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DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER BY PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF VIDOR, TEXAS


DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY 

WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS­CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and 

WHEREAS, the symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and 

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas; and 

WHEREAS, the City of Vidor, Texas (the "City"), is taking extraordinary measures to prevent the spread of this potentially devastating disease in our community; and 

WHEREAS, said state of disaster requires that certain emergency protective measures be taken pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 relating to Emergency Management and Public Health, pursuant to Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code. 

NOW THEREFORE, I, MAYOR AND PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VIDOR, TEXAS, HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE:
SECTION 1. The recitals set forth above are hereby incorporated for all purposes. 

SECTION 2. That a local state of disaster for public health emergency is hereby declared for the City, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code. 

SECTION 3. That pursuant to Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code the state of disaster for public health emergency shall continue for a period of not more than seven (7) days from the date of this declaration, unless continued or renewed by the City Council of the City. 

SECTION 4. That pursuant to Section 418.108(c) of the Texas Government Code this declaration of a local state of disaster for public health emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary. 

SECTION 5. That pursuant to Section 418.108(d) of the Texas Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the City's emergency management plan, and authorizes the furnishing of aid and assistance under the declaration. 

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Library Closed Until Further Notice


Due to COVID-19 the library is curbside only until further notice. Computers are closed at this time. If there is something that can be emailed to us we will gladly print it out for you at $0.10 a page.

E-Books are available for those with a library card.

Call 409-769-7148 for book requests. Next day Curb Service hours are as follows.

9:30 - 11:00 Morning Pick-up following day 

3:00 - 4:30 Afternoon Pick-up following day

COVID-19 County Response 3/17/2020


 The good news is that as of lunchtime on March 17, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19 anywhere in Orange County.

At 8 am, March 17, Orange County Judge John Gothia issued a disaster declaration and emergency order to limit the exposure of our citizens to COVID-19 and curb the spread of the disease. The Mayors of Orange County support the Judge's decision. (Both documents can be found on the County's website: http://www.co.orange.tx.us/.)

First, anyone who suspects they may have been exposed to the coronavirus should CALL their doctor or medical provider first. Please do not go to the doctor's office or medical facility without first calling. During the phone call, you will be asked a few questions to determine if you require further testing. If you do not have a regular doctor or medical facility, you may call 409-246-5188 for further directions.

Second, what the Judge and Mayors are asking everyone to do is "Manage the 50." This follows the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation of no mass gatherings over fifty (50) people in an attempt to limit the possible spread of COVID-19. "Manage the 50" is the idea of using a variety of methods to limit group sizes under 50.

No businesses are being closed but they are asked to "Manage the 50." Business owners, managers and the public are asked to consider ways to keep crowds under fifty, such as using drive-thru windows, or doing business on-line. Every building is unique. Smaller areas have less room than larger areas so people will be closer together in the smaller area, or people may be separate with office walls or aisles. Therefore, there is not one solution that will cover every situation. But, if everyone considers how to "Manage the 50" there should be some workable solutions to reach this goal.

Addition guidance to "Manage the 50" can be found in the disaster declaration and emergency order.

Remember, if you do not feel well, stay home; do not congregate in crowds over fifty people; and continue to monitor the media for updates to the situation.
There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County. Let's all work together to keep it that way.

Further information regarding the coronavirus can be found at the websites of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

or the Texas Department of State Health Services: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

or the County of Orange, Texas: http://www.co.orange.tx.us/.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) County Response


County and City officials in Orange County continue to monitor the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of Friday morning, March 13, 2020, there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Orange County.

Officials urge citizens to take precautions such as washing one's hands and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Further information and additional precautions regarding the virus are available online at the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

And Texas Health and Human Services:

Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to the coronavirus should first call their health provider to ask about further steps. Please do not visit a healthcare provider without first alerting them about your concerns.

County and city officials will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as needed. 

Drainage Grant Opportunity Needs Your Participation


 Dear Citizens of Vidor,

The City has an opportunity coming up to apply for a grant that could make a big difference in drainage projects for the City.

We must have citizen participation by completing a survey. The problem is we must have 80% of our homeowners complete the survey. If we can meet the requirements (including these surveys), the City could possibly receive millions of dollars for flood and drainage improvements that we otherwise could never afford. We will have the survey available at city offices (Library, Sanitation, Police Department, City Website, Facebook, etc.)

This is a huge opportunity for the city to be able to improve drainage for our citizens, for example city wide ditch improvements, culverts, and retention ponds just to name a few. Please help us by filling out a survey form and getting your family and neighbors to do so as well.

This is your opportunity to help the city get these projects funded. Please click or tap one of the links below to get started.

Thank you for your help.

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TxCDBG Survey

This is a huge opportunity for the city to be able to improve drainage for our citizens, for example city wide ditch improvements, culverts, retention ponds just to name a few. Please help us by filling out a survey form and getting your family and neighbors to do so as well.
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TxCDBG Cuestionario

Esta es una gran oportunidad para que la ciudad pueda mejorar el drenaje para nuestros ciudadanos, por ejemplo, mejoras en zanjas en toda la ciudad, alcantarillas, estanques de retención, por nombrar algunos. Ayúdenos completando un formulario de encuesta y haciendo que su familia y vecinos también lo hagan.