The City of Taylor is now operating under the ORANGE phase of the Phased-in Mitigation Plan after the Williamson County Cities and Health District (WCCHD) moved into the ORANGE phase on Thursday, March 18.
In the ORANGE phase of the plan, use of all City park facilities is allowed, as well as allow gatherings of up to 25 people. Also during the meeting, Blackland Prairie Day scheduled for May 1, 2021, was canceled.
In September 2020, the City of Taylor adopted a new phased-in plan for reopening the City, using mitigation guidance from (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.
A link to the reopening guidelines can be found here. Under the ORANGE phase, most City facilities remain closed or operate on a very limited basis, permits social gatherings of up to 25 people, and allows for the use of all City parks facilities (excluding the Dickey-Givens Community Center) with social distancing. In addition, this phase allows large gatherings and special events up to 25 people in public facilities and spaces with an approved safety mitigation plan. Splash pads and swimming pools will also open according to regular seasonal opening hours. Taylor Regional Park (TRP) remains closed for tournaments in the ORANGE phase.
City Hall is only open for drive-through services, and boards and commission meetings remain virtual. The Library is open for curbside only services and staff are available by phone at the Library at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.