Mask Requirements

On March 2, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34.   GA-34 supersedes the governor’s previous executive orders pertaining to state mandated COVID-19 health protocols.  Specifically, GA-34 rescinds the state mask mandate and other state mandates such as business occupancy limitations. GA-34 will be effective March 10, 2021. Although GA-34 rescinds certain state mandated COVID-19 health protocols, it provides, “Businesses and other establishments may require customers and employees to follow additional  hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face mask.”  This provision allows the city to require enhanced COVID-19 health  protocols at city-owned establishments.

During a special session of the city council on March 5, the council unanimously approved the below updated policy and procedures for city facilities which will be effective March 10, 2021.

Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk)

  • Masks not required for patrons in facility, but recommended per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines
  • Maintain  mask & no-mask workout areas
  • No occupancy restrictions except for basketball court and KidZone
    • Open play restricted on basketball court unless members of same household
    •  KidZone  capacity restricted to 50 percent
  • No longer take temperatures of staff of patrons
  • Maintain  social distancing requirements in areas where lines or gathering may develop (front desk, locker room, etc.)

Library

  • Masks not required, but recommended for patrons
  • No occupancy restrictions
  • No temperature taken for staff or patrons
  • Maintain  social distancing requirements

Senior Center

  • Do not open to 100% occupancy immediately (provides more time for senior citizens to receive vaccine)
  • Reach out to senior citizens to determine interest in returning to senior center
  • Re-evaluate 100% occupancy opening in coming weeks

City Hall

  • Masks not required, but recommended for visitors
  • No temperature checks for employees or visitors
  • Maintain  social distancing requirements
  • Maintain  current occupancy and spacing for chairs in city council chambers

Service Center, Police Station, etc.

  • Masks not required, but recommended for visitors 
  • No temperature checks for employees or visitors
  • Maintain  social distancing requirements

Municipal Court

  • Follows protocols established by Office of Court Administration

Mask Requirement Poster (8.5 x 11)
Mask Requirement Poster (12 x 18)
Wear a Mask Posters (8.5 x 11)
Wear a Mask Posters (12 x 18)