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The 7/2/20 City Council Meeting has been postponed until 7/9/20.
In an effort to keep our community safe and situationally aware, I will continue to update the Mayor’s Message on the City’s website page. As you know from the media coverage, the cases of COVID 19 are increasing, and increasing at an alarming rate. Yesterday (6/24/2020) saw the largest increase in daily new cases since this event began – 347 new cases in Bexar County alone, and 5,551 new cases in Texas. And 25% of the new cases are in young people between the ages of 20 and 29. Needless to say, this is a troubling trend.
While I appreciate that everyone has COVID fatigue and is concerned about the economic and social impacts on this continuing situation, we need to remain vigilant and practice safe public health practices if we are going to beat this virus – and we will beat it if we work as a civil community and remember we are all in this together. Anger and lashing out at the officials who are doing their best to keep citizens safe is not the answer.
On Wednesday, June 17, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued Executive Order NW-10, with these additional measures taking effect as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, unless extended, modified or terminated early by the County Judge. This Executive Order shall continue the local disaster declaration and public health emergency for Bexar County for the period specified in this Executive Order and shall incorporate and adopt the most recent executive order GA-26 issued by Governor Greg Abbott on June 3, 2020, and any subsequent orders by the Governor relating to the expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
Key measures include:
From the date of this Executive Order, all commercial entities in Bexar County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy (“Health and Safety Policy”). The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.
The last thing we want to do is return to staying at home and closing business. If we can be good stewards of our community and obey these policies, we can perhaps find a compromise between staying safe and staying open. I urge you to cooperate with the public health measures and continue to take care of each other. Thank you.
Mayor Dee Grimm
Tuesday 3-5 PM, Wednesday 3-7 PM
Code Compliance/Building Permits at City Hall:
Monday 5-7 PM
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, City Hall is temporarily closed on Mondays only. For Code Compliance and Building Permit inquiries contact:
Code Compliance Officer
13065 Fm 1346, Saint Hedwig, Texas 78152, United States