To date, a total of 8,945 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Guadalupe County by the Department of State Health Services. Currently there are 694 active confirmed cases and 154 probable active cases. 6,713 cases have recovered. There are 34 COVID-19 hospitalizations at GRMC. A total of 52 deaths have been reported. Guadalupe County expects the number of deaths to increase due to the Texas Department of State Health Services webpage reporting 122 deaths. Due to the lag in the reporting, all of the deaths have not yet been provided.
What the City of Seguin is Doing
The City of Seguin is taking steps to deal with the health threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including cleaning and disinfecting City facilities. All events and activities on Coty-owned property have been canceled through February 28, 2021, and we are continuing to share information about the virus from trusted public health agencies.
Though offices are open, the City of Seguin wants to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of both citizens and staff. Individuals who are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever/temperature exceeding 99.6ºF, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) are asked NOT to enter any City facilities or buildings. Face masks/coverings are required to enter City facilities.
The following City buildings, offices and lobbies are open:
- ANIMAL SERVICES CENTER
- CITY HALL
- CITY MEETINGS
City Council has resumed in-person meetings. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. The meetings are open to a limited number of public participants and can be viewed via live-stream on the City's website. Planning & Zoning, as well as City Boards and Commission meetings, will resume meeting in person.
- CAPITAL PROJECTS/ENGINEERING
- CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
- DEVELOPMENT SERVICES CENTER
- FIRE DEPARTMENT
Station tours and public relations events will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Seguin Fire Department has implemented a process to screen patients when calls come into the 9-1-1 Center – which includes asking a series of questions prior to arriving on-scene, and wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to protect both the patient and the emergency technician.
- MUNICIPAL COURT
Dockets are being scheduled by appointment only. Due to space limitations, no jury trials are being held at this time, and there are no open sessions until further notice.
- PARKS & RECREATION
The City’s parks and trails are open, but citizens are expected to practice social distancing and have no more than 10 people in a group. Restrooms, ball fields, playgrounds, and basketball courts at all park facilities are open, including the MTR Skatepark at Park West.
Call 830-401-2480 for the most current information regarding reservations.
The splash pad at Park West is closed.
- The Wave Pool is closed.
The historic Sebastopol House is open for tours. Tours are available for groups of 4 people or less within the same family/household. Guided tours are held Thursdays through Sundays on the hour at 9, 10 and 11 am, and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Closed from noon – 1 pm for lunch.
Seguin Little League and the Seguin Youth Soccer League are suspending all games until further notice. The All Youth Sports League and the Seguin Volleyball League are resuming play. Please contact those sports leagues for additional information.
Starcke Park Golf Course is open to the public with tee times spaced out at 16 minute intervals. Tee time reservations are limited to four or less golfers. The Pro Shop is open to 4 or less golfers.
Water Recreation Reminders Along Starcke Park
Rivers and lakes have re-opened with proper social distancing requirements, however, the City of Seguin Parks & Recreation Department reminds citizens that recreational use of the Guadalupe River in Max Starcke Park is currently restricted in the designated "Restricted Safe Zone" by Court Order prompted by a spillgate failure on Lake Dunlap in fall 2019. Pole fishing from the riverbank is permitted, except near the City of Seguin Water Treatment Plant.
- SEGUIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Seguin Public Library is open. **Due to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Guadalupe County, library operational changes are now in effect. Occupancy is reduced to 50% capacity. All in-person scheduled January events are cancelled, with some events transitioning to virtual events. The 1st floor and 2nd floor is available with limited seating. Computers on the 2nd floor are available with every other station temporarily marked unavailable to ensure social distance. All meeting spaces are unavailable until further notice. Curbside Pickup and Self-checkout stations are available. Hours are: Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and closed on Sunday.
- SEGUIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
- SEGUIN EVENTS COMPLEX
As a result of rising COVID-19 cases in Seguin and Guadalupe County in recent weeks, Seguin Mayor Donna Dodgen has made the decision to cancel all events held on City property, effective Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021. This announcement includes bookings at the Seguin Events Complex, which will halt for the Coliseum and the Fairground facilities. Customers will receive full refunds for all facility bookings impacted by this public health emergency.
- POLICE DEPARTMENT
- UTILITY BILLING
The Utility Billing Office and lobby is open. Customers are asked to practice social distancing measures when coming inside the lobby. Utility customers can also pay their bills online using the City Hub customer portal, over the phone, using the payment drop box located across the street from City Hall, by mail and via the drive-through window.
- Service and convenience fees for online payments have been re-instated. The Utility Billing Office has also begun service disconnections and late fees for non-payment of utility accounts. For past due accounts, please contact Utility Billing at 830-401-2460 to make payment arrangements to avoid any disconnection of services.
- New Utility Service
During this time, customers needing to set up accounts for utility service can do so over the phone by calling 830-401-2460. Appointments can also be scheduled. Customers can also fill out a new service application online by clicking here, scan it or take a photo of it and email it along with the required documentation (copy of lease/rental agreement or proof of ownership and copy of valid driver’s license or Texas identification card) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deposits for new service can be made over the phone at 830-401-2460.
- Disconnect/Payment Arrangements
Based on the current COVID-19 situation, the City is willing to work with customers on flexible payment arrangements based on their specific needs on a case by case basis. Customers can call 830-401-2460 for assistance.
- UTILITY OPERATIONS CENTER