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Jersey Village COVID-19 Response
03/03/2020

Update for March 25, 2020

All Jersey Village Municipal Court Dockets have been postponed through the end of May. You can find more information on our Courts on this page

Trash and recycling pickup remains on the normal schedule, although there may be some delay in the pick from the normal pick up time. 

 

Update for March 24, 2020

Earlier today Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a Stay At Home Order for all of Harris County, including Jersey Village. You can view the full text of that order here. 

Please direct any questions pertaining to the "Stay Home, Work Safe"  Order issued by the County Judge to the e-mail address below: StayAtHome@cjo.hctx.net

Starting March 25, 2020 the following locations will be closed:

  • Jersey Meadow Golf Course
  • Jersey Village Dog Park

These are in addition to the closures of Carol Fox Park and Clark Henry Park that closed effective today. 

Trails, such as those at the retention pond and at Clark Henry Park are still open, however people are required to practice social distancing. 

The splash pad will remain closed. 

All residents should comply with the order from the County Judge. 

City Hall remains closed to the public. Staff is working remotely, and residents can still conduct business with the City by calling or emailing the appropriate staff person. You can find a contact list here.

 

 

Update for March 23, 2020
This evening the City Council approved Ordinance 2020-06, extending the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency for the City of Jersey Village, until May 12, 2020. You can view the text of the ordinance as amended during the meeting here. The video of the meeting is available online here. 

Starting Tuesday, March 24, Carol Fox Park and Clark Henry Park will be closed. They will be closed until further notice. The walking trails will remain open, but people should practice safe social distancing measures. 

The City strongly encourages people to stay at home. People can engage in outdoor activities, such as walking, jogging, hiking, etc. but should comply with social distancing requirements of six feet. 

Employers should maximize telecommuting opportunities for their employees as much as possible. 

Update for March 20, 2020

We have set up a webpage for Jersey Village businesses that may need financial assistance due to COVID-19 impacts. Please visit that page here.

Update for March 19, 2020

The City Council will meet on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6pm to discuss and take possible action on continuing the Emergency Declaration that was signed by Mayor Mitcham. The agenda and packet are posted here. Residents are encouraged to watch the meeting live online and email any questions or concerns to staff and Council.

 

On top of the actions being taken by the Jersey Meadow Golf Course that were discussed previously (see below) we are limiting the number of tee times that are available and limiting the number of open spots on the driving range. This will help with social distancing.

 

Also following CDC Guidelines there are no more than 9 people allowed in the proshop at any given time. The bar and grill is open for takeout/to go orders only, as per the order by the County Judge.

 

We continue to clean the parks and playgrounds. Parks staff is disinfecting playgrounds and our restrooms starting this week.  We are using disinfectant sprayed on the playscapes, swings, and any other surfaces that kids/parents come into contact with.  We are cleaning the high touch points daily and are completely spraying the playscapes down every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  There are many other park agencies throughout the state and nation doing the same.  We have concentrated cleaners that we will be using in pump up sprayers in combination with hospital grade disinfecting aerosol cans. 

 

All city sponsored events and committee meetings have been cancelled through April. City Council will still meet in April. The City Calendar is updated accordingly.

 

Police, Fire, EMS, and Utilities continue to operate as normal. We continue to urge residents to reach out to staff via phone or email.

 

Update for March 17, 2020

Earlier today Mayor Mitcham signed a Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency in connection with COVID-19. You can view that here.

 

Starting on March 18th City Hall will be closed to the public, and most staff will be working remotely. The City remains open and fully ready to serve the residents. Residents can still conduct business with the City by calling or emailing the appropriate staff person. You can find a contact list here.

Residents are encouraged to pay utility bills online, over the phone, by mail, or by utilizing the drop box at city hall.

 

If you have a Municipal Court Violation to pay you may do that online, by mail, or over the phone.

 

Police, Fire, EMS, and Public Works utilities will still continue to operate as normal.

 

According to the CDC the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Jersey Village water treatment plants are well equipped to remove and disinfect viruses through filtration and disinfection processes. Public Works continuously monitors and chlorinates the surface water as it is received from the City of Houston. We also have 40% of our water coming from groundwater and there is much less risk of a virus in groundwater. We chlorinate that as well and create a blended supply that has a regulated chlorine residual in the water as it is delivered to your faucets.

 

At Jersey Meadow Golf Course we have heightened our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for guests and staff. We will be wiping down flag sticks, golf cart hand rails, all touch points inside and outside the building, counters, etc. on a regular basis. Any staff member who is not feeling well is instructed to stay home. There will be no cash sales inside the proshop. We are also limiting the number of people inside the proshop at any one time to 10 people in accordance with CDC best practices.

 

Currently all parks are remaining open. Parks staff are cleaning all high touch areas on the playground every day. They are cleaning the rest of the playscapes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. People are encouraged to utilize proper hygiene before and after enjoying our parks. 

 

 

Update for March 16, 2020

Municipal Court for March 25 and April 1 is canceled. If you have Jury Duty on March 25 please note that is cancelled. If you have a Court Docket for either of those dates it will be postponed and Court Staff will reach out to you. 

The FEMA Mitigation Branch Community Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, is cancelled. We will work to reschedule it for a later date. 

The City Council meeting for tonight is still scheduled. The Public is encouraged to watch the meeting from home and to submit comments via email to the Council. 

Update as of March 14, 2020

During this time of community crisis the City of Jersey Village encourages everyone to be a good neighbor. Please take a moment to check in on your elderly or shut in neighbors, in a safe way. Please do not hoard products, such as toilet paper or other cleaning and hygiene products. If you are sick or please stay home.

The City Council will meet as scheduled on Monday, the 16th. The public is encouraged to watch the meeting live on our YouTube Channel from the comfort of your home. The public can email their questions and comments to the city council.

Municipal Court dockets that were set for March 25th will be postponed. People are encouraged to pay citations for municipal court online.

 

Residents are encouraged to utilize online services from the City, such as paying utility bills online, signing up for automatic bank draft for utility bills, and signing up for e-bills for utility billing.

 

Jersey Village Police, Fire, and EMS Services will continue to operate as normal. Our staff will be taking extra precautions when interacting with people that are showing signs or symptoms of illness.

 

The Citizens Fire Academy has been cancelled.

 

Concerts in the Village and Spring Fling events have been cancelled. Please view the City Calendar to stay up to date with cancellations. Cancellations will also be posted on our social media accounts.

 

Other City staff and operations will continue, but by utilizing contingency plans that have been created to promote the health and safety of our staff and community. These contingency plans include teleworking for those who can fulfill their job responsibilities remotely. People who have business with the city are encouraged to conduct business via phone or email.

 

Information posted on March 3, 2020

The City of Jersey Village is monitoring the developments surrounding the coronavirus.  We are working with State and Local Officials to ensure prompt and appropriate responses in order to insure the safety and well-being of our residents. 

As of March 3, 2020, there are zero cases of novel coronavirus in Houston or Harris County.  The best sources of information and advice on the coronavirus at this time include the following:

1. The City of Jersey Village website, which will provide information specific to the City of Jersey Village:  http://www.jerseyvillagetx.com   

2. The state Health Department's website providing information about Texas' situation and response:  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/ 

3. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

4. The World Health Organization website:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019