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Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Longview Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Release Compilation

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East Texas Food Bank to Distribute Emergency Food Boxes in Longview - April 27, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the East Texas Food Bank is holding an emergency food box distribution on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Longview Convention Complex, located at 100 Grand Blvd. Full News Release

Governor Issues Plans to Re-Open Texas Businesses - April 17, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a series of guidelines in two Executive Orders on Friday, April 17, marking the first steps to re-open Texas business.  Executive Order GA-15 and GA-16 allow select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 to reopen using a "Retail-To-Go" model.  The orders also loosen certain restrictions on surgeries, and officially close Texas schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Full News Release

Longview Issues Additional Mandatory Coronavirus Orders - April 7, 2020

Longview Mayor Andy Mack has issued additional orders for precautionary measures to be taken by Longview residents to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  These orders, which expand the previous Shelter-in-Place orders and give additional direction to retail stores, will become mandatory beginning at 11:59 p.m on Wednesday, April 8 for the City and its residents. Full News Release

How Gov. Abbott’s GA-14 Order Impacts Longview  - March 31, 2020

On Tuesday, March 31, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-14 regarding additional direction for social distancing and essential businesses across the state, which took effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, April 2 and continues through the end of April.  The governor’s statewide order supersedes local directives, including the mandatory Shelter-in-Place order previously issued by the City of Longview. Full News Release

ARCHIVED  Longview and Gregg County Issue Mandatory Shelter-in-Place Orders - March 25, 2020

The City of Longview and Gregg County have issued mandatory orders for residents to Shelter-in-Place for the next two weeks, beginning Thursday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m., and lasting through Thursday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m., due to the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The orders come after the announcement of additional positive Gregg County cases on Wednesday, March 25. The mandatory directives come in the form of disaster declaration orders from the City. Full News Release

City Establishes Coronavirus Hotline - March 24, 2020

The City of Longview has established a Coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline at 903-237-1215 to provide information about local resources and response. Full News Release

Gregg County Area Officials Issue Voluntary Shelter-at-Home Guidelines  - March 24, 2020

Gregg County area leaders issued guidelines for residents to voluntarily Shelter-at-Home for the next two weeks through Tuesday, April 7, due to the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Mandatory Shelter-at-Home orders could be possible soon. Full News Release

Special Called City Council Meeting to be Conducted Via Teleconference - March 20, 2020

The City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting via teleconference, on Monday, March 23.  Residents are invited to join the webinar to participate in Citizen Comment or watch the meeting wherever CityView Municipal Television is streamed. Full News Release

ARCHIVED  Gov. Abbott’s Coronavirus Order Impacts Longview Residents and Businesses -  March 19, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a wide-ranging executive order to help limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state. The provisions of the order, which include closing restaurants and schools, apply to Longview residents. Full News Release

ARCHIVED  City Limits Public Access, Offers Online Services - March 18, 2020

City of Longview offices are still operating, but have moved to limited public access to help ensure the health of our citizens. Additionally, some facilities have closed to the public. The city offers many online services.  If your business requires you to visit a facility in person, please check in advance if the facility is open to the public and practice good hygiene habits and maintain a respectful space from City staff or other residents.   Currently there is no change to the sanitation/recycling schedule.  Full News Release

ARCHIVED  Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency Related to Communicable Disease - March 16, 2020

Mayor Andy Mack has declared a local disaster and public health emergency for the City of Longview in response to the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  See Public Notice  The declaration coincided with Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt’s similar declaration for the county. Full News Release

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Helpful Information and Links - March 16, 2020

The City of Longview is closely monitoring the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is dedicated to keeping its residents informed during this quickly-evolving season.  In addition to notifications sent out as news releases, the City is maintaining a series of pages to point residents to the most up-to-date, official information. Full News Release

ARCHIVED - Green Street Rec Center Closed, Youth Sports and League Play Suspended Through March  - March 13, 2020

Several youth athletic associations have suspended games at least through March 29, and youth tournaments have been canceled for the weekends of March 14 and March 21. Green Street Recreation Center is closed through the end of the month. Full News Release

ARCHIVED - Library Switches to Curbside Service - March 12, 2020

The Longview Public Library is switching to curbside service through the end of March due to the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The City of Longview previously canceled all activities, events, programs, and rentals at city facilities and parks. Full News Release

ARCHIVED - Positive Case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gregg County - March 6, 2020

The Northeast Texas Public Health District has identified a positive case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gregg County. The test result was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within their testing facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. Full News Release

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