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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Reese Declares State of Emergency for City of Windcrest

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Windcrest response to COVID-19 virus

 

As many of you know, the President and Governor Abbott have declared emergencies as a result of the COVID-19 virus.   The primary purpose is the health and safety of the citizens.  Windcrest has a large number of residents that fall into a vulnerable group.  The leadership in Windcrest is dedicated to doing whatever we can to minimize the affects of COVID-19.   We are taking the following steps:

·       We will minimize public gatherings to include 

o   Canceling  the Movie in the park and gatherings at our Civic center.

o   The  Lions Club Casino Night scheduled for Saturday, March 14 will be rescheduled

o   We are taking steps to cancel group events at our Civic Center

·       The March 16 City Council meeting will go as scheduled with the follow guidance:

o   We encourage citizens to use the internet video to watch the meeting.

o   We strongly discourage anyone who is sick from coming to the meeting.

o   We will have hand sanitizer available for those who choose to come to the meeting.

o   We will change the configuration of the Council Chambers to allow for space between citizen.

o    We will strongly encourage “Social Spacing” actions including not shaking hands or hugging among other actions to maintain distance. 

o   Our legal team will be in coordination with the State Attorney Generals office to ensure we stay compliant with the Open Meetings Act during these unique times.

·       We have taken steps to limit solicitation in the City.  

·       Our First Responders have take steps to minimize the risk to them including procedures to limit contact.  

As of today there are no cases of COVID-19  in Windcrest not anyone in quarantine.  Our Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator, Dan Kramer will brief the Council and the public during our City Council meeting on Monday, March 16, I encourage you to watch the meeting or call him at 210-693-8197

 

Dan Reese

Mayor, City of Windcrest 

210-419-0099

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