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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on 03/18/2020

The City of Willow Park is taking measures to be appropriately cautious during this public health threat. The safety, health, and welfare of our residents is our top priority. 

We are staying connected with the Parker County Office of Emergency Services (OES), which continues to work with the Parker County Local Health Authority, Dr. Stephen Welch, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to monitor and stay involved with any and all medical threats or issues that might involve Parker County. We also monitor decisions made by our partners at Aledo ISD, Weatherford ISD, City of Weatherford, and other local municipalities.

The situation continues to evolve, and should we make the decision to change our operations, that information will be updated on this page and on the city’s Facebook account.

What the City of Willow Park has done

On Tuesday, March 24, the Willow Park City Council voted to extend a declaration of local disaster that aligns with the state and county directives. It also allows both the city and our business to qualify for certain state and federal funding if the need arises. 

Find the link to the declaration here. The declaration was allowed to expire once Gov. Abbott authorized the phases of re-opening.

As of March 17, all city offices were closed to the public. Offices re-opened in mid-May. Our staff is available in the building but is also available to assist community members via telephone or email. We encourage anyone who cannot reach a staffer via phone to utilize the info@willowpark.org email address.

Payments for court fees and utility bills can be made online through the city’s website at www.willowpark.org, or through the drop box in the city hall parking lot.

The city’s police department, fire department, and water/wastewater staff continued to operate normally. Residents are encouraged to call the police department at 817-441-9747 in the case of a non-emergency, or dial 911 in the case of a fire or police emergency.

The municipal court dockets for March 25 and April 8 have were postponed and will be dealt with on a future docket.

The Willow Bark event scheduled for March 28 and the Citizen’s Police Academy scheduled to begin March 26 have both been postponed. The March 24 City Council meeting and March 19 Board of Adjustments meetings have both been cancelled.

What you can do

While the City has a role in this rapidly changing situation, we also look to our community to share in the responsibility to keep our community healthy. Please follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and look after your neighbors during this time.

We encourage our residents to support small businesses in our city.

For small businesses, we encourage them to visit the resources compiled by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce here.

We will continue to share up-to-date links that provide public information from reliable agencies on this ongoing situation.

Information on Governor Greg Abbott's plan to reopen Texas:

OpenTexas-Report.pdf

Information on minimum recommended protocols for businesses:

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0XzGQdnVkvLeaxq6qExv35GOwzly5USyjTa2Ooan3662sidQIx6V8CDUs


Information from Parker County:
https://www.parkercountytx.com/456/PUBLIC-HEALTH

Information from Aledo ISD:

https://www.aledoisd.org/Domain/4

Information from Weatherford ISD:

https://www.weatherfordisd.com/

COVID-19 Texas Case Count:

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus

Community Mitigation Tips from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

Download CDC handout: “What You Need to Know about COVID-19”

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

 

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