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Posted on: June 27, 2020

Reduction of Non-Essential City Services to Begin Monday, June 29

City of Bellaire

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the move to Threat Level One (Severe) on the COVID-19 Threat Level Scale, encouraging Harris County residents to stay home and limit non-essential tasks as much as possible.  Additionally, the most recent Executive Orders from Governor Greg Abbott were released, advising that the Plan to Reopen Texas has paused.   With confirmation from the Mayor, and after much discussion and careful consideration, we have decided to take a step back and reduce the level of non-essential services we are currently providing here at the City of Bellaire. Beginning Monday, June 29, we are reducing services at Bellaire City Library, Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center, and Bellaire Recreation Center.  We do not take these decisions lightly; the safety of our participants and staff is our priority.  As always, we encourage you to continue to practice social distancing, wear a face-covering in public, and stay home when possible.

Library

Beginning Monday, June 29, the library will be closed to the public, and Curbside pick-up will resume.  Online library services are still available, and virtual story times posted on the Library Facebook Page will continue.

Aquatics

The Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center will not reopen to the public at this time. Evergreen Pool and Elaine Wood Therapy Pool will remain open for lap swim and therapy usage only. Swim lessons are canceled until further notice.

Camps

Camp Paseo will continue to operate following the established safety guidelines and procedures developed for the safe operation of camp this summer. Art Camp and Theater Camp are canceled until further notice.

Recreation Center

Beginning Monday, June 29, the fitness room will be closed, and fitness classes will be suspended until further notice.

B L.I.F.E.

Bellaire L.I.F.E. programs will not resume in July as originally planned. The department will continue to offer online activities through the Bellaire Parks and Recreation Facebook page such as Bingo, Trivia, jig-saw puzzles, and crafts.

For reliable news sources about COVID-19, please visit the City of Bellaire’s COVID-19 webpage for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations Administrator Cheryl Bright cbright@bellairetx.gov.

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