City of Pearland Issues Stay Safe At Home Order
As the current COVID-19 pandemic evolves, City of Pearland officials continue to coordinate with County Health officials to put measures in place that will aid in protecting Pearland residents and help to limit the spread of COVID-19. With that objective in mind, today Mayor Tom Reid signed two new orders, named TR 3 and TR 4 that will go into effect tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th 2020 at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. respectively and remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd, unless otherwise extended.
Order (TR 3), which goes into effect at 8 a.m. on March 26th, is an order regarding UDC regulations that will make it easier for local businesses to advertise and carry out to-go orders throughout the City of Pearland.
Order (TR 4), which goes into effect at 6 p.m. on March 26th, is a stay safe at home order that limits activities within the Pearland community to those that are essential. Under this order residents should only leave home to:
- Visit a doctor, dentist, or other healthcare provider
- Go to a grocery store, pick up food from a restaurant, or pick up supplies to care for a pet
- Go to work at an essential business
- Go to a home improvement store to buy items essential for well-being at home
- Engage in outdoor activities (walk, run, ride a bike)
- Please continue social distancing in this scenario
- Care for family members, pets, or others in another household
There are other common-sense requirements that allow for important and unavoidable movements to maintain life, security, and safety. Residents and businesses are urged, just as they have followed with the restrictions on restaurants, to voluntarily exercise good judgment and sound practices for good community public health.
These orders echo similar orders submitted by local health authority edicts in surrounding counties and are designed to aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the Pearland community, so we urge residents to take this seriously and follow the guidance of local authorities. Continuing local voluntary adherence does not add strain to public safety resources and protects other residents.
For more information about this and other issues related to COVID-19, visit pearlandtx.gov/coronavirus