Galveston to implement greater COVID-19 precautions amid surge. Here’s what you need to know

City of Galveston
City of Galveston (City of Galveston)

GALVESTON, Texas – The city of Galveston announced that it will be implementing greater COVID-19 precautions to help mitigate the surge in cases.

The city recommends that all employees wear masks when they are unable to socially distance from others at work to help protect their health and safety.

The primary changes include the following:

  • There will be no in-person meetings held between staff. Meetings with more than two staff members should be held by phone or by Zoom.
  • Meetings with citizens will occur on a case-by-case basis, but all attempts should first be made to conduct business by phone or online.
  • City travel for conferences is suspended unless approved by the City Manager’s Office.
  • The public is not allowed above the first floor of City Hall or beyond the front desk at the Public Works Building without permission from the leadership of those areas.

As of Tuesday, the Galveston County Health District reports more than 5,000 active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The city will continue to encourage its residents to get vaccinated at its free vaccination event on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Fire Station 1, 823 26th Street.


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