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In the wake of the latest national social distancing guidelines and increasing COVID-19 cases in the region, MCTX is working closely with local, state and national officials to implement proactive measures to ensure the safety of our residents.
Earlier today, Fort Bend County announced the restriction for restaurants to only provide take out, delivery, or drive-thru services as allowed by law and the closure of area bars and clubs through Wednesday, April 1. This updated order succeeds the initial order from Monday, March 16 which did allow limited dine-in options. View Fort Bend County Order
Harris County issued the same order yesterday, which went into effect 8 a.m. today, March 17 through March 31. View Harris County Order
To abide by these orders and to limit public gatherings to groups of 10 people or less, MCTX is implementing the following changes in operations:
“City officials and staff are closely monitoring all updates regarding COVID-19 in the region and is implementing necessary measures to ensure the safety of our citizens and staff,” said Interim City Manager Bill Atkinson. “Our emergency operations center is still active at this time and we will make changes if needed.”
* MCTX officials and staff follow social distancing guidelines at their Monday, March 16 City Council Meeting and at other internal meetings.
To help ensure that social distancing is implemented in MCTX neighborhoods, some Homeowners Associations have closed amenities and cancelled upcoming events/meetings. For more details on these updates, contact your HOA. Residents may get details on their HOA and property managers, by visiting the City website.
Residents who participate in the Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Program are still on schedule to receive pickups.
Some additional closures and event cancellations in the region include:
Fort Bend ISD is now offering Grab and Go meals at no cost to anyone 18 and under, and to students with disabilities without regard to age, at 11 campuses. For more details and locations, Click Here.
HISD, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, is also offering curbside pickup at 36 locations throughout the district. For more details and locations, Click Here.
“This is a difficult time and these closures might seem extreme, but it is very important to ensure that we take the situation seriously and implement social distancing,” said Mayor Yolanda Ford. “Let’s work together to fight through this crisis as a community and flatten the curve by following these guidelines and recommendations.”
To receive accurate and timely information, residents may sign-up to receive alerts through the MCTX Emergency Management website, www.MissouriCityReady.com and the MCTX Twitter account, Twitter.com/MissouriCityEM.
EOC officials reiterate the importance of practicing healthy hygiene habits and taking the following precautions to help contain this public health crisis:
Officials also recommend the following actions to those who are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem:
Individuals who are sick, and are experiencing symptoms like high fever, cough and respiratory problems are advised to contact their health care provider for guidance on next steps. Those without a healthcare provider should contact the Memorial Hermann Nurse Health line at: 832-658-6766.
Local agencies have also established phone banks to assist citizens with concerns/inquiries regarding COVID-19. See details below:
For Fort Bend County Residents:
For Harris County Residents:
For more updates and news, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).