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City Council votes to continue Mayor's Disaster Declaration

Post Date:03/17/2020 12:15 pm

UPDATE March 22, 2020:
In an Emergency City Council Meeting held March 22, 2020 at 5 p.m., Cedar Park City Council unanimously voted for Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale to continue the Mayor’s Declaration of Local State of Disaster Regarding the COVID-19 Epidemic until the Travis County, Williamson County or the State of Texas terminate their Declarations of Disaster – whichever comes first.  It also allows for Cedar Park City Council to consider the local Declaration at every regular-scheduled City Council Meeting.  As of now, there are no expirations set on the County or State Declarations. 

Mayor Van Arsdale had previously signed a Disaster Declaration on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 that is set to expire after March 24.  This extension is in-line with other declarations and extensions issued by Federal, State, city and county governments, to maximize the availability of aid and assistance that can be requested to help prevent local virus spread.  The City of Cedar Park’s Declaration Continuation effectively continues to give the City a variety of tools, efficiencies and resources for dealing with the crisis.  Mayor Van Arsdale may issue additional emergency orders in order to respond to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. Click here to read the Disaster Declaration Continuation.

City events and services
The City of Cedar Park is taking proactive steps to limit exposure to and spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).  In support of State and Federal recommendations for physical distancing, the City of Cedar Park is canceling non-critical eventsFind the latest City facility closures and event cancelations on the City of Cedar Park’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) information page.

March 17, 2020: 
Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale signed a disaster declaration for the City of Cedar Park on Tuesday in response to limit exposure to and spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Cedar Park joins the declarations already made by our federal, state, and county governments issued to maximize the availability of aid and assistance that could be requested to prevent local virus spread. The declaration immediately gives the City a variety of tools, efficiencies, and resources for dealing with crisis.

Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale made the announcement via social media on Tuesday, March 17. Click here to read the announcement.