At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Taylor City Council on Thursday, February 11, Council directed staff to amend the RED phase of the City’s phased-in reopening guidance to allow Taylor Little League, Taylor Pony League, and Lonestar Soccer for league play only, as well as tennis and pickleball courts for practice, lessons, and general use only. The new guidelines will go into effect at noon on Friday, February 12.
In September 2020 the City of Taylor adopted a new phased-in plan for reopening the City, using mitigation guidance from the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) regarding community spread of the COVID-19 virus. The color-coded plan has four phases, ranging in severity from Uncontrolled Community Spread (Red) to Minimal Community Spread (Green). Each phase lessens restrictions with respect to social gatherings, municipal building openings, public meetings, and indoor and outdoor events. The plan was last amended by Council in November 2020.
A link to the reopening guidelines can be found on the City’s website in the COVID-19 section. The City of Taylor is currently operating under the RED phase, which requires that most City facilities be closed or operate on a very limited basis, permits social gatherings of up to five people, and allows for the use of open spaces in City parks with social distancing. In addition, this phase prohibits large gatherings and special events in public facilities and spaces. City Hall is only open for drive-through services, and the Library is only open for curb-side pickup. Taylor Little League, Taylor Pony League, and Lonestar Soccer for league play only, as well as tennis and pickleball courts for practice, lessons, and general use only.
The City of Taylor continues to monitor this ongoing and fluid situation closely with health officials at WCCHD and Williamson County. Updates will be posted at taylortx.gov and on social media as they become available. For more information, please visit www.taylortx.gov.
Phased In Reopening Criteria