Effective March 16, 2020, and subject to specific conditions, the Governor of the State of Texas has temporarily suspended portions of the Open Meetings Act requirements. In order to minimize public gatherings, the Corsicana City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020, will be closed to the public.
The meeting will be livestreamed, as always. Citizens may access the live broadcast by visiting the City of Corsicana website at www.cityofcorsicana.com then choose “Broadcasts” from the row of icons across the screen, then under “Live Broadcasts of Meetings” and select “City Council Meetings” to view the meeting.
The complete agenda packet is located on the same website under “Government” then “Agenda Center” and “City Council”. Select the agenda for the March 23, 2020, meeting. In addition, there will be a call-in number available for citizens to ask questions or participate. The number is 903-654-4842. Members of the public that wish to communicate with the Council may do so through email. Email addresses for all Council members are on the website. Those individuals that require special accommodations should contact 903-654-4803 with any requests.
As of March 19, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas has issued additional mandatory requirements for all Texans to follow in the fight against COVID-19:
Order No. 1
In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
Order No. 2
In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
Order No. 3
In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
Order No. 4
In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.
This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and bank so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire.
The executive order will be effective at midnight March 20, 2020, and will remain in place until April 3, 2020. There is still no confirmed case in Navarro County. Please adhere to the Governor’s orders so that we can reduce the spread of the virus and return to normal operations.