Members of Northlake Town Council voted to extend the Town’s Declaration of Local Disaster indefinitely as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Mayor David Rettig originally issued the declaration on March 18, 2020. The declaration was amended on March 23, 2020 to include the prohibition of all gatherings of 10 people or more, and the closure of all public and neighborhood playgrounds.
Under section 418.108(b) of the Government Code, a declaration of local disaster may remain in effect for up to seven days after issuance, at which point Town Council must convene to review and approve the declaration to continue its effect.
With the spread of COVID-19 expected to last anywhere from weeks to months, members of Town Council extended the declaration indefinitely in order to continue making provisions for the health and safety of residents throughout the duration of the pandemic.
Under section 122.006 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, the declaration allows the Town to put measures in place to stop the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of residents. Though the Town has not yet received notification of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Town limits, Mayor Rettig, members of Town Council and Town staff remain committed to slowing the spread of the virus.
Click here to view and download a PDF version of the Declaration of Local Disaster
Click here to view and download a PDF version of the amendment to the Declaration of Local Disaster