COVID-19 Cases in City Limits of Crowley (Updated 5-29-2020, 2:10 p.m.)
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A Letter from Mayor Billy P. Davis
May 6, 2020
In the last 10 days, Gov. Abbott has slowly lifted restrictions when it comes to the opening of businesses and staying at home. More businesses like hair salons, barbershops, nail salons and tanning salons can open this Friday. Hopefully, these businesses in our city will do so and start to rebuild their clientele.
With the Governor’s three-phase plan in mind, our City administrators have put together a three-phase program. We are currently in Phase 1 where city staff is safely preparing to open City Hall by appointment only and other City buildings like Public Works and the Animal Shelter beginning next week with the implementation of Phase 2. If all goes well, Phase 3 will begin May 18.
During our process, we will continue to follow the direction of Gov. Abbott and adjust our plans if needed.
We have been warned about a possible uptick in COVID-19 cases as the state slowly opens. However, we can still do our part by washing our hands, not congregating in large groups, maintaining social distancing, and wearing face masks when possible. In our city, we’ve had 16 cases with six recoveries and fortunately no deaths. If we remain diligent, hopefully, we can keep our cases down.
Thank you for your patience and persistence in overcoming this pandemic.
April 29, 2020
Local businesses have always been a valuable asset and play an essential role in our community. Since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many of our businesses have taken a big hit to their bottom lines and have shuttered their doors and laid off or furloughed employees to remain viable.
The Crowley Economic Development Corporation approved the Crowley Cares Economic Grant Relief Program in a joint meeting with the City Council on Monday night. Hopefully, the businesses that qualify for the grant will take advantage of it to help them retain employees and provide other necessities while we weather this storm. Let’s continue to frequent our businesses the best that we can.
We still don’t know how much longer we will be navigating this pandemic, but we do know we are making progress in getting back to the new normal.
Thankfully, Governor Abbott announced on Monday his plans to re-open the state in phases beginning Friday. There is still a degree of uncertainty regarding the safety of lifting the stay-at-home order. So, please continue to practice caution with social distancing and follow the guidelines sent down from the state as you venture outside and return to work. (See link for CDC guidelines below).
Also, our city administrators are currently developing a plan to re-open City Hall, the Library, the Animal Shelter, and other city facilities. Please stay tuned for those announcements.
Together, we are getting through this.
Mayor Billy P. Davis
April 14, 2020
As we continue with orders to stay at home as the country and the world attempts to flatten the curve due to the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we thank you for your patience and – at times - long-suffering as we navigate through unknown territory in fighting this deadly disease.
We have given sound advice from reputable health agencies as well as our federal, state and county leaders on how to combat COVID-19. We do this by remaining at home, washing our hands, not touching our faces, social distancing when out, keeping our shopping to a minimum or shopping alone, if possible, and wearing masks and gloves if you feel inclined.
In Crowley, our City Offices, Public Works, Animal Shelter, Library, Recreation Center, playgrounds and pavilions are closed to public access.
Fortunately, and thanks to our residents for adhering to social distancing, the trails and open areas in our parks remain open for you to enjoy the fresh air while jogging, walking, biking or participating in exercise activities.
Currently, the State of Texas has the Texas Order allowing authorities to levy fines up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 180 days – or both – for those not adhering to these guidelines.
Here in Crowley, we have chosen to pass along the advice of the experts on what to do and not do through our social media sites, the city website, and other forms of communication, and encourage you to govern yourselves. We want it to continue that way, but we need to strengthen our resolve.
We are deeply concerned for the people who have been furloughed or lost their jobs. Many are struggling to put food on the table and pay the bills. We know there are many businesses – small and large – that are struggling as well.
Together, we will get through this, but it will take a renewed effort and continued diligence, and as boring, frustrating, and disheartening staying at home and social distancing may be, it is a necessity for a while longer.
If you aren’t following these guidelines, please start. If you are following these guidelines, thank you, and please continue to do so. If we all make these sacrifices, we will minimize the risks to everyone.
Let’s show that Crowley does care!
Billy P. Davis, Mayor
- UPDATED: Declaration of Local Disaster from Tarrant County (March 27)
- UPDATED: Declaration of Local Disaster from Tarrant County (March 24)
- UPDATED: Declaration of Local Disaster - Second Amendment (goes in effect at 6 p.m., March 21)
- Tarrant County Emergency Declaration
Declaration of Local Disaster (City of Crowley)
In response to President Donald Trump’s and Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s issuance of public health emergency declarations for the nation and the state, and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley’s recent signing of a declaration of local disaster due to a public health emergency, Crowley Mayor Billy P. Davis has made a declaration of local disaster for public health emergency today, Thursday, March 19, 2020, for the City of Crowley to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
In an effort to encourage exercise and to enjoy the beautiful weather, the City of Crowley is reopening all the parks in the city limits for trail and open-area use only.
