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Fort Worth adopts new stand-alone disaster declaration to align with governor's orders

Posted April 29, 2020

The City of Fort Worth City Council adopted a new stand-alone resolution continuing Fort Worth’s state of disaster, as well as incorporating provisions of Executive Orders GA-18 and GA-19 issued on April 27 by Governor Greg Abbott.

The resolution will continue Fort Worth’s state of disaster past April 30, 2020, with specific changes to address the evolving nature of the emergency situation and to ensure that the city remains consistent with Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders and Open Texas Plan. Furthermore, the resolution allows for class C citations for any violations in addition to the penalties outlined by the governor’s orders.

“Extending the city’s state of disaster allows us to deploy and provide the necessary resources to combat COVID-19, while simultaneously prioritizing the health and safety of all residents and supporting our community during this unprecedented time,” said Mayor Betsy Price. “Furthermore, this ensures Fort Worth is in compliance with the governor’s orders, providing guidance and assistance on the safest way to reopen our economy and ease restrictions.”

This new resolution supersedes and replaces the declaration made on April 23 in its entirety. The stand-alone resolution stays in effect if the governor amends his current orders and expires when the governor ends his orders. However, if there are major changes, the City Council can convene a special-called meeting to amend the resolution.

For more information about COVID-19 and the actions being taken by the City of Fort Worth please visit the city website. For questions please call the public hotline at 817-392-8478.

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