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. 

Public Health Authorities

Learn the facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases from our public health authorities. Learn more.

COVID-19

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 EventRescheduled to Saturday August 8, 2020


Parks

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 programming 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.

Oct 23, 2020West U Order No. 3 - Regarding Discontinuance of Basketball in Public Parks
Oct 7, 2020State of Texas - Governor Abbott Exec. Order GA-32 Expanding Capacity/ Bars Reopen
Oct 1, 2020West U Order No. 2 - St. Marks Variance Regarding Outdoor Tent
Sept 17, 2020State of Texas - Governor Abbot Exec. Order GA-31 - Related to Hospital Capacity
Sept 17, 2020State of Texas - Governor Abbott Exec. Order GA-30 Expands Reopening
July 3, 2020
Harris County Order - Gatherings of 10 or More People Prohibited
July 2, 2020
State of Texas - Exec. Order GA-29 - Face Coverings in Public 
July 2, 2020
State of Texas - Proclamation Amending Exec. Order GA-28  - Mass Gatherings
July 1, 2020
Harris County Amended Order - Health & Safety Policy and Face Coverings
June 19, 2020
Harris County Issues Order Regarding Health & Safety Policy and Face Coverings
June 3, 2020
State of Texas - Governor Abbott Exec. Order GA-26 - Expands Reopening
May 19, 2020
Harris County Commissioner’s Court Extends Disaster Declaration to June 10, 2020
May 18, 2020
State of Texas - Governor Abbott Exec. Order GA-23 - Phase II Reopening
May 5, 2020
State of Texas - Governor Abbott Exec. Order GA-21 - Amended Phased Reopening Order
May 1, 2020
Harris County Issues Second Amended Stay Home, Work Safe Order - Phased Reopening
April 28, 2020
Harris County Issues Amended Face Covering Order
April 27, 2020
State of Texas - Governor Abbott Exec. Order GA-18 - Start Phased Reopening of Texas

Click here to view all orders back to March 11, 2020

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