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    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Governor’s plan to reopen Texas

    May 18, 2020

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced that child care facilities, massage and personal care services, youth clubs and youth sports may immediately reopen; that restaurants may open with 50% capacity immediately; that bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, zoos and aquariums may reopen on May 22, 2020 with 25% capacity; that youth camps and professional sports may reopen effective May 31.

    May 5, 2020

    Gov. Greg Abbott modified his executive order, GA-18, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, pertaining to the process of reopening businesses and the economy in Texas. The governor announced that barber shops, hair salons, nail salons and tanning salons would be allowed to open on Friday, May 8, while gyms and some other businesses would be allowed to open at 25% capacity on May 18.

    April 27, 2020

    Gov. Greg Abbott issued three executive orders, GA-18, GA-19 and GA-20, on April 27, 2020, pertaining to the process of reopening businesses and the economy in Texas. The governor announced that he would be letting his stay-at-home order expire as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020. The plan for reopening the state will launch in phases with the first phase beginning on May 1, 2020. Phase 1 allows certain businesses to open at 25% capacity.

    April 17, 2020

    Gov. Greg Abbott issued three executive orders, GA-15, GA-16 and GA-17, on April 17, 2020, pertaining to the process of beginning to reopen businesses and the economy in Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services also issued guidance for employers, employees and customers of reopened retail services.

    March 31, 2020

    Gov. Greg Abbott issued executive order GA-14 on March 31, 2020, pertaining to social distancing, minimizing social gatherings and in-person contact, and what classifies as essential services and activities in Texas. This order will run through April 30, 2020.

    All local orders and declarations issued

  • If residents have any questions about these orders, they can call (979) 209-5100 and speak to a representative who can assist them.
  • Operation Restart

    operation restart iconBryan, College Station and the Brazos County Health District are teaming up to safely, quickly and effectively restart the local economy, without overwhelming local healthcare infrastructure.

    Based upon current guidelines provided by federal and state governments for the opening of America and the State of Texas, the Operation Restart Task Force is creating a Pandemic Ready Business Program that will help consumers feel safer and will lower the spread of COVID‐19 by utilizing and communicating the best practices for social distancing within local businesses.

    City of Bryan Facilities To Reopen (Limited Basis)

    Several City of Bryan buildings will soon begin reopening to the public on a limited basis. Members of the public are still encouraged to continue conducting business with the city remotely, where possible.

    All visitors to city buildings will be asked to continue practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet and safe hygiene. Additionally, all visitors will be asked to complete a questionnaire before being allowed to access city facilities.

    What’s Reopening?

    Municipal Office Building

    • The building will be open to the public for some in-person services on May 4, including Development Services.
    • The city’s Vital Statistics office will remain closed to in-person visits until further notice. Residents should continue to conduct business online or by phone at 979.209.5007.
    • Fiscal services will not accept in-person payments at this time. Anyone needing to make a payment may do so over the phone by calling 979.209.5080.

    Municipal Court

    • The Municipal Court building will open to the public on Monday, May 11. Anyone with questions before then should call 979.209.5400.

    Animal Center

    • The Bryan Animal Center will be open for regular hours beginning Tuesday, May 5, by appointment only. Please call 979.209.5260 to make an appointment.

    Police Department

    • The Police Department’s lobby will open to the public on May 4.

    Public Works

    • The Municipal Services Center will open to the public on May 4. Residents are encouraged to continue using the Public Works Call Center at 979.209.5900 to report issues.

    Parks and Recreation

    • The Parks and Recreation offices will open to the public on May 11.
    • Registration is available online or via phone by calling 979.209.5528.
    • The Cemetery office will open to the public on May 4.

    What’s Still Closed?

    BTU Office

    • The BTU lobby will remain closed to the public until further notice. In addition to the 24-hour payment kiosk, BTU’s drive-through remains open for normal business hours.

      BTU staff are closely monitoring the situation and will reassess processes as appropriate. BTU would like to assure our customers that we have a detailed plan to continue providing safe and reliable energy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Fire Department

    • All fire stations will remain closed to the public until further notice.

    Parks and Recreation

    • The following will remain closed until further notice:
    • City pools and splash pads
    • Pavilions
    • Bryan Tennis Center
    • Neal Rec Center

    Coulter Field

    • Coulter Field will remain closed to the public until further notice.

    Click on each section for details and guidance


    Parks Program Cancellations, May 1 – Sept. 30

    Aquatics

    • Swim Team
    • Junior Guard
    • Lifeguard classes
    • Water Fitness classes
    • SCUBA classes
    • Swim Lessons (Levels 4-6, Adult)
    • Event: Slide In To Summer
    • Event: World’s Largest Swim Lesson

    Athletics

    • Adult Softball Summer League
    • Fall Softball League
    • Softball Spring League
    • Thunderbolts Track Team

    Camps / Programs

    • Camp HERO
    • Summer Park Program
    • Middle School Sports Academy

    Neal Recreation Center

    • Summer I Camp
    • Summer II Camp
    • Event: Back to School Bash

    Events and Programs

    The City of Bryan provides a number of programs, activities and events to members of the community. If programs or events are canceled, they will be listed here.

