Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Information

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Update: September 3

The county's mask order has expired. According to Fort Bend County Health and Human Services, the state mask order, which supercedes the county judge's order, is still in effect. Citizens must continue to comply with the requirements of the governor's mask order.

An update from the city of Sugar Land - Mayor Joe Zimmerman: July 24

Mayor Zimmerman provides an update on the City’s continued COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

What to know:

  • The City is working hard to help support local businesses and show appreciation for front-line workers.
  • As a way to help stimulate the local economy, the City has created the #AllInForSLTX campaign to encourage shoppers to support local businesses while giving back to front-line workers. Learn more about the Sweet Cash program here: http://allinforsltx.com/
  • If you have questions or concerns as we continue to safely reopen Sugar Land, please call 311 or 281-275-2900 or email 311@SugarLandTX.gov

Update: July 14

Fort Bend County COVID-19 Community Risk Level: UPGRADED TO RED

Fort Bend County has moved into the red category which signifies High Community Risk for COVID19 Transmission, meaning outbreaks are present and worsening and that testing and contact tracing capacity is strained or exceeded. At this level, residents need to take action to minimize contacts with others wherever possible and avoid leaving home except for the most essential needs like going to the grocery store for food and medicine.

See the full risk assessment and public guidance at https://bit.ly/2ZsIbzK

An update from Dr. Joe Anzaldua, city of Sugar Land health authority: July 3

As we get ready for the July Fourth weekend, Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s public health authority, reminds everyone to keep their guard up and stay safe.  Positive cases in our region are increasing at an alarming rate. The good news is that we can flatten this trend by complying with current orders issued by the governor and the county judge. Wear a mask, maintain physical distancing and practice hand hygiene. This is all we have until we get a vaccine.

Update: July 2

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are being updated consistent with this order and will be posted after noon on Friday, July 3, 2020.

The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10.

  1. Additional Information and Updates

    September 2

    July 18
    July 14
    July 9
    • Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation (amending GA-27) suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas.

    July 8
    • Know Your Risk Chart
      The Texas Medical Association released a ranking of certain common activities (like opening the mail, pumping gasoline, attending social events, etc...) and their asociated risk of contracting COVID-19.
    July 2

    June 30

    June 26

    • Executive order by Governor Abbott limiting certain businesses and services
      The governor’s June 26 order requires bars and establishments that receive more than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages to close by noon today (June 26). Restaurants must revert to 50 percent occupancy levels beginning Monday, June 29. The order also requires any outdoor gathering of 100 or more people be approved by local governments. 

    June 22
    June 19
  1. Wear that Face Mask