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By Dave Rogers
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Bridge City opens gov't offices a bit


Last updated 2/9/2021 at 10:56pm

"Saying we're going to loosen up as much as we can," Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge announced Tuesday that city buildings have adjusted their coronavirus restrictions.

"As mayor, I instructed the department heads of the city today to begin to open the majority of city buildings on a limited basis," Rutledge said.

"It'll begin Wednesday."

Masks, sanitizers and social distancing will be mandatory inside all city buildings, Rutledge said. But most buildings will require an appointment.

City Hall will be drive-thru only. For any other business, call 409-735-6801 for appointments.

Municipal Court lobby is open by appointment only. Call 409-735-2236 for appointments.

Senior Citizen Hall will remain closed.

"It's a small building and we don't want to gamble with our senior citizens' lives," the mayor said.

The Community Center is opened for private functions only, with a maximum of 100 people. Call 409-735-6801 for reservations.

City Library is open by appointment only with a maximum of five patrons at a time. Call 409-735-4242 for appointments. Storytime will continue on Facebook.

City park remains open, but no reservations for the pavilion are being taken at this time.

City council meetings will be open to the public in the City Hall chambers with limited seating.

"The fact that people are getting vaccinated and the number of new cases of COVID-19 seems to be trending down on a 14-day average led us to make these changes," the mayor said.

"But if we have a spike in cases, we may have to tighten things back up."


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