• Seguin's Re-Opening Plans

  • Business is Open in Seguin

    From The Chamber:
    Dear Business and Community Leaders,

    It has finally arrived - your Membership Directory & Community Profile which includes contact information for the products and services you need, a downtown business guide, and tons of resources and information about our community. Please share it with a friend and we will send you a new one.

    These unprecedented times have shifted us to be ready for change at the drop of a hat. However, we are so proud of you for helping our community succeed, from donating meals, to sewing masks, to picking up curbside retail and ordering delivery for dinner. One thing left unchanged is that Your Chamber is here for you. We are truly #StrongerTogether. Please take advantage of the chamber’s wide internet reach by logging into your Member Information Center on seguinchamber.com. Tell the world the new way you are doing business, your hours, your hot deals and open jobs. And we will promote it.

    Although we do not know yet when we will be back to full capacity with in-person meetings, we are offering a myriad of virtual experiences to keep you connected. Here are a few of our upcoming offerings:

    • Virtual Social Hour – with Mask-terpiece Contest just for fun. Thursday, April 30 - 5:30 p.m. YOB
    • Virtual Community Roundtable – updates from County, City, TxDOT and more. Tuesday, May - 8 a.m. No Charge to Members
    • Webinar: How to Manage Problem Employees & Handle Difficult People. Wednesday, May 6 - 10 a.m.  No Charge to Members. CEU available SHRM Activity ID# 20-F95XF
    • Virtual Teacher of the Year Celebration – with teachers from SISD, MISD, NISD, St. James Catholic School, Southwest Preparatory School, Seguin Christian Academy. Wednesday, May 20 - 4 p.m.

    Let us know how we can help you. In the meantime, stay safe, wear your face masks, and let’s get back to work

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  • Open Seguin

    From City Hall: 
    City officials will begin Phase I to Open Seguin beginning Friday, May 1, 2020.

    The City is following a three-phase plan announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on April 27 to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

    Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow. 

    Gov. Abbott issued the following three Executive Orders relating to the Open Texas plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By way of Executive Order (GA-18), all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls are permitted to reopen on Friday, May 1. These services must limit their capacity to 25 percent of their listed occupancy. Within shopping malls, the food-court dining areas, play areas and interactive displays and settings must remain closed. For specific information related to health protocols for business types above and customers of these businesses, click the following links for guides and checklists :

    ** Essential services such as farmers and ranchers, grocery and drug stores, banks, and gas stations will continue to operate. 

    All museums and libraries may open under the same 25 percent occupancy limitation, but interactive areas of museums must remain closed. State libraries and museums will open by May 1, and local public museums and libraries may reopen only if permitted by the local government.  **NOTE: The Seguin Public Library will remain closed until further notice. Curbside service is still available. For specific information related to health protocols for Museums and Libraries and customers of these businesses, click the following link for guides and checklists:

    Single-person offices may reopen as well. Churches and places of worship remain open. Outdoor sports are allowed to resume so long as no more than four participants are playing together at one time. Certain social distancing practices must also be followed. For specific information related to health protocols for businesses mentioned above and customers of these businesses, click the following link for guides and checklists:

    Executive Order (GA-19) relaxed certain restrictions related to health care professionals and issued amended requirements related to hospital capacity.

    Executive Order (GA-20) eliminates the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for individuals traveling from Louisiana. Under GA-20, the mandated 14-day quarantine for travelers from the following areas remains in place: California; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan, and Miami, Fla.


    REMAINING CLOSURES
    **All bars and establishments required to post a 51% notice are to remain closed during Phase I. Public swimming pools, gyms, cosmetology salons, massage establishments, interactive amusement venues, such as bowling alleys and video arcades, and tattoo and piercing studios will remain closed. Nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities must remain closed to visitors unless to provide critical assistance.

    For questions or concerns about guidelines to Open Seguin, please email reopenseguin@seguintexas.gov and a City representative will respond as quickly as possible. You can also call 830-386-2219.