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The City of Burleson has issued a stay-at-home declaration by amending the city’s disaster declaration, the new amendments will take effect at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 and continues until Monday, April 13, unless extended by Burleson City Council. View entire Declaration, Continuation, and Renewal of Local disaster and public health emergency document.
How are these amendments different from the amendments passed on March 23?
Essential services are as follows:
Essential Health Care Services. Healthcare operations, including hospitals, clinics, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, other healthcare facilities, healthcare suppliers, home healthcare services providers, mental health providers, substance abuse providers, blood banks, medical research, or any related and/or ancillary healthcare services, veterinary care provided to animals. Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children. Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, and children. Healthcare operations do not include fitness and exercise gyms and similar facilities . Healthcare operations do not include elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures as established in accordance with this declaration, continuation, and renewal.
Essential Government Functions. All services provided by local, state and federal governments needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agencies to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public. All Essential Government Functions shall be performed in compliance with social distancing requirements of 6 feet, to the extent possible.
Essential Critical Infrastructure. Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation and other transportation network companies, and ride-sharing services that provide transportation services necessary for the performance of essential activities, essential businesses, essential infrastructure, and essential government function, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based Page 7 of 13 services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations.
Essential Retail. Food service providers, including grocery stores, warehouse stores, liquor stores, bodegas, gas stations, convenience stores, and farmers’ markets and other retail stores that sell food products and household staples, pet and feed stores. Businesses not open to the public that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences. Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery, take out, drive- in, drive-through or carry out. Schools and other entities that typically provide free services to students or members of the public on a pickup and take-away basis only. The restriction of delivery or carry out does not apply to cafes and restaurants located within hospital and medical facilities. Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers. Businesses that provide for the delivery of, or preparation of vehicles. Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home, including businesses providing mail and shipping and post office box. Businesses that supply products necessary for essential repairs and maintenance of a home or business. Hotel, motels, and shared rental units, except that all bars, cafes, or restaurants in hotels, motels, and shared rental units are closed except for pick-up and room service.
Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations. Social services and charitable organizations that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals; that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals.
Essential Services Necessary to Maintain Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Businesses. Trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal, mail and shipping services, building cleaning and maintenance, auto repair, warehouse/distribution and fulfillment, and storage for essential businesses. Plumbers, pool services, security services, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses. Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities.
News Media. Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services.
Financial Institutions. Banks and related financial institutions, consumer lenders, alternative financial services companies, sales and finance lenders, credit unions, appraisers, and title companies. As much business as possible shall be conducted with web-based technology to limit in-person contact.
Real Estate Transactions. Services related to current real estate transactions. As much business as possible shall be conducted with web-based technology to limit in- person contact.
Childcare Services. Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees who perform Essential Activities or work for an Essential Business to work as permitted.
Animal Shelters, Zoos, and Other Businesses that Maintain Live Animals. Businesses that maintain and care for live animals are not permitted to allow any visitors or patrons but may continue to operate to the extent necessary to provide the necessary care for the animals. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a non-employee from entering the premises to perform a health care services or another Essential Business service.
Construction. Construction under a valid permit issued by a governmental entity.
Funeral Services. Funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries may operate but no more than ten non-employees may be present at the same time.
Worship Services. No in-person worship services are permitted. Needed staff can attend to produce audio/video or conduct services for transmission.
Moving Services and Supply. Businesses that provide residential and/or commercial moving services and necessary moving supplies.
What can I do?
Move to another residence either in or outside the City of Burleson.What is still open?
Government Services: police stations; fire stations; jails; courts; garbage/sanitation; and water utilities.
Healthcare Facilities: hospitals; clinics; dentists; chiropractor offices; optometry offices; pharmacies; healthcare suppliers; mental health providers; substance abuse service providers; blood banks; and any other healthcare facility. These facilities are no longer allowed to perform elective medical, surgical and dental procedures and should only be performing mandatory procedures.
Food: Grocery stores; farmers markets; food banks; convenience stores; gas stations; and take-out, drive-through, and delivery restaurants.
Auto Supply and Repair and bicycle repair
Childcare services and home – or residential-based care for senior, adults or children
Schools: Public and private educational institutions, only for the purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions.
Utility services like water, sewer, gas, electric, internet and telecommunications
Garbage and recycling
Maintenance Services: Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning services, and others who provide services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and essential businesses.
Construction activity, both public and private
Animal Services: veterinary care; pet food and supply stores; grooming if necessary for the health of the animal; pet daycare, but only for employees of essential businesses.
Legal or accounting services
Hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities
Cemeteries and funeral services
Churches can conduct services via teleconference
Social services and charitable organizations
Airport and other transportation operationsWhat about childcare?Childcare services and home – or residential-based care for seniors, adults or children are allowed to continue operatingWhen does this start and how long does it lasts? The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 and lasts until Monday, April 13, but can be adjusted as needed.Can I use ride share or on-demand service or a taxi?Yes, but only for essential travel.Do your best to take social distancing precautions: cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze, use hand sanitizer, and wash your hands before and after rides, etc.Can I move? Yes, moving is allowed but is generally discouraged.How do I prove that I am allowed to be outside?At this time there is no requirement of proof that you are allowed to be outside your residence because the order presumes that citizens will adhere to their civic duty and follow the order for the greater good of the community. Up-to-date information and COVID-19 resources and questions: www.burlesontx.com/coronavirus.