Archived Updates

May 15

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 35 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

                   

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

The Local Health Authority (LHA) has notified the City of a possible case in Aransas Pass.  The individual has tested positive for antibodies, which does not classify them as a confirmed case according to CDC guidelines.  LHA is investigating and notifying people who may have had close contact with the individual.

Today, Governor Abbot announced that:

  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide food benefits through the Federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or discounted school meals due to COVID-19 related school closures.  P-EBT provides a one-time benefit of $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as SNAP food benefits to pay for groceries.
  • Waived license renewal late fees that accrued between March 13 – June 15, 2020 for occupational licenses issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 15, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

3

2

San Patricio County

0

25

14

TOTAL Cases

0

28

16






  • As of noon today, Texas has 43,851 COVID-19 cases, and 1,216 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 254 tests conducted, and 25 confirmed COVID-25 cases,
    • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 14

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 34 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)


NOTE: New Information is in RED

The Local Health Authority (LHA) has notified the City of a possible case in Aransas Pass.  The individual has tested positive for antibodies, which does not classify them as a confirmed case according to CDC guidelines.  LHA is investigating and notifying people who may have had close contact with the individual.

Governor Abbot announced that:

  • Texas Health and Human     Services Commission has received approval from the U.S. Department     of Agriculture to provide food benefits through the Federal Pandemic     Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to families with children who     have temporarily lost access to free or discounted school meals due     to COVID-19 related school closures.  P-EBT provides a one-time     benefit of $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as SNAP food benefits to pay for groceries
  • Waived license renewal late     fees that accrued between March 13 – June 15, 2020 for     occupational licenses issued by the Texas Department of Licensing     and Regulation.

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

NOTICE: The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

                                                                                                                                            
                


                

            
                

COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 14, 2020

                


                

            
                

New Cases

            
                

Case Count

            
                

Released

            
                

Aransas County

            
                

0

            
                

2

            
                

2

            
                

San Patricio County

            
                

0

            
                

25

            
                

14

            
                

TOTAL Cases

            
                

0

            
                

27

            
                

16

            

As of noon today, Texas has 42,403 COVID-19 cases, and 1,158 fatalities

San Patricio County

  • 254     tests conducted, and 25 confirmed COVID-25 cases
  • San Patricio County COVID-19     Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents,     Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551
  • community information website     is available at www.sanpatem.com,

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for     Affordable Communication:     This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For     details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.      You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities,     Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:     needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361)     758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org,     click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB     Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you     qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to     use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link     on how to make your own face covering:     https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding     Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small     Businesses, go to:     https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER    – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have     access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service     disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be     applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00     convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human     Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing     with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The     toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with     Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards;     Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief;     and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns     serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related     to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings     are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER    - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete     online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov    or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call     1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly     disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and     desks,
  • REMEMBER:    Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as     a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength     in this time of crisis.

May 13

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 33 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

Today, Governor Abbot announced that:

  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide food benefits through the Federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or discounted school meals due to COVID-19 related school closures.  P-EBT provides a one-time benefit of $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as SNAP food benefits to pay for groceries.
  • Waived license renewal late fees that accrued between March 13 – June 15, 2020 for occupational licenses issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 13, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

23

13

TOTAL Cases

0

25

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 41,048 COVID-19 cases, and 1,133 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 249 tests conducted, and 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 12

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 32 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Governor Abbott announcing that Barbershops and Nail and Hair Salons can reopen on Friday, May 8, 2020 and must ensure at least 6 feet of social distancing between work stations; and Gyms could reopen on May 18, 2020 with restrictions.  Following is a link to the Governor’s Proclamation https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-to-expand-openings-of-certain-businesses-and-activities

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%. 

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 12, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

22

11

TOTAL Cases

0

24

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 39,869 COVID-19 cases, and 1,100 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 244 tests conducted, and 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 11

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 31 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Governor Abbott announcing that Barbershops and Nail and Hair Salons can reopen on Friday, May 8, 2020 and must ensure at least 6 feet of social distancing between work stations; and Gyms could reopen on May 18, 2020 with restrictions.  Following is a link to the Governor’s Proclamation https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-to-expand-openings-of-certain-businesses-and-activities

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%. 

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 11, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

22

11

TOTAL Cases

0

18

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 38,869 COVID-19 cases, and 1,088 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 166 tests conducted, and 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

                   

May 8

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 30 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

                   

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Governor Abbott announcing that Barbershops and Nail and Hair Salons can reopen on Friday, May 8, 2020 and must ensure at least 6 feet of social distancing between work stations; and Gyms could reopen on May 18, 2020 with restrictions.  Following is a link to the Governor’s Proclamation https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-to-expand-openings-of-certain-businesses-and-activities

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

 

FREE COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES

 

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

May 7-10 (Thurs-Sun), 9 am – 5 pm

Portland – 2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.

To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, or call (512) 883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only.

 

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%. 

