What is the City of Sugar Land doing?

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WHAT IS THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND DOING?

  • Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s public health authority, continues to work closely with local, state and Federal health officials responding to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19.
  • The city has created this webpage to provide information resources for citizens. The authoritative resources for official information continue to be local health departments, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Sugar Land’s public health authority and emergency management professionals participate in briefings with the state to ensure we have the latest information.
  • We have activated our Emergency Operations Center, and we’re currently at an elevated readiness level.
  • The city is updating and reviewing emergency management protocols to ensure continuity of operations.

Safely and strategically restarting and revitalizing all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.

The city of Sugar Land is abiding by the provisions of the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas. The following services are subject to recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS. These protocols are available on the Open Texas webpage.

Update: October 7

Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. The Governor's Executive Order also increases the occupancy levels for all business establishments other than bars to 75%.  

Updated Guidelines

More information is available at open.texas.gov

Updated September 17, 2020

Per Governor Abbott's latest standard health protocols updates, the following may operate up to 75% capacity, effective September 21, 2020

Protocol revisions related to food service, no changes to operating capacity, effective September 17, 2020

Executive Order by the Governor: July 2

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are being updated consistent with this order and will be posted after noon on Friday, July 3, 2020.

The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10.

Executive Order by the Governor - June 26

The governor’s June 26 order requires bars and establishments that receive more than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages to close by noon today (June 26). Restaurants must revert to 50 percent occupancy levels beginning Monday, June 29. The order also requires any outdoor gathering of 100 or more people be approved by local governments.

More on previously approved openings, guidelines, and information on the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas is available at: gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas 


Resources

Emergency Notification System
Sign up and ensure you receive urgent community alerts from the City of Sugar Land.

Emergency Preparedness Guide
A comprehensive guide on what to do before, during, and after an emergency situation.

Infographic - Preventing the Spread
Downloadable informational flyer on steps to take to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  1. Additional Information including County and
            State Orders

    July 9
    • Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation (amending GA-27) suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas.
    July 2
    June 30

    June 26

    • Executive order by Governor Abbott limiting certain businesses and services
      The governor’s June 26 order requires bars and establishments that receive more than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages to close by noon today (June 26). Restaurants must revert to 50 percent occupancy levels beginning Monday, June 29. The order also requires any outdoor gathering of 100 or more people be approved by local governments.  
    June 25
    June 23

    May 26
    May 18

    May 5
    April 27

    April 22
    April 17
    April 12

    April 1
    March 29
    March 24
    March 19
    March 17
    • Mayoral Order issued and ratified by City Council to restrict restaurants and other food establishments to take-out, delivery or drive-through services only and close bars and other establishments that serve alcohol to close (including nightclubs, lounges, taverns or arcades and private clubs).
    March 13
    • City Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency