CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Denton County Public Health Press Releases (Updated regularly--Includes chart of COVID-19 cases on 2nd Page)
TARRANT COUNTY DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER
On April 3, 2020, Tarrant County Judge Glen B. Whitley extended the end date of the Declaration of Local Disaster issued due to Public Health Emergency due to the imminent threat of the widespread illness from COVID-19 by Executive Order to April 30, 2020. This date applies to everyone in Tarrant County including the City of Haslet and mirrors the recent extension of end date by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The entire Tarrant County Executive Order can be seen here.
HASLET CITY COUNCIL CONTINUES THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER PROCLAIMED BY MAYOR
At the Special City Council Meeting held by teleconference, with Mayor Bob Golden and all members of the City Council present by teleconference, Council approved unanimously to continue the Declaration of Location Disaster proclaimed on March 24th by Mayor Golden. The declaration states, "...The City shall implement and follow the disaster declarations, guidelines and restrictions imposed on the City by the State of Texas, and/or Tarrant County." Council continued the declaration to expire when the declaration from Tarrant County expires. Currently that date is April 7th but Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley could extend that date if deemed necessary. The declarations dictate Shelter In Place restrictions requiring non-essential workers to stay home except for trips to purchase food, medicines, to seek medical care, or to check on the welfare of others needing help. A partial list of essential and non-essential workers and businesses is linked below.
HASLET MAYOR BOB GOLDEN SIGNS DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER MARCH 24, 2020
Mayor Bob Golden prepared a message regarding this declaration which said in part, "Today I issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for the City of Haslet. As we are currently following all CDC guidelines and Tarrant County Declarations/Executive Orders, you should see no change from what has been issued byTarrant County. We have been lucky up to this point with no positive testing results in Haslet and I am extremely proud of the efforts that all of you have made to follow national, state, and county direction and diligently work to keep all of us safe. Quite frankly, my main purpose in issuing this Declaration was to make the City eligible for reimbursement of funds expended to support our efforts to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At a Special Council Meeting held this evening, your City Council extended the expiration of this Haslet Declaration of Local Disaster to mirror the expiration of the most current Tarrant County Declaration/Executive Order. I do want you to know that your City Council is taking this threat very seriously and your safety is our Number One Priority. Please continue to follow our state, county, and city leadership as we collectively and proactively work to manage the battle with this virus. Keep an eye out for your neighbors and call us at City Hall if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe."
TARRANT COUNTY JUDGE GLEN WHITLEY HAS SIGNED AN AMENDED DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. THE ORDER WAS SIGNED TO HELP CONTAIN AND MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN TARRANT COUNTY. "STAY IN PLACE" RESTRICTIONS ARE EFFECTIVE AT 11:59 P.M. TODAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH THRU APRIL 7TH. SEE THE COMPLETE ORDER AT THE LINK BELOW WHICH INCLUDES A LIST OF EXEMPTED ESSENTIAL JOBS. TRIPS TO PURCHASE FOOD, MEDICATIONS, AND TO SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT ARE PERMITTED.
RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS QUESTIONS AND HELP (COURTESY TARRANT COUNTY)
Baylor Scott & White Health has a screening questionnaire that can be taken online or through a mobile app. To install the app on your mobile device, simply text BETTER to 88408 to have it sent to your phone. NOTE: You have to sign up for a Baylor Scott & White Health account. Baylor Scott & White Health Corona Virus Information (posted March 20, 2020)
For those dealing with mental issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, call the MHMR (My Health My Resources) ICare call center at 817-335-3022 or for the hearing impaired use the TTY_TDD numbers at 817-569-4488. (MHMR) (posted March 20, 2020)
JPS Health Network Coronavirus Helpline: 817-920-7000 (posted March 20, 2020)
For those in need of Community Resources call 211(posted March 21, 2020)
If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness call 817-996-8800 or click this link to fill out an online helpline form. (posted March 23, 2020)
NOTICE OF CLOSED PUBLIC FACILITIES AND EVENT CANCELLATIONS
The City of Haslet City Council has decided to align with the state, county, and local school districts to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public. To protect our most vulnerable populations from the Coronavirus (CoVID-19), the City is enacting the following closure of city facilities starting at 8 am, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 with reopening to be determined as conditions warrant.
CITY OF HASLET FACILITIES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Community Center and Senior Center
CITY SPONSORED EVENTS CANCELLED
Easter Egg Hunt
Memorial Day Celebration
Wild West Fest
*All library events, classes, and programs will be postponed or canceled.
**Haslet Municipal Court All court dockets will be moved to a future date. Be sure to check the website for updates.
Customers are encouraged to conduct all business online through the city’s website at www.haslet.org. Deposit payments can also be made in the night drop at city hall located in the city parking lot facing Main St or via online or by telephone. City staff also can be contacted via email.
In the event you have business that cannot be handled in the aforementioned methods, please call 817-439-5931.
IN THE EVENT OF EMERGENCIES, ALWAYS DIAL 9-1-1.
TARRANT COUNTY COVID-19 INFORMATION
Tarrant County Public Health Corona Virus An Emerging Threat--Info about the virus and prevention recommendations.