COVID-19 Resources

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The City of La Marque is working with local, state and federal partners to closely monitor Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), formerly known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For up-to-date information and available resources, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

On March 13, the Galveston County Health District announced its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in a Galveston County resident. For information on this case, please visit https://www.gchd.org/Home/Components/News/News/2411/65.

The City of La Marque will continue to publish updates as they become available. Please register for News Flash e-notifications and Connect CTY Emergency Alerts at connect.cityoflamarque.org and follow @cityoflamarque on social media. 

COVID-19 Recovery for Businesses

La Marque Economic Development Corporation is gathering resources for our local business owners. Disaster resources for employees and employers are on the way. 

We are here for you and we mean business. Check our most current updates for COVID-19 business relief at COVIDbusinessrelief.cityoflamarque.org

There are numerous coronavirus (COVID-19) resources around Galveston County.

PHONE NUMBERS:
Galveston County Health District Informational Hotline
Phone: 409-938-7221, Option #1

Gulf Coast Wellness Center 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (Mental Health)
Phone: 866-729-3848

University of Texas Medical Branch 24/7 Access Line (If you are Sick)
Phone: 800-917-8906

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Informational Line
Phone: 800-232-4636

State of Texas (Help Finding Social Services)
Phone: 2-1-1 then option #6

HELPFUL WEBSITE LINKS
Galveston County Health District (GCHD)
www.gchd.org/coronavirus

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.coronavirus.gov

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas

On March 19, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will aid in the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott: 

  • Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
  • Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.

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UTMB Health Resources:

UTMB Health has developed a website as a resource dedicated to sharing information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The site contains guidance for members of the communities served and employed by UTMB, including patients, students, our healthcare workforce and other employees. It also links to external sources for the latest information on this new disease threat. Please explore these pages to inform yourself, minimize risks and if needed, get care for COVID-19.

The Galveston County Health District information resources for Coronavirus: