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MCTX took additional proactive actions today to further safeguard public health and safety during the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis. Continuing to follow best practice recommendations provided by local, state and federal authorities:
As of today, Friday, March 13 the following changes are in effect:
“The Missouri City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is currently at Level III, increased readiness. This means a threat exists, but poses no immediate threat to life or property,” said Interim City Manager Bill Atkinson. “We’re closely monitoring all COVID-19 updates in the region, following all recommendations and guidelines, and are taking necessary precautions as needed.”
Other operational updates, include:
Some additional key local closures and event cancellations in the region include:
Residents may sign up to receive alerts and receive real-time information through the MCTX Emergency Management website, www.MissouriCityReady.com and the MCTX Twitter account, Twitter.com/MissouriCityEM.
“The decision to temporarily close one of our City’s largest amenities was not an easy one, but it was the right one,” said Mayor Yolanda Ford. “The health and safety of our residents are of the utmost importance, especially at a time like this. We must take every possible step to contain this pandemic, and should join in as a community to help stop the spread.”
In the meantime, EOC officials reiterate the importance of practicing healthy hygiene habits and taking the following precautions to help contain this public health crisis:
Local agencies have also established phone banks to assist citizens with concerns/inquiries regarding COVID-19. See details below:
For Fort Bend County Residents:
For Harris County Residents:
For more updates and news, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).