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 7, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

16

11

TOTAL Cases

0

18

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 36,609 COVID-19 cases, and 1,004 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 166 tests conducted, and 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 7

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 29 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

                   

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Governor Abbott announcing that Barbershops and Nail and Hair Salons can reopen on Friday, May 8, 2020 and must ensure at least 6 feet of social distancing between work stations; and Gyms could reopen on May 18, 2020 with restrictions.  Following is a link to the Governor’s Proclamation https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-to-expand-openings-of-certain-businesses-and-activities

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

 

FREE COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES

 

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

May 7-10 (Thurs-Sun), 9 am – 5 pm

Portland – 2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.

To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, or call (512) 883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only.

 

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%. 

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 7, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

16

11

TOTAL Cases

0

18

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 35,390 COVID-19 cases, and 973 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 166 tests conducted, and 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,

 

 

  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 6

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 28 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

                   

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Governor Abbott announcing that Barbershops and Nail and Hair Salons can reopen on Friday, May 8, 2020 and must ensure at least 6 feet of social distancing between work stations; and Gyms could reopen on May 18, 2020 with restrictions.  Following is a link to the Governor’s Proclamation https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-to-expand-openings-of-certain-businesses-and-activities

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

 

FREE COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES

 

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

May 7-10 (Thurs-Sun), 9 am – 5 pm

Portland – 2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.

To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, or call (512) 883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only.

 

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%. 

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 6, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

14

11

TOTAL Cases

0

16

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 34,422 COVID-19 cases, and 948 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 164 tests conducted, and 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,

 

  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 5

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 27 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

                   

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

DURING THE APRIL 30TH COUNCIL MEETING, THE COUNCIL DID NOT TAKE ACTION TO EXTEND THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER.  THE CITY WILL FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER.  THIS MEANS BEGINNING MAY 1, THE CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS ARE OPEN; RETAIL, RESTAURANTS, THEATERS, AND LIBRARIES MAY OPEN BUT MUST ONLY ALLOW 25% OCCUPANCY, AND ALL BUSINESSES SHOULD STILL ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING.   SALONS, BARBERSHOPS, GYMS AND BARS MUST REMAIN CLOSED.

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

 

FREE COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES

 

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

May 5–6 (Tues-Wed), 9 am – 5 pm

Aransas Pass – Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler

May 7-10 (Thurs-Sun), 9 am – 5 pm

Portland – 2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.

To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, or call (512) 883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only.

 

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 5, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

13

11

TOTAL Cases

0

15

13

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 33,369 COVID-19 cases, and 906 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 163 tests conducted, and 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,

 


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,

 

 

  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 4

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 26 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

                   

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

DURING THE APRIL 30TH COUNCIL MEETING, THE COUNCIL DID NOT TAKE ACTION TO EXTEND THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER.  THE CITY WILL FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER.  THIS MEANS BEGINNING MAY 1, THE CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS ARE OPEN; RETAIL, RESTAURANTS, THEATERS, AND LIBRARIES MAY OPEN BUT MUST ONLY ALLOW 25% OCCUPANCY, AND ALL BUSINESSES SHOULD STILL ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING.   SALONS, BARBERSHOPS, GYMS AND BARS MUST REMAIN CLOSED.

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

FREE COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES 

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

May 4 (Mon), 9 am – 5 pm

Ingleside – 2681 San Angelo

May 5–6 (Tues-Wed), 9 am – 5 pm

Aransas Pass – Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler

May 7-10 (Thurs-Sun), 9 am – 5 pm

Portland – 2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.

To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, or call (512) 883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only.

 

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 4, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

12

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 32,332 COVID-19 cases, and 884 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 130 tests conducted, and 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,


  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

May 1

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 25 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

DURING THE APRIL 30TH COUNCIL MEETING, THE COUNCIL DID NOT TAKE ACTION TO EXTEND THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER.  THE CITY WILL FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER.  THIS MEANS BEGINNING MAY 1, THE CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS ARE OPEN; RETAIL, RESTAURANTS, THEATERS, AND LIBRARIES MAY OPEN BUT MUST ONLY ALLOW 25% OCCUPANCY, AND ALL BUSINESSES SHOULD STILL ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING.   SALONS, BARBERSHOPS, GYMS AND BARS MUST REMAIN CLOSED.

ALL CITY PUBLIC OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AND FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, INCLUDING THE 25% OCCUPANCY LIMIT.

 

FREE COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING SITES

 

DATE AND TIME

LOCATION

May 4 (Mon), 9 am – 5 pm

Ingleside – 2681 San Angelo

May 5–6 (Tues-Wed), 9 am – 5 pm

Aransas Pass – Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler

May 7-10 (Thurs-Sun), 9 am – 5 pm

Portland – 2000 Billy G. Webb Dr.

To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, or call (512) 883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only.

 

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of May 1, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.






