Here is a recap of WEEK 1 COVID-19 for Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20, 2020:
FRI 3.13.20 President Trump orders major disaster as set forth in section 401(a) of the Stafford Act. City of Kemah expresses concern for safety and health of its employees and visitors. Mayor Terri Gale, Emergency Coordinator, Walter Gant and City Council being monitoring COVID-19.
SAT 3.14.20 First presumptive positive case reported
TUE 3.17.20 Galveston County Health District announces second presumptive positive case
WED 3.18.20 Galveston County Health District announces two additional positive cases. City of Kemah Disaster Declaration. CDC releases guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
THU 3.19.20 Governor Greg Abbott issues Executive Order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Texas. City Hall and Municipal Court are closed to the public until further notice. City of Kemah Disaster Declaration - Amended and reduced operations to only essential personnel.
FRI 3.20.20 Galveston County Health District (GCHD) announces services offered by appointment only. GCHD announces additional positive COVID-19 cases in the county bringing the total to 6.
Practice social distancing; please only go out for necessary trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, gas station or work; our HEB and Kroger at 96 and South Shore store hours are 8am-8pm, keep 6 feet from others in the store; HEB has placed blue decals on the floors to show what social distancing should look like according to the CDC guidelines.
Restaurant dining rooms, bars, and amusement venues are ordered closed by Governor Greg Abbott until April 3.
Updates are available on www.kemah-tx.gov, on social media, and the Next-door app; The Hart of Kemah podcast on clearlaketoday.com interviews with the good people in Kemah doing great things even during this pandemic.
Curbside pick up or delivery at local restaurants began today, Saturday, March 21.
In this time of COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to rest, get out in your yard for some fresh air, and have some fun with your family.
Kemah, a friendly, resilient coastal town where we rise up during times of adversity and always come back stronger and better than before.
Debi Hart, Director of Communication & Marketing, City of Kemah TX