    Current cancellations are as follows:

    • All jury trials at Bryan Municipal Court: All jury trials scheduled for March, April and May at Bryan Municipal Court will be postponed and rescheduled for later dates.
    • Appearances and Payments at Bryan Municipal Court: Any initial appearance date or payment due date of March 15, 2020 or later will be extended for an additional 30 days until further notice. All currently scheduled court dates occurring during the city’s closure will be reset for a later date. For those scheduled to appear during the closure, the court will notify you of your new court date via regular mail at the address you provided.
    • ASAP Basketball has been postponed until BISD facilities are available.
    • Adult Pickleball has been postponed until BISD facilities are available.
    • Start Smart Soccer has been canceled.
    • Bryan City Cemetery Clean-Up Day on May 9 has been canceled.
    • Pawpaloosa on May 16 has been postponed.

    To assist us in ensuring our programs are safe for everyone, we ask that anyone who has been sick refrain from participating in our programs and events. City staff reserve the right to ask anyone who could place others at risk of becoming ill to leave at any time.


    Child Care Facilities

    Texas Health and Human Services is providing updated guidance to the almost 17,000 regulated child care operations throughout the state – including new screening requirements for staff and visitors – as the agency continues to closely monitor the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

    Community Assistance

    Here are some options if you’re in need of advice or assistance during this uncertain time period.

    downtown bryan street view

    Small Business Support and Recovery

    Amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide our local small-business owners with a one-stop-shop where you can learn about and apply for federal, state, and local financial support and recovery programs.

    We want to make this process as easy as possible. That’s why we’re providing contact information for specific local experts if you need one-on-one help. We’re also making sure that these online resources are focused solely on the needs of small businesses, and that they are trusted and reliable sources of information.

    As Mayor Andrew Nelson has said, “We’re all in this together.” So, let us help you in these uncertain times.

    2-1-1 Texas logo

    Call 2-1-1 for questions about COVID-19

    2-1-1 Texas has trained professionals available to answer your questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and local relief efforts. Call 2-1-1 and select option No. 6.

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    Brazos Valley Council of Governments

    The Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) has several pieces of information on the coronavirus (COVID-19), including information for employers about unemployment insurance related to the pandemic.

    CDC Guidance on Wearing Masks in Public

    cdc face mask imageThe CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like grocery stores and pharmacies, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

    The cloth face coverings recommended are NOT SURGICAL MASKS OR N-95 RESPIRATORS. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

    The CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measures.

    picture from CDC of woman holding tissue

    Health Resources

    The City of Bryan is following the guidance of health professionals, including the CDC, Texas Health & Human Services, Brazos County Health Department and other appropriate agencies, in regards to the coronavirus.

    For information about COVID-19, including steps to prevent illness, symptoms and what to do if you are sick, please visit:

    Coronavirus updates from the City of Bryan

    BTU Board extends electric rate reduction to customers
    May 28, 2020

    BTU Board extends electric rate reduction to customers

    The Board of Directors of Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) voted to extend a rate-reduction measure, which was originally set to expire at the end of May. The reduction of the power supply adjustment by one-half will result in an approximate 15% reduction in electric costs for customers.

    Posted in: Articles, Coronavirus
    New COVID-19 assistance programs available soon
    May 26, 2020

    New COVID-19 assistance programs available soon

    Several new assistance programs will soon be available through the City of Bryan’s Community Development Department to help individuals and businesses with COVID-19 relief.

    How has COVID-19 Impacted Your Small Business? Take Our Survey and Let Us Know
    May 12, 2020

    How has COVID-19 Impacted Your Small Business? Take Our Survey and Let Us Know

    The City of Bryan is collecting information regarding economic impacts to our small businesses (under 500 employees) as a result of the coronavirus. Your responses are very important. They will be used to help guide city in preparation of a small business recovery plan.

    Posted in: Articles, Coronavirus
    City of Bryan buildings begin to reopen to the public
    May 1, 2020

    City of Bryan buildings begin to reopen to the public

    Several City of Bryan buildings will soon begin reopening to the public on a limited basis. Members of the public are still encouraged to continue conducting business with the city remotely, where possible.

    Posted in: Articles, Coronavirus
    BBC, College Station join forces for loan program to help small businesses
    April 27, 2020

    BBC, College Station join forces for loan program to help small businesses

    The City of College Station and the Bryan Business Council (BBC) have partnered with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments to create a Bridge Loan Program to assist small businesses that have seen a substantial reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Posted in: Articles, Coronavirus
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