Pavilions and playgrounds will remain closed.
Be mindful of the social distancing requirements or Item 9 of the emergency declaration that states “All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Executive Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit."
As we diligently adhere to this emergency declaration, these portions of our parks will be open.
All City Buildings Closed to Public Access
All city buildings will be closed to public access starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 23. The closure is effective until further notice.
The City of Crowley will continue to conduct business via phone or online. By closing public access to our city facilities we are doing our part to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus and allowing our staff to practice social distancing.
- NOTE: All phone and online fees are waived until further notice
- Credit Card - Online at Utility Billing
- Bank Draft - Call Utility Customer Service (817) 297-2201 ext. 1010 or 1020 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org request for setup
- Credit Card by Phone by calling (855) 584-1277: This automated service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will need your utility account number and the amount you would like to pay. All phone and on line fees are waived until further notice.
City of Crowley
Utility Customer Service
201 E Main St.
Crowley, TX 76036
- Drive-Up Dropbox - There is a dropbox on the west side of City Hall underneath the American flagpole by Hampton St. Cash is not accepted. Checks or money order only
- Financial Institution: Contact your bank for procedures. Typically takes 5-7 business days to set up. The City will waive late fees until further notice.
Phone: 817-297-2201 ext. 1010 or 1020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic guidelines and orders, all April court dockets will be held via Zoom Meeting. Court staff will be contacting those set on a plea docket at the number we have on file to obtain an email address so that we can send email instructions on how to participate in Zoom.
If you have questions/concerns please call our court staff:
Online Payments: Municipal Court
Phone: 817-297-2201 ext. 4000
Permit applications and payments may be submitted via email at email@example.com or dropped off in the night drop for water bills (located outside of City Hall). If you are paying by credit card, you will need to use a credit card authorization form (available here).
New Construction: Your inspector will coordinate with the contractor to ensure that no one is on site or within the building during the duration of the inspection.
Existing Structures: Your inspector will coordinate with the contractor to verify the work performed and determine if the inspection may be postponed or is an emergency. All postponed inspections may begin to be rescheduled on April 6, 2020, depending on additional closures. If the inspection is to restore essential services to the residence or business there will be coordination from the contractor and the occupant to ensure the safety of the inspector. These inspections will be performed in a timely manner. At this time, all water heater and HVAC inspections on existing structures will be postponed (permits will still be issued during this time).”
Phone: 817-297-2201 ext. 3000
Phone: 817-297-2201 ext. 4300
The City Council has voted to cancel all board and commission meetings through April 15 and will be deciding on April 16 whether to resume board and commission meetings. Until we have a date available for scheduling development cases, we have suspended accepting applications; no development applications will be accepted until at least April 17. However, during this time, staff will be available for pre-application meetings by phone so that your project can move forward quickly as soon as boards resume meeting. Applications that have already been received are still moving forward through the review and approval process as required by state law.
Phone: 817-297-2201 ext. 3030
Phone: 817-297-2201 ext. 4200
Additional Facility/Service Closures
In accordance with the recommendations by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Tarrant County Public Health Department, the City of Crowley has made the decision to close the following facilities and services effective Tuesday, March 17, through no earlier than Monday, April 6:
o Adoptions will continue by appointment only
o Staff will be on duty during normal business hours to answer telephone calls and care for the pet population currently there.
6. Effective March 24, the restrooms at Teeter Park, Bicentennial Park and the Dionne Bagsby All Sports Complex will close
Follow the Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages for an updated list of businesses for curbside, delivery or drive-thru.
City Event Postponements/Cancellations
- DIY: Spring Wreath (March 26), postponed
- Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Luncheon (March 26), postponed
- Crowley City Council Meeting (April 2), canceled
- Meet the Candidates (April 14), postponed
- All Board and Commissions Meetings until further notice, canceled
- Easter Egg Hunt (April 4), postponed
- Brunch with the Bunny (April 4), postponed
- CCPD Election, (May 2), rescheduled for July 14, referendum proposition in Crime Control and Prevention District
- General Election, (May 2), rescheduled for Nov. 3
- Crowley Car Show (May 9), postponed