Coronavirus COVID-19 Information and Updates
The City is providing this webpage as a central source of information and all updates regarding coronavirus and COVID-19 news for West U.
The City of West University Place is diligently monitoring the COVID-19 situation and City staff are taking steps to ensure continuity of essential services and keeping residents informed of what they can do to stay prepared.
Learn the facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases from our public health authorities. Learn more.
Updates on City Services
City Services - Normal Operations
With the exception of Parks & Recreation (please see below for more information on changes to Parks & Recreation), all other City provided services are operating at normal levels.
Note - staff are adhering to social distancing protocols during the day and buildings have social distancing barriers and reminders installed.
Remote City Council, Board & Commission Meetings
The meetings for the City Council, boards & commissions will be held via telephone to comply with the social distancing requirements. To ensure you are receiving up to date information on Council, boards and commissions meetings, please click here to receive email or text notifications.
Services, Events or Programs Rescheduled
|Shredding / E-Waste / Mattress Recycling Event||Rescheduled to Saturday August 8, 2020|
All greenspace within the neighborhood parks is open, but does not include playground areas, amenities, and benches - which are still closed under an order by Harris County.
Please understand that keeping these parks open will depend upon your cooperation by keeping out of closed areas, maintaining social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and following recommended health protocols.
Tennis Courts reopened on Friday May 1 as allowed under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18.
Information on Facilities
|Municipal Facilities:||Buildings are open following public health guidelines for City-related business. Occupancy is currently limited to 25%.|
We encourage you to do your city business by phone or email, but if must be in person.
|Parks & Recreation:||Limited youth and adult Parks & Recreation programing has resumed. Please visit www.westutx.gov/activities for more information and to register.|
|Recreation Center:||Building is reopened with limited programming and occupancy (reservations required). Click here for up to date information on hours and operations.|
|Colonial Park Pool: ||Colonial Park is open with reduced occupancy (reservations required). Click here for up to date information on hours and operations.|
|Senior Services:||During this time, programming for Senior Services has moved to the virtual format. Please contact Senior Services is you have a question or would like more information on their programming, call 713-662-5895 or visit www.westutx.gov/activities.|
|Playgrounds:||All neighborhood playgrounds are closed and basketball rims have been removed at this time.|
Tennis Courts reopened as allowed under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18.
|Special Events:||All Parks & Recreation Events are cancelled until further notice.|
|Pavilion & Deck Rentals:||All Colonial Park Pavilion and deck rentals are cancelled until further notice.|
|Municipal Court:||Municipal Court is open - for more information please visit West U Municipal Court.|
Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Info and Updates
The City is closely monitoring news and information relating to COVID-19. As of now, we are following the updates, suggestions, and guidelines outlined by
More information and helpful links regarding COVID-19 and other communicable diseases are available on our website at https://www.westutx.gov/183/Communicable-Diseases
We will continue to monitor news and events and notify residents if or when an urgent need arises. In the meantime, should you have questions and concerns, email the Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Aaron Taylor or call him 713.662.5836.
Declarations and Orders by West U, Harris County and State of Texas:
The following is a summary list of the most recent orders by the City of West University Place, Harris County and the State of Texas. Click here to view a complete list of declarations and orders.
Posted on July 3, 2020Governor Abbot issued a proclamation amending Exec. Order GA-28 relating to mass gatherings and Exec. Order GA-29 relating to the use of face coverings. Harris County Judge Hidalgo amended her Health & Safety Policy and Face Coverings order. Read on...
Posted on June 30, 2020Due to concerns over last week's increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the City of West U will be making some adjustments to City provided services. Read on...
Posted on June 26, 2020Level one signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Harris County... Read on...
Posted on June 23, 2020Harris County Judge Hidalgo issued an Order requiring commercial entities to develop, post and implement a health and safety policy regarding the wearing of face coverings. Read on...
Posted on June 18, 2020The City was notified on June 17th that a staff member at Colonial Park Pool tested positive for Covid-19. Read on...
Posted on June 5, 2020In response to Governor's Abbott's latest Executive Order, the City is updating our Parks & Recreation services. Read on...
Posted on May 29, 2020West U begins it start back to the new normal with limited services in Parks & Recreation and Opening of Facilities to the Public on June 1 and the tentative reopening of Colonial Park Pool on June 8. Read on...