Georgetown updates COVID-19 safety guidelines, reopens most facilities

Mar 10, 2021

Face coverings are still required in City facilities

Most City of Georgetown facilities and lobbies have reopened to the public March 10 without capacity limits, in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order (GA-34) announced March 2.

While most facilities will reopen to the public, the Library will continue to offer curbside pickup hours five mornings a week and began grab-and-go hours in the afternoons and on Saturdays. Find more information on the Library’s website.

According to City Council direction at its March 9 meeting, members of the public will be required to wear a face mask in City facilities. Face masks will be provided for visitors who do not have one available.

The City will continue to use a number of safety protocols that have been put in place over the past year for the safety of employees and the public. Those protocols include physical distancing requirements, health screenings for employees, and plexiglass at all reception areas. All City employees are required to wear a face mask when:

  • Inside City facilities and physical distancing of greater than six feet is not possible
  • Inside, interacting face-to-face with customers/residents
  • Outdoors, interacting face-to-face with fellow employee/customer/resident and physical distancing is not possible
  • Interacting face-to-face with fellow employee at employee’s workstation
  • Walking through City facilities

City board and commission meetings will continue to be virtual, and City Council meetings will continue as hybrid in-person/virtual meetings.

According to Abbott’s order, private businesses will no longer be required to have a safety plan or require face masks; however, safety measures are left up to individual businesses. If you are asked to wear a mask to enter a business, please respect that business owners wishes and choose kindness.

If a customer refuses to wear a face mask, the business can ask that person to leave. If the customer refuses, the business may escalate the issue to a criminal trespassing violation. The business can call the police department’s non-emergency number at 512-930-3510 and officers will respond.

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