“Back in Business”
The City of Wharton has established this “Back in Business” framework to help ease our businesses in re-opening their doors. The “Back in Business” campaign has been developed as the State and Federal governments re-open Texas. At this time certain businesses have been allowed to open at a 25% capacity, including retail and restaurant establishments, gyms and exercise facilities, manufacturers, and office based businesses, as announced by the Governor on Monday, May 5th, taking effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 18th.
As of Monday May 18th, per the Governor’s expanded Executive Order GA-23, effective immediately, ‘massage establishments and other facilities where licensed massage therapists or other persons licensed or otherwise authorized to practice, Personal-care and beauty services that have not already been reopened, such as tattoo studios, piercing studios, hair removal services, and hair loss treatment and growth services, and child-care services may resume’.
Additionally, ‘starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd, 2020, ‘dine-in restaurant services, for restaurants may now operate at up to 50% of the total listed occupancy, while bars and similar establishments may operate up to 25% occupancy. Rodeos and equestrian events may operate also begin to operate at the 25% capacity’.
Further, per the Governor’s Executive Order GA-23, ‘starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, youth camps, including summer camps and other daytime and overnight camps for youths, and youth sports programs may resume, with games and similar competitions beginning no sooner than June 15th’.
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The City of Wharton has established this “Back in Business” framework to help ease our businesses in re-opening their doors. The “Back in Business” campaign will be developed as the State and Federal government allow more business to resume. At this time, we are continuing to allow to-go & take-out retail method, but additional changes announced by the Governor on Monday, April 27th will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 1st.
According to the Governor’s Executive Order GA-18, ‘starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 1st, 2020, in-store retail services, dine-in restaurant services, movie theaters, shopping malls, museums and libraries, can operate at 25% occupancy’ under specific guidelines and regulations.
The City of Wharton is continuing to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is taking precautionary measures to keep residents and city staff as safe as possible. A number of city events and activities have been canceled, and we are continuing to share information on the virus from trusted public health agencies.
The City is encouraging its utility customers to pay their bills online, over the phone or in our 24-hour deposit box.
If you are having trouble logging in or need assistance, please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives by calling 979-532-2491.
The City of Wharton is taking precautionary measures to keep residents and city staff as safe as possible. The following precautions have been taken to date:
To promote social distancing:
The agenda may be found here: http://www.cityofwharton.com/page/agendas_minutes_10_16 Questions? Call City Hall at 979-532-2491.
All Wharton Police, Wharton EMS and Wharton Fire services remain the same and unchanged. For emergencies, please dial 911. Wharton Police non-emergency can be reached at 979-532-3131, Wharton EMS non-emergency can be reached at 979-532-4811 ext. 700 and Wharton Fire non-emergency can be reached at 979-532-4811 ext. 400.
The City of Wharton’s number one priority remains the well-being of our citizens and employees. The City is taking every possible precaution to protect our community while continuing to provide service to our residents in the safest manner possible.
City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491
Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400
Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd
Wharton, Texas 77488
Tim Barker., Mayor
Clifford Jackson, Councilmember Place 1
Steven Schneider, Councilmember Place 2
Terry Freese, Councilmember Place 3
Don Mueller, Councilmember Place 4
Russell Machann, Councilmember Place 5 - At-Large
Alice Heard-Roberts - Place 6 - At-Large
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