greg Hood signed a Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency for the City of Springtown yesterday evening, July 16, 2020. The Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency more closely aligns the City’s ongoing response to COVID-19 with those at the County and State levels.
The original Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency was issued by Mayor Hood on March 20, 2020, and was amended by the mayor on March 26, 2020 and again on May 1, 2020. The City Council voted to extend the declaration at its March 26, April 23, May 5, May 21, and June 23 meetings.
The Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Heath Emergency is effective at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, July 18, 2020, and will be in effect for seven days unless extended by the City Council. The City Council will consider action on the Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency at their regular July meeting, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.
In addition to bringing the City’s response to COVID-19 more closely in line with the most recent orders from Governor Abbott and Parker County Judge Pat Deen, other changes included in the Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency include the removal of previous restrictions that kept certain City facilities closed.
The newest declaration allows certain City facilities, such as the Springtown Public Library, to reopen. While the library is not currently completely reopened to the public, it is offering curbside service to allow patrons to check out materials and pick them up at the library. Public computers are also available for use inside the library by appointment only. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and expand available services at the library as it is safe to do so. The Springtown Legends Museum will remain closed for the remainder of 2020.
For more information about the Third Amended Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency and the City’s overall COVID-19 response, visit www.cityofspringtown.com/covid-19. Click here to view the document in its entirety.