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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City monitoring COVID-19 developments

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The City of Galveston is taking precautionary measures to protect the public health of our community.

City staff is closely monitoring developments of the Coronavirus and participating in daily conference calls with the Center for Disease Control, the Galveston County Health District, the U.S. Coast Guard and other local partners. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galveston.

The City of Galveston does not have any permitted large events scheduled in the next two weeks. The organizer for the Causeway FunD Run scheduled for March 21st, 2020 has canceled the event.

The City of Galveston is working closely with the promoters of events scheduled in April and later to ensure plans are being made to mitigate risk. The City is also evaluating each event and its potential risks.

Again, the City of Galveston encourages residents to continue taking common-sense measures to prevent the spread of the virus. These include washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces, avoiding touching your face and staying home if you feel sick.

Based on the guidance of medical professionals, we recommend that people who believe they may be particularly at risk for this virus, such as the immune-compromised, make plans to avoid large public gatherings and to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact.

This is not a time to panic. Nor do we believe it is necessary to stockpile supplies. We simply ask that you take common-sense steps to protect your health and the health of others. 

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