On March 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., the Mayor of the City of Liberty issued a Declaration of Disaster for the City of Liberty due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease. The Mayor has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to prevent the spread of COVID 19 throughout the City of Liberty. The Declaration includes the quarantine of individuals, groups of individuals, property, and additionally, compelling individuals, groups of individuals, or property to undergo additional health measures that prevent or control the spread of the disease. The City of Liberty is also prohibiting in-person interactions of large events and mass gatherings of ten (10) persons or more including conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses, in accordance with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.
Additionally, in order to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, the City of Liberty, effective at noon on March 17, 2020, is closing City Buildings to visitors until April 15, 2020. This closure may be extended depending on circumstances at that time. This closure includes the Municipal Library, City Hall, Public Works Service Center and Police and Fire Departments. Although City buildings will be closed to visitors, all city services, including Police and Fire, will continue. Persons wishing to return books to the Municipal Library may do so by using the book drop off box located on the Sam Houston Street driveway in front of the Library. All in person utility payments will be made by using the drive through window on the north side of City Hall.
The entrance to the drive through window is located on Travis Street near the Trinity Street intersection. Individuals requiring building permits may obtain the necessary forms from the City’s Webpage (cityofIiberty.org) and return them by email or fax (936-336 9846). Assistance from Municipal Court may be obtained by calling 936-336-3684.
Links to the Texas Department of State Health Services and CDC may be found on the City’s webpage at cityofIiberty.org.