A message from the Yorktown Mayor on COVID-19

By Bill B. Baker

Mayor, City of Yorktown

Yorktown Citizens:

Yorktown officials have been in close communication and collaboration with local, state and federal officials regarding COVID-19. Following these discussions, as the Mayor of Yorktown I have implemented the following changes: The City Hall lobby will be closed to the public until April 1, 2020. Prior to that date we will analyze all available data to determine if the City Hall lobby will remain closed. If you have questions you can call City Hall at 361-564-2611. You can also drop your utility payments in the City’s drop box which is located outside.

The Yorktown Public Library will be closed until April 1, 2020. Prior to that date we will analyze all available data and determine if the Library will remain closed.

The City of Yorktown Municipal Court has been postponed until further notice. Gatherings/meetings at the Fire Station have been suspended indefinitely for both the Senior citizens and for any other groups of larger than 10 people.

Current Reservations for the City pavilion have been canceled and future use has been suspended indefinitely for groups in excess of 10 people in number. If you become sick and believe you may have contracted the COVID-19 virus, you are advised to contact your local health care provider to seek further instructions.

Please call the facility before you arrive so personnel can take appropriate precautions. Keep in mind, testing kits are extremely limited and not everyone can be tested.

At no time is there any risk of City services being in jeopardy of discontinuation and City business will be operating as usual.

This includes trash collection, water and sewers services, fire department and law enforcement.  We are in contact and confident of the continued operation of Yorktown EMS.

The best resources for additional information are through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of Health Services (TDSHS), and our local DeWitt County Emergency Management Office.

These resources are listed below.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Texas Department of State Health Services - https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/ (For questions about COVID 19, dial 2 1 1, then choose Option 6. Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 days per week)

DeWitt County Emergency Management (361) 275-0878

As a last matter I urge you to be mindful of your actions and follow the guidelines as stated by local, state and federal authorities.

Remember everyone is susceptible to this virus and everyone should take it seriously. It is a time to be courteous with your actions and considerate to your neighbors.

Thank you and I wish you all great health.  

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