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Pearland Re-Opens Retail Businesses with Distancing Measures in Place

Post Date:04/23/2020 5:43 pm

Pearland’s Mayor Tom Reid signed Order TR 7, a health-first, economy-second approach to reopening non-essential retail businesses within the city. The proclamation is consistent with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16. The local order, paralleling Governor Abbott’s statewide order, is effective Friday, April 24 at 12:01 a.m. And remains in effect until April 30th at 11:59 p.m.

With the State and City of Pearland orders, non-essential retail businesses may reopen to provide services only through curbside pick-up, delivery by mail, or doorstep delivery. Patrons may not enter the premises of a reopened retail business and must pay for goods over the phone or online. Businesses may deliver goods via curbside, mail via third party carrier, or delivery.

Employees of re-opened retail businesses must be trained in cleaning, sanitation, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette. Upon arrival to work, employees must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and wash or sanitize hands. Employees must practice social distancing with colleagues and stay at least 6 feet apart and must wear face masks. Employees must also wash or sanitize hands after every interaction with a customer.

The City of Pearland encourages residents to support local businesses, but it is imperative to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, working remotely whenever possible, avoiding large groups, and environmental cleanliness and sanitation. 

For additional information about this order and everything else related to COVID-19 in Pearland, visit pearlandtx.gov/coronavirus.

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