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News From Harlingen, Texas
HARLINGEN, Texas- With the expiration of the Cameron County Shelter in Place Order and the Governor’s Order to Reopen Texas as outlined in Executive Order (GA-18) the City of Harlingen, is preparing to reopen some facilities where applicable.
Below is an updated list of City facilities that will reopen on May 1, 2020, with a limited capacity of 25 percent, a face cover, and social distancing requirements.
Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order (GA-18) also allows all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to reopen with a limited capacity of 25 percent.
Churches and places of worship can also hold in-person services as long as there is a six-foot buffer around each family.
The Governor has made it clear that his Reopen Texas Plan does not require businesses to reopen but they can if they prioritize the health and safety of their customers by following the 25 % capacity limitation and implement safety protocols.
Not all of the City facilities will reopen on May 1. Here is the list of City facilities that will remain closed/postponed:
These closures/postponements will remain in effect until further notice as a pro-active measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Read Executive Order (GA-18) here:
City of Harlingen
118 E Tyler Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 216-5000
24-Hour Reporting Hotline
“Ensure a business-friendly climate focused on economic growth, quality of life and efficient delivery of excellent services to our community.”
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(956) 216-5000, City Hall
(956) 216-5101, Lon C Hill Building
(956) 216-5300, Public Works
(956) 216-5400, Police Department
(956) 230-8011, Fire Department
(956) 216-5800, Public Library
(956) 216-5900, Telecomm Center
MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSIONERS
Chris Boswell, Mayor
Richard Uribe, Commissioner, District 1
Frank Puente, Commissioner, District 2
Michael Mezmar, Commissioner, District 3
Ruben De La Rosa, Commissioner, District4
Victor Leal, Commissioner, District 5
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