On Thursday March 26th, Governor Abbott signed Executive Order GA-11, directing persons arriving by aircraft from certain specific geographic areas to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is stationed at commercial airports in major metropolitan areas to enforce GA-11. All other airports should provide the appropriate documentation to air travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the City of New Orleans.
Those documents include:
- Form for Arrivals from Areas Designated for Mandatory Self-Quarantine
- Mandatory Terms of Self-Quarantine
Before leaving the airport, travelers from the designated areas should complete the Form for Arrivals from Areas Designed for Mandatory Self-Quarantine. Upon completion, airport staff should send the form to DPS at email@example.com.
While the State and County have made Disaster Declarations, it is in the best interest of the City of Gladewater and its taxpayers that we, too, make a similar declaration. We want to provide proper acknowledgement of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on our city, and the desire to implement any necessary actions or resources needed for the benefit of its citizenship. This declaration will also better ensure our ability to recoup expenses endured for these measures through any available government relief programs. – Mayor JD ShippDisaster Declaration
On March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas certified that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster and, under the authority vested in the Governor by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, declared a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.
On March 18, 2020, the Governor issued a Proclamation suspending certain sections of the Texas Election Code, among others, to allow political subdivisions of the State that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to postpone General and Special Elections to the next uniform election date, which will occur on November 3, 2020.
On March 19, 2020, the City Council of the City of Gladewater at a Special Called Emergency Meeting voted to approve an ordinance to postpone the City’s May 2, 2020, General Election until November 3, 2020.
Starting Today, Monday, March 23 City Hall’s lobby will be closed until further notice due to recommended health directives. All of our staff are still here to help you and you are still able to pay your water and court bills online at cityofgladewater.com
This closure will not impact any City business from continuing. We are available by telephone at 903-845-2196 to assist you.
Court Extension 1
Utility Billing Extension 2
Permits/Public Works Extension 3
City Clerk Extension 4
Code Enforcement Extension 5
Airport/Cemetery Extension 6
Bookkeeper Extension 7
City Treasurer Extension 8
City Manager Extension 9
If you need to schedule an appointment for new water service please call 903-845-2474. Payments can be made online or by using the night drop box.
To reach the Police Department, please call 903-845-2166.
To reach the Fire Department, please call 903-845-2484.
To reach Gladewater ISD tax collector, please call 903-845-2436.
This will also apply to our code enforcement office.
March 18, 2020
Effective immediately, all public restrooms at the lake, parks and downtown are closed until further notice.
City of Gladewater Press Release:
March 16, 2020
Our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.
The City of Gladewater is following recommendations from the CDC to help reduce the gathering of groups of 50 people or more by taking the following precautions concerning the COVID-19 virus.
Court office to remain open. Court Trial Dates have been cancelled for the following dates:
March 17th and 23rd
April 14th and 28th, 2020
Defendants who are on any of these dockets will have court on May 12, 2020.
Library remains open at this time. All events held at the Library are postponed until further notice.
City-wide Clean-up date scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been postponed. New date will be announced when determined.
Rentals of City owned Baseball Fields and Pavilions have been suspended until further notice.
City is encouraging citizens to use on-line and night drop for payments of both utility bills and court fines. A PIN to sign up for online utility bill payment, or instructions for court fine payment may be obtained by calling City Hall at 903-845-2196.
The City will be monitoring the situation and will reevaluate our closures and policies as necessary.
Please monitor our Facebook page and City website for the most recent updates.
DSHS recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID‑19:
- Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
- If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
DSHS also recommends that you start practicing social distancing. Social distancing involves staying away from other people to avoid catching or spreading illness. It’s a fancy term for avoiding crowds and minimizing physical contact. This could mean avoiding concerts or weddings, skipping the handshake, and/or staying at least six feet away from others. For more information see the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (External Site, City of Gladewater is not responsible for its content.)