July 2, 2020: Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.
"Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces. Likewise, large gatherings are a clear contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Restricting the size of groups gatherings will strengthen Texas’ ability to corral this virus and keep Texans safe. We all have a responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. If Texans commit to wearing face coverings in public spaces and follow the best health and safety practices, we can both slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep Texas open for business. I urge all Texans to wear a face covering in public, not just for their own health, but for the health of their families, friends, and for all our fellow Texans.”
Additionally, the Governor released a new video message to coincide with his Executive Order, encouraging Texans to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep their communities safe. The video can be downloaded at this link and can also be viewed on YouTube.
La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking Issues Mask Order effective Saturday, July 4, 2020
MASK ORDER is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, unless extended, modified or terminated early by the City Council of the City of La Marque.
On March 13, the Galveston County Health District announced its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in a Galveston County resident. The City of La Marque will continue to publish updates as they become available. Please register for News Flash e-notifications and Connect CTY Emergency Alerts at connect.cityoflamarque.org and follow @cityoflamarque on social media.
The City of La Marque is working with local, state and federal partners to closely monitor Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), formerly known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This is a rapidly evolving situation.
Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols
- CRITICAL HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR TEXANS
- SPECIAL GUIDANCE FOR TEXANS OVER 65
- NURSING FACILITY RECOMMENDATIONS
- CHECKLIST FOR INDIVIDUALS
- CHECKLIST FOR EMPLOYERS
- CHECKLIST FOR RETAILERS
- CHECKLIST FOR RETAIL CUSTOMERS
- CHECKLIST FOR RESTAURANTS
- CHECKLIST FOR RESTAURANT CUSTOMERS
- CHECKLIST FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS PARTICIPANTS
- CHECKLIST FOR CHURCHES/PLACES OF WORSHIP
- CHECKLIST FOR SINGLE-PERSON OFFICES
Governor Abbot’s report has additional resources, such as recommendations for movie theatres, plans for COVID testing, and an explanation of Statewide Contact Tracing Program for Texas. See the full report: THE GOVERNORS REPORT TO OPEN TEXAS April 28 2020
City of La Marque COVID-19 Notices:
- Read the latest news and messages from La Marque City Manager Tink Jackson at news.cityoflamarque.org.
- THE GOVERNOR’S REPORT TO OPEN TEXAS APRIL 27, 2020
- The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry’s ORDER TO STAY HOME March 23, 2020
- City of La Marque ORDERS CLOSING RESTAURANTS, BARS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
- CIty of La Marque Order - Bars and Restaurants
- City of La Marque Order - Entertainment Venues
- A letter to citizens from Police Chief Kirk Jackson
- COVID Statement from City Manager Tink Jackson
- La Marque Municipal Buildings Closed to the Public, Court Postponed
- La Marque COVID-19 Employee Interactions and Safety Policy Enacted
- La Marque City Council Unanimously Passed COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Ordinance
- First presumptive positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Galveston County
- La Marque - Declaration of Local Disaster - COVID 19
- La Marque - Ordinance - COVID 19
COVID-19 Recovery for Businesses
La Marque Economic Development Corporation is gathering resources for our local business owners. Disaster resources for employees and employers are on the way.
We are here for you and we mean business. Check our most current updates for COVID-19 business relief at COVIDbusinessrelief.cityoflamarque.org.
Galveston County developed a COVID-19 related resource list. Please see below for organizations prepared to help as of April 2, 2020.
For Questions & Testing Information
Galveston County Health District (GCHD)
Phone: 409-938-7221, Option #1
Hospitals and Healthcare
UTMB 24/7 Access Line
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Mental Health and Social Services
Gulf Coast Wellness Center (GCWC) Crisis Line
Resources for Assistance
St. Vincent’s House
Galveston County Food Bank
United Way of the Mainland
Resources for Businesses
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas
On March 19, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will aid in the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott:
- Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
- Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
- Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
The CDC’s website has resources including symptoms, older adults & medical conditions, travel, children and more. Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for the latest recommendations.
- What You Need to Know English (downloadable PDF)
- What you Need to Know Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- What to do if You’re Sick English (downloadable PDF)
- What to do if You’re Sick Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Symptoms of Coronavirus English (downloadable PDF)
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Stop the Spread of Germs English (downloadable PDF)
- Stop the Spread of Germs Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Community Mitigation Strategy English (downloadable PDF)
UTMB Health Resources:
UTMB Health has developed a website as a resource dedicated to sharing information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The site contains guidance for members of the communities served and employed by UTMB, including patients, students, our healthcare workforce and other employees. It also links to external sources for the latest information on this new disease threat. Please explore these pages to inform yourself, minimize risks and if needed, get care for COVID-19.
Implement limited re-use of facemasks.
- The facemask should be removed and discarded if soiled, damaged, or hard to breathe through.
- Not all facemasks can be re-used.
- Facemasks that fasten to the provider via ties may not be able to be undone without tearing and should be considered only for extended use, rather than re-use.
- Facemasks with elastic ear hooks may be more suitable for re-use.
- Facemasks should be carefully folded so that the outer surface is held inward and against itself to reduce contact with the outer surface during storage. The folded mask can be stored between uses in a clean sealable paper bag or breathable container.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.