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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Update on State and Local Response to COVID-19

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The City has created a designated webpage for COVID-19 information including Schertz’s response, confirmed case counts by County, State, and County health services information, and current State and County orders. All of this information can be found at Schertz.com/COVID19

Latest Update May 18

Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase ll of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that remained closed under Phase l can now open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Additionally, the Governor announced that on June 1 public schools in Texas have the option to provide in-person summer school so long as they follow social distancing practices and health protocols laid out by DSHS.

By way of Executive Order GA-23, the following services and activities may open under Phase II:

  • Child Care Centers (May 18)
  • Massage and Personal-Care Centers (May 18)
  • Youth Clubs (May 18)
  • Rodeo and Equestrian Events (May 22)
  • Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcast Racing, and Skating Rinks (May 22)
  • Bars (May 22)
  • Aquariums and Natural Caverns (May 22)
  • Zoos (May 29)
  • Day Youth Camps (May 31)
  • Overnight Youth Camps (May 31)
  • Youth Sports (May 31)
  • Certain professional sports without in-person spectators (May 31)
  • Businesses located in office buildings may also open but must limit their occupancy to the greater of 10 employees or 25% of their workforce.

Opened services and activities under Phase II are subject to certain occupancy limits and health and safety protocols. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit www.gov.texas.gov/opentexas.

This executive order supersedes Executive Orders GA-21 and GA-22, but does not supersede Executive Orders GA-b, GA-13, GA-17, GA-19, or GA-20. This executive order shall remain in effect and in full force until 11:59 p.m. on June 3, 2020, unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by the governor.

Executive Order (GA-19) relaxes certain restrictions related to health care professionals and amends requirements related to hospital capacity. This executive order will supersede Executive Order GA-15 as of 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2020. This executive order shall remain in effect and in full force until modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by the governor. 

Executive Order (GA-20) eliminates the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for individuals traveling from Louisiana. Under GA-20, the mandated 14-day quarantine for travelers from the following areas remains in place: California; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan, and Miami, Florida. 

City events, programs, and services have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation and a full listing of closures and cancellations and city operational changes are provided on our News and Information section of the Schertz.com homepage. The City will continue to share regular updates with residents on Schertz.com, and the City’s Facebook page.

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