DECLARATIONS & EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
On December 27, 2020, Guadalupe County (including the City of Seguin) were notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services that due to our Trauma Service Area's high COVID-19 hospitalization rate, additional restrictions have been triggered including the closure of bars, reduced capacities to 50%, and the postponement of elective surgeries.
Governor Issues Order Mandating Face Coverings Statewide and Limits Social Gatherings
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 throughout Texas, Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order on Thursday, July 2 making face coverings mandatory in Texas counties with 20 or more positive cases of COVID-19. View the Executive Order and Proclamation limiting gatherings.
Governor's Report to Open Texas
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued three executive orders on April 27 to reopen additional businesses and expand travel options. He also shared a more complete Open Texas Report.
Gov. Abbott issued three executive orders on April 17 closing schools through the remainder of the current school year, and taking his first steps to lift restrictions on closed businesses.
EO - Reopening Select Services / EO - Relating to Hospital Capacity / EO - Strike Force
Seguin Mayor Declares State of Local Disaster
Mayor Don Keil has declared a State of Local Disaster in Seguin in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This declaration authorizes the furnishing of aid and assistance and authorizes the city to take any actions necessary to promote health and suppress the virus. This includes quarantining people and buildings, examining and regulating hospitals, regulating movement in and out of the city, and fining those who do not comply with the City's rules.
The disaster declaration also recommends the size gatherings of all public and private events not be more than 10 people until further notice.
Mayor Keil also signed a State of Local Disaster Declaration on April 30, 2020 stating that the City of Seguin adopts the guidance put forth by the Governor of the State of Texas in Executive Order GA-1.
On June 26, 2020, Mayor Keil signed a city-wide mandatory mask declaration. Click here to view the declaration. Click here to view the ratification and continuation of the order signed on July 7, 2020.
Emergency Ordinance in Effect
The Seguin City Council passed an emergency ordinance on March 24, 2020 establishing a city-wide emergency in response to the novel COVID – 19 pandemic.
Effective immediately, all bars, restaurant dining rooms, gyms, movie theatres, bowling alleys, game rooms and other indoor amusement facilities must close to the public. The ordinance will remain in effect until it is lifted by the Seguin City Council or when Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifts the State Declaration of Disaster.
The ordinance calls for the immediate closure of all the following establishments and businesses:
- Bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, taverns, lounges
- Restaurant dining rooms (take-out and delivery will remain permitted)
- Health/fitness clubs, gyms, yoga studios, martial arts studios
- Game rooms, indoor/outdoor commercial amusement businesses
- Bowling alleys, bingo parlors and movie theaters
- Private clubs
- Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Beauty Salons and Hair Removal Services
- Spas and Massage Parlors
- Tattoo and Piercing shops
- Other social gatherings, including churches, whether indoor or outdoor, where 10 or more persons congregate and where the business is not providing an essential service
Click here to view the ordinance.
Guadalupe County Emergency Declarations & Stay at Home Order