City of Pearland Issues Disaster Proclamation Due to COVID-19
Because of the speed and evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, recognizing the imminent and ongoing threat, and understanding that extraordinary measures need to be acted upon quickly, Mayor Tom Reid has issued a local City of Pearland disaster declaration effective at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18th.
Mayor Reid said, “We are issuing a disaster declaration with the realization of the Coronavirus issue and the impact on the Pearland community. The declaration gives the essential functions of the City of Pearland government, upon which people rely, the latitude to focus on protecting the Pearland community and keeping things running.”
There are no immediate orders issued along with the implementation of this declaration, but it reorganizes the local government focus to guarantee continuity of essential services and preservation of life in the face of impending disaster. It also reinforces declarations by regional neighbors. The declaration step additionally aides in eligibility financial reimbursements further down the road, if and when available. Click here to view a copy of the signed proclamation.
The declaration will be in effect for 7 days, unless extended by authority of City Council during the regular meeting on Monday, March 23rd.
For more information about this and other issues related to COVID-19, visit pearlandtx.gov/coronavirus