COVID-19


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The City of West Columbia is working closely with state and county health officials as we monitor the developing impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 


We encourage all of our citizens to follow the Official Brazoria County Facebook Page and the Brazoria County website for up-to-date information for our area.  These sites contain helpful information and resources.

       The City urges citizens to follow all recommendations issued by the                     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to be good neighbors                as we all go through these trying times.

Brazoria Co COVID-19 Info Line 979-864-2167

Non-health related questions 979-864-1898

Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

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CIVIC READY PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS:

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 05/13/2020 at 5:26 pm

Today, Wednesday, May 13, Brazoria County informed the City of West Columbia that we have two additional COVID-19 cases.  Again, we urge residents to continue to practice social distancing and proper hygiene.  Please be safe. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 05/11/2020 at 4:50 PM

Today, Monday, May 11th, the County reports 4 new COVID 19 cases in West Columbia. It is important that residents continue social distancing and practicing proper hygiene. If you are ill, stay home and contact your health care provider.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 4/09/20 at 2:41 PM

This is Laurie Kincannon, Mayor of the City of West Columbia.   I am coming to you to ask that you continue to practice Social Distancing of 6 to 8 feet and proper hygiene. Both of these methods are proved to deter the virus.  As we move into this holiday weekend, I request that you refrain from gathering with friends and family outside of the circle that you have been sheltering with. I know how hard that is. I miss my family too. This request is in the best interest of you, your family and our community. We will get through this. It will pass. I also ask that you stay Weather Aware this weekend.  Stay tuned to local weather sources as severe weather is anticipated across the state. May you have a blessed Easter. May God continue to bless each of you. Please stay safe.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 3/30/2020 at 12:10 PM   

This is Laurie Kincannon, Mayor of the City of West Columbia. Unfortunately, I have been informed that a West Columbia resident has tested positive for COVID 19. The individual is male between the ages of 30 - 40 and is recovering in home isolation. The City asks our residents to remain calm and continue to carry out the county’s Stay Safe at Home orders. Continue to practice social distance and good hygiene.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 3/25/2020 at 6:00 PM

This is Chief Paul Odin with the West Columbia Police Department.  Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta has issued a Stay Safe at Home Order which covers all of Brazoria County including West Columbia. This order will go into effect on Thursday, March 26 at 6 pm through April 3 at 11:59 pm.  Residents are advised to stay home except for essential tasks such as purchasing food, pharmaceutical needs and doctor visits.  Grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores and other businesses selling essential items will remain open.  Restaurants will continue to provide curbside pick up and delivery.  A list of businesses deemed non-essential in our public health crisis are listed on the Brazoria County website and Facebook page.  Residents are encouraged to do solitary activities outdoors such as walking, biking and hiking.  For the health and safety of all of our residents, we ask that you continue to practice social distancing, which has been proven to stop the spread.  Stay up to date through our city and county’s Facebook page and website.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 3/19/2020 at 11:59 AM

Governor Abbott’s Emergency Health Order requires schools, bars, clubs and gyms to close and for restaurants to offer only "to go" service effective 11:59 p.m. March 20 until 11:59 p.m. April 3, subject of extension based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and recommendations of the CDC.

 

Brazoria County website

COVID-19 Test Sites

Official Brazoria County Facebook Page

Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order March 26, 6:00 P.M. through April 3, 11:59 P.M. 


Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order  3/25/2020 

Examples of Non-Essential Businesses During a Public Health Emergency 3/25/2020 


Texas Dept. of State Health Services

Reopen Texas Guidance for Employers, Employees and Customers of Retail Services


GOV ABBOTT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 3/19/2020


Ordinance 677 Extending Declaration of Disaster through 5/11/20

Ordinance 675 Extending Declaration of Disaster through 4/10/20

Mayor’s Declaration of Disaster 3/17/2020



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

   CDC TIPS

FOLLOW THE CDC’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USING A FACEMASK:

  • Facemasks are not recommended for those who are well to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others or by health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).


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