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Smith County "Stay at Home" order

Proclamation of Local State of Disaster/Emergency Conditions 

City of Tyler News Releases:

With the confirmation of Coronavirus cases in Tyler from the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health), the City will immediately implement modified operations for facilities to protect the wellness of our staff and community. These modified operations will be in place officially from Monday, March 16 until Wednesday, April 17. Additionally, it is the recommendation by NET Health that all events at City facilities, including private events, be suspended immediately. The City and NET Health will continually monitor the situation to best decide if closures will be lifted or continued.

In an abundance of caution, all City facilities will be closed to public walk-ins. This includes visitors to the Tyler Senior Center, Glass Recreation Center and the Tyler Public Library. All programs and events have been suspended.

Other facilities like the Water Business Office, Tyler Development Center (Permit Center/Building Services/Planning/MPO) and Neighborhood Services will limit service provisions to phone and online interactions. Payments and appointments may still be made over the phone or online.

“As we make this shift to virtual operations with our customers, we ask for understanding and patience,” said City Manager Edward Broussard. “These precautions are in the best interest of our residents, visitors, employees and their safety.” 

During this reduced service time, staff will clean and disinfect facilities.

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport and Tyler Transit will remain open to the public. Disinfection best practices have been implemented in order to minimize the risk of exposure and community spread. However, Tyler Transit will go to a limited schedule with more details forthcoming.

The City of Tyler will deploy limited activation of the emergency operations center (EOC) for daily coordination meetings starting Monday, March 16.
These meetings will be lead by the City of Tyler’s Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Chief David Coble. These meetings will allow for coordination of communication with local partners for preparedness and consistent messaging to the public.


See a complete list of closures and facility phone information below. This list is subject to change. 

Harvey Convention Center and Parks Offices, (903) 531-1370
City Hall
Neighborhood Services
Tyler Development Center
Municipal Court
Water Business Office
Animal Control and Shelter
Tyler Police Department
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Tyler Recycling Center
Goodman Museum
Tyler Rose Garden Center
Glass Recreation Center
Tyler Senior Center
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler Public Library
Gallery Main Street/Liberty Hall/ Visit Tyler


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