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Key to the City June 26, 2020

Post Date:06/26/2020 10:00 AM

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Key to the City June 26, 2020
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Governor and County issue new COVID-19 Orders:

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Governor Abbott issues Executive Order on June 26 - closes bars and reduces restaurant capacity

On Friday, June 26, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 after the positivity rate in Texas increased above 10%.   

The Order includes the following:

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions. Read the Governor's order here

Travis County Order limits public gatherings and limits socialization in groups of more than 10 

A Travis County Order is effective as of Friday, June 26, 2020 and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 unless extended, modified or terminated early by Travis County Judge Samuel Biscoe. The Order limits outdoor gatherings that exceed 100 people except as permitted by the Governor’s Order GA-26. Additionally, individuals shall not socialize in groups of more than 10 people, unless individuals are members of the same household or residence and except to the extent permitted by the Governor’s Orders. Within any group of ten (10) people or less, individuals should, to the extent possible, wear face coverings and minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. Read the Travis County Order here.

Cases in the 78660 have increased by 104% since June 1. Social distancing and handwashing practices are encouraged. Please continue to wear a mask. For additional information on City of Pflugerville facilities and parks, the Travis County Order and Governor's announcements, visit the City's COVID-19 page at www.pflugervilletx.gov/reopen.  

Facility reservations resume for August dates 

Pflugerville Parks and Recreation is now accepting facility reservations starting August 1. All rental availability is subject to change due to COVID-19. At this time all rental spaces, with the exception of Lake Pflugerville pavilion, remain closed to the public. Find out more at pflugervilletx.gov/reserve.

Enjoy fireworks this Independence Day 

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On Saturday, July 4, Typhoon Texas will host Independence Day fireworks in partnership with the City of Pflugerville. Residents can socially distance by watching from your own backyard, inside Typhoon Texas or park your car, tune in to iHeartRadio stations 96.7 KISS FM or 102.3 THE BEAT and watch the show from one of these locations:

  • Hendrickson High School (19201 Colorado Sand Dr.)
  • Stone Hill Town Center (500 Limestone Commercial Dr.)
  • Costco (1901 Kelly Ln)

The fireworks show will streamed live on the City of Pflugerville Facebook Page. Together we can enjoy this Independence Day tradition in a new way. 

City closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day

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Essential staff at Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services, Recreation Center and City offices will not be working on-site on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. While many facilities are already closed to the public due to COVID-19, staff will not be answering phones during this time. Trash and recycling pickup will not be affected. If you have a water issue when the city is closed, call the Police Department nonemergency line at 512-990-6700. For all emergencies, please call 911. 

No personal fireworks in city limits

 To keep our neighborhoods and open areas safe this Independence Day, the City of Pflugerville is fireworks-free. All personal fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal within city limits. Leave fireworks to the professionals by watching the show launched from Typhoon Texas on July 4. 

Art Explained: The American Flag in Contemporary Art

On Thursday, July 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the Pflugerville Public Library is hosting a virtual presentation about the use of the American flag in art. The presentation will discuss how artists have manipulated and reinterpreted the American flag as creative symbolism. This virtual event will take place on Webex. Learn more and register here

Be counted in the Census

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Census data is used to distribute billions of dollars to create better housing, suitable living environments and safer living conditions. Completing the 2020 Census helps secure funding needed to improve housing programs and projects in the community. Fill out your Census online now at my2020census.gov.

What's Happening

TXDOT construction on SH 130 - SH 130 from Howard Lane to Pecan Street will be closed starting Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. and finishing on Monday, June 29 at 6 a.m. The entrance ramp at Cameron will be closed with a detour to Pecan. Expect traffic delays in the area. 

Compost available at the Recycle Center - The City Recycle Center has compost available starting Saturday, June 27 for pickup. First come, first served. 

Summer Reading - The 2020 summer reading program is taking place online. Kids, teens and adults will all have their own summer reading challenges to complete for each of the eight weeks of summer reading. In addition to the challenges, the Pflugerville Library will have online events and crafting with curbside take-home kits. The summer reading program takes place June 6-August 1. For more information on summer reading, please visit pflugervilletx.gov/summerreading.

Pflugerville Pfund - The Pflugerville Pfund is set up to help local businesses with financial assistance grants due to COVID-19. Find more information about this fund by visiting pfchamber.com/pflugerville-pfund.

Utility disconnects and late fees - Utility billing will not issue any late fees or disconnects through July 15. The date has been extended to July due to COVID-19. Utility Billing remains closed to the public. Phones are answered from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 512-990-6100. Due to high call volumes, the City encourages using email, utilitybilling@pflugervilletx.gov, and the web chat feature at utilitybilling.pflugervilletx.gov.

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