Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
Governor Greg Abbott’s Latest COVID-19 Response:
Governor Abbott’s newest executive order issued, GA-34, lifts the mask mandate and opens Texas to 100 percent. The newest order took effect Wednesday, March 10th. Although Governor Abbott’s order rescinds the statewide face covering mandate; individual businesses, organizations, and city buildings have the right to require employees and visitors to wear masks. The order also rescinds the requirement that outdoor gatherings of 10 or more persons be approved by the county judge or mayor. However, to protect our employees and the community, the City of Robinson will continue implementing COVID-19 precautions and protocols, including mask requirements and occupancy restrictions, within City-owned facilities and on City-owned property. Indoor city facilities will remain by appointment only. Please continue to utilize online services when available. Find more info by clicking here.
As the Waco-McLennan County Health District has shared, Dr. Jackson Griggs, CEO of Family Health Center, said, "In light of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 that rescinds the statewide mask mandate, it’s important to acknowledge his ongoing encouragement to wear face coverings when it is difficult to maintain social distancing. While I am very optimistic that COVID-19 case fatality rate will decrease as vaccination rates climb, it is important to remember that the CDC still recommends masking any time you are not with members of your own household. Wearing a face covering remains a crucial community-wide practice to slow spread among friends, family and colleagues. If you are in a closed space with non-household members, I strongly encourage the consistent use masking for the safety and health of all."
All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the health recommendations outlined by DSHS. Find health recommendations outlined by DSHS for Texas by clicking here. Categories are provided on DSHS's page to help you identify the most applicable recommendations. If you cannot find recommendations specific to you, see those listed in the All/General category.
Doing Our Part
In an effort to DO OUR PART to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst the limited amount of employees we have on staff, we have made changes to our employee’s shifts throughout all departments to minimize the risk of exposure if a staff member was to come in contact with the virus. The utility and street departments have their employees split into two crews that are working opposite shifts from one another. In order to do this, these employees will now be working seven (7) days a week. The crew that is not on duty will be on call in case of an emergency. With these changes, it will not be uncommon to see city vehicles, equipment, and staff out and about on the weekend performing duties like mowing rights-of-way, pothole patching, drainage clearing, and performing work on water and sewer lines. This change ensures there is a crew in place in the event one of the crews cannot perform their duties due to COVID-19. This limits the risk of all employees being exposed. Some shift changes have also been made within the Police Department to ensure we can continue to meet the needs of our residents 24/7.
Governor to Reopen Texas
Current Orders by the State
- EO-GA-34 in Response to Opening-Texas response to COVID disaster
- EO-GA-32_Relating to Continued response to COVID-19
- Executive Order GA-31 Hospital Capacity
- Executive Order GA-30 Expanded Openings
- Executive Order GA-29 Relating to the Use of Face Coverings During the COVID-19 Disaster
- Executive Order GA-28 - Relating to the Targeted Response to the COVID-19 Disaster As Part of the Reopening Texas
- Executive Order GA-27 Relating to the Need for Increased Hospital Capacity During the COVID-19 Disaster
- Executive Order GA-25 Relating to In-person Visitation at County and Municipal Jails During the COVID-19 Disaster
- Executive Order GA-23-Phase II to Reopening Texas
- Executive Order GA-19 Relating to Hospital Capacity During the COVID-19 Disaster
- Executive Order GA-18 - Relating to the Expanded Reopening of Services
- EO-GA-17-Relating to the Establishment of the Governor Strike Force to Open Texas
- GA-13-Relating to detention in county and municipal jails during the COVID-19 disaster
Current City Orders
- Order Disaster Declaration Making Recommendations to Businesses for Best Practices to Prevent the Spread of COVID19
- COR and Order of McLennan County, Texas Extending Declaration of Disaster and Public Health Emergency
- 2020-022 - COR Amend and Extend Disaster Declaration until May 15th
- Ordinance Extending and Amending the Shelter in Place Order for the City of Robinson until May 5th
- Letter from Mayor Echterling Addressing Order to Shelter in Place