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Mayor Moore picture with Covid19

 

Today, Thursday June 26th, Governor Abbott temporarily has paused the phased-in Reopening Texas effort in response to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. This is also the first day the mandated mask must be worn for all of Fort Bend County businesses. As a reminder, do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly, and socially distancing from others.

We continue to support local businesses and support our community as we are encouraged to follow these guidelines. Hats off to KTRK 13 for spotlighting our Richmond and Rosenberg communities. We have enjoyed bringing awareness to Richmond and showing how our community comes together. Together Richmond is always better.

 As a reminder- The City Commission took action on Ordinance to repeal prior Emergency Orders in response to COVID-19 and adopted Executive Orders of Governor Gregg Abbott related to COVID-19 as updated on Governor Abbott's website-  

           Executive Orders of Governor Greg Abbott Related to COVID-19

Be safe and smart in your activities and remain Richmond proud!

Thank you again,

     Mayor Evalyn Moore

 

 

 

 

At this time, the city remains open for normal business; however, non-essential meetings and activities are being curtailed. In an effort to limit person-to-person contact, we have closed our building lobbies (except the Police Department). Utility and Court payments may still be made on-site through our payment drop-boxes. If you should have any questions regarding city services, please call (281) 342-5456 opt.2

The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department is managing the local response. The City continues to work closely with other agencies and meet on a daily basis to ensure city leaders have all the facts and make decisions based on advice from health experts.

For accurate and reliable information, please be sure to visit the following resources. They are the authoritative sources of information.

   • Texas Department of Health and Human Services https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

   • Fort Bend Health and Human Services https://www.fbchealth.org/ncov

   • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Helpful Resources and Information in Fort Bend County-

 FBC Non-Profits Helping during COVID 19 (1)_Page_1

 

  COVID Resources for FB County Compiled By Attack Poverty 05.06.20

  COVID-19 BENEFITS FLYER - April 2020 Lonestar Legal Aid

  Lone Star Legal Aid Brochure 05.06.20

 

 

Below is helpful information about COVID-19

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever

  • Dry Cough

  • Shortness of breath (severe)

  • Fatigue

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

 

Know How it Spreads

 

 
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 10 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

 Take steps to protect yourself

 

 Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

 Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others

 

 Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 

 

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

 

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
   

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

COVID-19 FAQ's

What is novel coronavirus?
Why is the disease being called coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19?
What is the source of the virus?
How does the virus spread?
Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
Can someone who has been quarantined for COVID-2019 spread the illness to others?
Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food?