Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Information

Coronavirus (COVID19) Information

A message from mayor Joe Zimmerman: March 25

Fort Bend county has issued “stay home, work safe” orders through April 3. The actions taken by Fort Bend County and other counties and cities in the greater Houston region have not been taken lightly.  Covid-19 is a serious public health threat and community spread of the disease is occurring in the region. All residents should take these orders seriously.

Fort Bend County, Sugar Land and our other cities in Fort Bend county worked with Harris County, the city of Houston and other Harris County cities to balance the risk of imposing additional economic restrictions against that of overwhelming the healthcare system because of the continued spread of the covid-19 virus.  The county’s order ensures essential businesses remain open. Essential businesses are those people need to use daily, including hospitals and clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, gas stations, restaurant take-out and delivery, day cares for essential employees, hardware stores, and more. Visit the county’s website for the complete order that includes a comprehensive listing of essential businesses

Residents may leave their homes to go for walks or runs, but should practice social distancing of 6-feet to prevent the spread of this disease. The city’s parks remain open, but playgrounds, restrooms, pavilions and other parks facilities are closed.  A list of city closures is posted at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1963/CancelationsClosures.

The city continues to work closely with the health department and Sugar Land’s local health authority and meet on a daily basis to ensure city leaders have all the facts and make decisions based on advice from health experts. For accurate and reliable information, please be sure to visit the following resources. They are the authoritative sources of information:

Please also check the Fort Bend County COVID-19 Response Hub at https://covid-19-fort-bend-county-response-fbcgis.hub.arcgis.com/ .

Update from the County Judge: March 24, 4:30 p.m.

County Judge KP George, In coordination with Fort Bend County Mayors and the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Director, Dr. Jacquelyn Minter, has issued a Stay at Home Order effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

The Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Department is managing the local response.

The city continues to work closely with the health department and Sugar Land’s local health authority and meet on a daily basis to ensure city leaders have all the facts and make decisions based on advice from health experts

For questions about this order

We ask that you don’t call our dispatch center with your questions/concerns about the Fort Bend County Judge’s ‘STAY HOME TO SAVE LIVES’ order.

Please call 281-633-7795 or email: Fbcovid19@fortbendcountytx.gov.

COVID-19 Fort Bend County Response

Information, maps and resources about the coronavirus response for Fort Bend County.