Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and the Mayors of all communities in Galveston County, including League City Mayor Pat Hallisey, met virtually on Thursday, April 23 to discuss the development of guidelines to provide to Galveston County businesses and organizations for when they reopen per plans and orders from the State of Texas. Click here for the recommended guidelines that were developed. The guidelines are NOT a plan for reopening Galveston County. The reopening plan for Texas will come from Governor Greg Abbott and the governor has stated that it is unlikely he will allow local jurisdictions to rollout their own plans. If Governor Abbott’s plan is different than expected, the County Judge and Mayors will meet again to amend the guidelines and develop a cohesive community plan that works for everyone.
The guidelines are NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of steps/actions for businesses and organizations to take in order to do business. Businesses and organizations are strongly encouraged to take the guidelines and add additional measures as they see fit at their level to provide a safe environment for the public and staff. During the reopening of businesses and organizations, League City will be encouraging everyone to take personal responsibility. Residents of League City have done a great job of practicing social distancing and have excelled in flattening the COVID-19 curve through individual actions. As we reopen as a society, League City is asking all of its citizens to continue taking the necessary steps to protect themselves and those around them. This includes following the current guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and Local Health Authority, Dr. Phillip Keiser. This includes the recommendation that members of the public should be covering their faces or wearing masks when and where available when social distancing cannot be achieved.