The City of Grapevine, at the guidance of Tarrant County Public Health and the Tarrant County Judge, is implementing the following actions to keep residents and visitors safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We also encourage all private sector companies, groups, and organizations to take the same steps in working towards stopping the spread of COVID-19 by limiting group gatherings and to practice social distancing.
“It is in the best interest of our residents, employees, and business merchants to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, personal care, and not taking part in large group gatherings with particular attention to the active adult population (over 60) in our community. We will continue to monitor these events per the direction of Tarrant County Public Health and will reassess as needed.” - City of Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate.
Executive Order GA-23
Executive Order GA-23 was filed by Governor Abbott this afternoon. Executive Order GA-23 is effective immediately and will continue through June 3, 2020. Guidance and protocols for businesses to open can be found at bit.ly/2KFQMqy
Some highlights to note about GA-23: Texans, except where necessary to provide or obtain “Covered Services”, should continue to minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with those who are not in the same household.
People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible. Individuals are encouraged to maintain at least six (6) feet of separation from those 65 and older.
The President extended the social distancing recommendations for 30 more days. Governor Abbott issued orders that require a 14-day quarantine for any travelers coming to Texas from the following locations California, Louisiana, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Miami. There was already a mandatory quarantine in place for New York.
- Municipal Court hearings
- Rental facilities
- All parks and recreation facilities and pavilion rentals are canceled - Visit GoGrapevine.com to view cancellations specific to the Parks & Recreation Department
- All non-essential fingerprinting - Visit Police.GrapevineTexas.gov to view cancellations (and animal services updates) specific to the Grapevine Police Department
- We have 75 positive cases in the City of Grapevine. Due to community spread having become so common, they are no longer providing us with the suspected source. View a list of cases provided to us by the Tarrant County Health Department.
SHOP GRAPEVINE: View our Shop Local map at bit.ly/2JiiBo0.
Additional information will be shared as these processes evolve. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, refrain from touching your face, and wear a cloth face covering (when in public - optional). Stay encouraged, Grapevine. We will get through this – together.
Many City services are available online as listed below:
Pay traffic tickets at MunicipalOnlinePayments.com.
Make facility reservations for the future at GoGrapevine.com.
Apply for a building permit at App.MyGov.US.
Police records are available at GrapevineTexas.gov.
Pay utility bills at UB.GrapevineTexas.gov.
Birth and Death Certificates may be requested online at TXApps.Texas.gov
Restaurant Details Updated
The Governor has released some restrictions that allow alcoholic beverages to be taken to go/delivered from restaurants. View the availability and hours of operation of participating Grapevine businesses on our Shop Local map at GrapevineGIS.Maps.ArcGIS.com.
Small Business Administration Loans
Additional information regarding the Small Business Administration Loans may be found at SBA.gov.
Most Board and Commission meetings are canceled.
Grapevine Cares Hotline
If you have a non-medical, city-related question related to COVID-19 or have a neighbor that needs assistance, please call our Grapevine CARES hotline at 817.410.4455.
Active Adults Update
The Parks and Recreation department is delivering meals directly to the active adults that normally dine at The REC. In addition, GRACE and Meals on Wheels also serve some other residents that are unable to leave their homes. If you become aware of a resident that needs assistance in any way, please contact the Grapevine CARES hotline at 817.410.4455. Several grocery stores, including Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart, and Dollar General have set special hours for seniors.
Solicitor Permits Suspended
Door-to-door soliciting permits (and handbill distribution) may resume as normal on Tuesday, May 26.
Federal Economic Relief Efforts
The President signed the coronavirus relief package that does several things. This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. That is the first bill in a series that the President has proposed.
Grapevine residents are urged to help reduce potential community spread of COVID-19 by implementing the following:
- If you have recently traveled, individuals and families are advised to monitor your health and report any signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath to your primary care physician
- Everyone should wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom. Also, wash them before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If there’s no soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid people who are sick
- Stay isolated when you are sick
- Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch often with a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
The public is encouraged to monitor the city’s website (GrapevineTexas.gov) and City managed social media outlets for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and the status of city-sponsored events and closures.
For all current information related to reopening Texas, visit Gov.Texas.gov.
For additional information regarding the Grapevine Public Library, please visit Library.GrapevineTexas.gov
For additional information regarding the Convention & Visitors Bureau, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com
For additional information regarding Parks & Recreation, please visit GoGrapevine.com.