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.)