News Flash module icon

For news and press release archives, click here.

News Flash

General City News

Posted on: March 13, 2020

Declaration issued, City ready to respond

Logo

The City of Huntsville has been actively monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and want to assure our citizens that we are prepared to respond appropriately.

 Listed below are some of the ways we have prepared, as well as recommendations for our citizens:

  • City officials (elected, city management, public safety, emergency management) are participating daily in conference calls and meetings with County Emergency Management officials and Statewide Emergency Management officials to receive updates and guidance during this evolving situation.  Our key employees are receiving on-going training related to this virus.
  • The City has ordered a declaration of local disaster to allow the City to activate emergency plans, as well as designate eligibility for any potential federal or state reimbursement should that become available.  This declaration is posted on HuntsvilleTX.gov.
  • The City is reviewing all currently scheduled City-sponsored events and meetings to determine continuation based on the size of the gathering and encourage other organizations to review their upcoming events as well.
  • The City has requested additional protective equipment for first responders from the state to ensure the health and safety of our citizens and employees.
  • The City is reviewing all City facilities to determine any changes that could assist in limiting citizen or employee exposure to the virus.

And finally, the City encourages citizens to follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).  The link to these two agencies is posted online at HuntsvilleTX.gov.  If you do have any symptoms of this virus, please contact your local health provider immediately for guidance.

Disaster Declaration by City of Huntsville
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in General City News

Fireworks at Kate Barr Ross Park

The fireworks show will go on

Posted on: May 26, 2020
TXDOT closures CoH

IH-45 Northbound closed at PR 40

Posted on: June 15, 2020
Greener Huntsville June 2020

Time to "dump" that mess for free

Posted on: June 8, 2020
County Judge Danny Pierce swearing in Bert Lyle

Lyle sworn in to City Council

Posted on: May 18, 2020
Texas State Parks

Texas State Parks reopen for Day-Use

Posted on: April 20, 2020
Generic_CDC4

COVID-19 testing site opens Monday

Posted on: April 8, 2020
Forest Hills Park

City to close areas of parks

Posted on: April 7, 2020
Wipes in Pipes are bad

City addresses "flushable" items

Posted on: March 20, 2020
Logo

City closing all offices to public

Posted on: March 20, 2020
Logo

CoH working to keep citizens safe

Posted on: March 18, 2020
Logo

Disaster Declaration amended by City

Posted on: March 18, 2020
City of Huntsville

City issues Corporate Challenge

Posted on: February 24, 2020
SamHoustonGrave SPetkovsek

39th Annual March 2nd celebration

Posted on: February 19, 2020
citizenship class

Citizenship Prep Course begins April 2020

Posted on: February 20, 2020
Main Street Music poster

Free Main Street Music series revealed

Posted on: February 13, 2020
connected_powered-by-cn

Walker County officials need your help

Posted on: February 7, 2020
GreenerHuntsville

City of Huntsville Recycling Guidelines

Posted on: September 17, 2019
TXDOT closures park road 40

West Frontage Road closure announced

Posted on: February 6, 2020
TXDOT closures park road 40

Night freeway closure next week

Posted on: January 17, 2020
Logo

Landscaping to be discussed for I-45

Posted on: January 3, 2020
recycle tree

Christmas tree pickup announced

Posted on: December 24, 2019
TXDOT closures

Full closure of I-45 announced

Posted on: November 8, 2019
TXDOT closures

NB inside lane closed on I45

Posted on: October 30, 2019
TXDOT closures

Two closures announced for next week

Posted on: October 4, 2019
Logo

Building our future

Posted on: May 24, 2019
TXDOT closures

TxDOT closure announced

Posted on: August 27, 2019
Logo

Wastewater spill reported, repaired

Posted on: August 17, 2019
TXDOT closures

Park Road 40, I45 closures

Posted on: August 16, 2019
TXDOT closures

Exit ramp by Statue to open today

Posted on: August 7, 2019
City Council Tuesday

City Council to begin with workshop

Posted on: August 5, 2019