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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City Issues Updated Declaration, launches Burleson Safe program

May 7 Declaration

Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-21 on May 5, 2020. On May 7, 2020, Mayor Shetter amended the City of Burleson’s disaster declaration to mirror the governor’s most recent order. View declaration. Reflecting the changes in GA-21, the City’s declaration will reopen: 

  • May 7:
    • Wedding venues, provided they do not exceed 25% occupancy for indoor activities (churches and houses of worship are excluded)
    • Wedding reception services, provided they do not exceed 25% occupancy for indoor activities 
  • May 8:
    • Cosmetology salons, barbershops, and nail salons, provided there are six feet of social distancing between work stations
    • Tanning salons, provided there are six feet of social distancing between work stations
    • Swimming pools, provided they do not exceed 25% occupancy 
  • May 18:
    • Services provided by office workers, provided they operate at five individuals or 25% of the total office workforce (whichever is greater) and maintain appropriate social distancing
    • Manufacturing services, provided they do not exceed 25% occupancy 
    • Gyms and exercise facilities, provided they do not exceed 25% occupancy and close locker rooms and shower facilities (restrooms may open) 

Like GA-21, the City’s declaration will mandate that people avoid visiting bars, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios, sexually-oriented businesses, interactive amusement venues, bowling alleys, video arcades, amusement parks, water parks, and splash pads. 

If you have questions about specific businesses, please contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 682-312-2780, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Facility Openings, Procedures, and Health & Safety Protocols

In light of the Governor’s most recent orders to re-open Texas, the City of Burleson re-opened most of their city buildings effective Thursday, May 7, 2020. View graphic.

The BRiCk and Senior Center are remaining closed at this time. 

Citizens are encouraged to:

  • Use online, contactless payment and remote support city services
  • Wear masks or face coverings inside buildings, but not required
  • Self-screen before entering buildings using most current signs and symptoms; do not enter if having signs and symptoms
  • Call ahead for specific departments or services to ensure occupancy and staffing needs
  • Wash/sanitize hands before and after leaving
  • Maintain social distancing inside city buildings
  • There will be a supply of disposable masks provided for voluntary use at the entrance to buildings with signage.

If taken, DO NOT dispose of or leave the mask in the building – you must leave with the mask. 

If you have questions on procedures or guidelines; or have suggestions, concerns, or comments; please call the Coronavirus Hotline at 682-312-2780.  

Burleson Safe Program

The city launched the Burleson Safe program earlier this week, which outlines a set of four recommendations to help businesses reopen in the safest manner possible. Businesses may enroll in the Burleson Safe program on the City’s website. By enrolling, the business will receive complimentary promotional items to make patrons aware of their willingness to operate safely. Additionally, businesses that enroll in the program are eligible to receive cleaning supplies and/or face masks at no charge. To date, 50 businesses have enrolled in the program, 25 have received their complimentary materials, and the city has distributed a total of 1,500 face masks through the program. 

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