COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

City of Waco To Close Certain City Facilities
To The Public

WACO, TEXAS (March 13, 2020)
Although we do not have confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) within McLennan County at this time, based on the press
conferences that were delivered today by Governor Abbott and President
Trump, the City of Waco is being proactive in trying to limit the community
spread of the virus.

Beginning at 7:00 AM on Saturday March 14, 2020 and at least through
midnight March 29, 2020 the following City facilities will be closed to the
public:

City of Waco Public Libraries
Cameron Park Zoo
City of Waco Community Centers
City of Waco Senior Centers
Waco Convention Center & Visitors’ Bureau
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

City operations will continue as normal although we encourage everyone to
conduct as much City business online as is possible. Increased cleaning
schedules will be implemented at the City facilities that remain open.
The Mayor and the Waco McLennan County Public Health District strongly
recommend canceling, rescheduling, or not attending events with more than
250 persons; urge organizations that serve high-risk populations to cancel
gatherings of more than 10 people; and additionally urge people to not attend
non-essential gatherings in order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19
virus. These recommendations are based on the social distancing practices
recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

As we go forward, the City continues to be a part of the weekly meetings with
the McLennan County Leadership Committee formed by the Public Health
District that brings together leadership of Baylor/Scott & White, Ascension
Providence, Family Health Center, Premier ER and other medical
professionals to collaborate and maximize the community’s response,
diagnosis, and treatment of any suspected cases of COVID-19.
The best way to avoid contracting COVID-19 is to follow CDC guidelines:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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