  • As of noon today, Texas has 29,229 COVID-19 cases, and 816 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 129 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,

 

 

  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

April 30

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 24 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

THIS EVENING, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER INCLUDING THE CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS, CLOSURE OF ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDING LOBBIES, AND WAIVING OF CERTAIN FEES.  MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW TOMORROW.

NOTICE:  The Office of Attorney General is directing United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens, and to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them.

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of April 30, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.







  • As of noon today, Texas has 28,087 COVID-19 cases, and 782 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 127 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move-Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.



Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 29

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19   

UPDATE NO. 23 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

 

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 

ON APRIL 21, 2020, I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

 

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER EXTENDING THE FOLLOWING ORDERS:  STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, CLOSURE OF ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDING LOBBIES, CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS, AND WAIVING OF CERTAIN FEES.

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of April 29, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.







  • As of noon today, Texas has 27,054 COVID-19 cases, and 732 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 127 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move-Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.



Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

April 28

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19   

UPDATE NO. 22 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

 

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

On Monday, April 27th, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 

ON APRIL 21, 2020, I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

 

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER EXTENDING THE FOLLOWING ORDERS:  STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, CLOSURE OF ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDING LOBBIES, CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS, AND WAIVING OF CERTAIN FEES.

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of April 28, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.







  • As of noon today, Texas has 26,171 COVID-19 cases, and 690 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 125 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move-Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.



Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

April 27

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19   

UPDATE NO. 21 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

 

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

Today, Texas Governor Abbott held a Press Conference and said that he will let the State’s Stay At Home Order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin re-opening in phases in May.  Gov. Abbot will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open on May 1st, but with occupancy limits of 25%.  He also said that hair salons, barber shops, gyms, and bars will NOT be allowed to reopen yet.

 

ON APRIL 21, 2020, I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

 

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER EXTENDING THE FOLLOWING ORDERS:  STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, CLOSURE OF ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDING LOBBIES, CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS, AND WAIVING OF CERTAIN FEES.

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of April 27, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.







  • As of noon today, Texas has 25,297 COVID-19 cases, and 663 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 123 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,


OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move-Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.



Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

April 24

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19   

UPDATE NO. 20 (1st Update released on March 26, 2020)

 Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

NOTE:  New Information is in RED

Governor Abbott issued Order GA16 allowing retail services that are not “Essential Services” but that may be provided through pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery in compliance with the terms required by DSHS.   Requirements may be found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus

 

ON APRIL 21, 2020, I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

 

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER EXTENDING THE FOLLOWING ORDERS:  STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, CLOSURE OF ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDING LOBBIES, CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS, AND WAIVING OF CERTAIN FEES.

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of April 24, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -           Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.







  • As of noon today, Texas has 22,806 COVID-19 cases, and 593 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
  • 115 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
  • community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • COVID-19 Testing will be available at the Gonzalo Paiz Park, 525 N. Frio, in Mathis, TX. You can register Online at www.txcovidtest.org, or call (512) 883-2400.  You do not have to be a resident in that County to get tested.  Registration open 48 hours in advance and is a FREE test.


OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move-Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.



Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
  • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
  • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
  • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
  • No handshakes,
  • Wash your hands,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

April 23

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 19

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER EXTENDING THE FOLLOWING ORDERS:  STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, CLOSURE OF ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDIING LOBBIES, AND WAIVING OF CERTAIN FEES.

   


COVID-19 REPORT

Case Count Numbers

As of April 23, 2020


New Cases

Case Count

Released

Aransas County

0

2

2

San Patricio County

0

11

10

TOTAL Cases

0

13

12

Total Active Cases  -  1

One (1) case (non-resident) in Aransas Pass -   Individual is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.


  • As of noon today, Texas has 21,944 COVID-19 cases, and 561 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 107 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
    •  San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    •  community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,

COVID-19 Testing will be available in Aransas County and San Patricio County on Friday, April 24, 2020.  You can register Online at www.txcovidtest.org, or call (512) 883-2400.  You do not have to be a resident in that County to get tested.  Registration open 48 hours in advance and is a FREE test.

Aransas County Site – Fulton Convention Center, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road, Rockport, Texas

San Patricio County Site – San Patricio County Fairgrounds, 219 W. 5th St, Sinton, Texas

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move-Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 22

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 18

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

TODAY, I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

  • As of noon today, Texas has 21,069 COVID-19 cases, and 543 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 102 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,  7 cases have been released.
    •  San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County  has 2 confirmed COVID-19.  Both cases are off of self-quarantine and released.
  • Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case.  This individual is not from Aransas Pass but is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.  HEB Gift Cards in the amount of $25.00 are also available, if you qualify, for basis essentials.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis

Mayor Ram Gomez.

April 21

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 17

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

TODAY, I ISSUED A DECLARATION RE-OPENING ALL PUBLIC PARKS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BLOCKED. BUT PERSONS MUST COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT OF SIX (6) FEET EFFECTIVE APRIL 21, 2020 AT 1:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:50 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS REMAIN CLOSED. 

The Corpus Christi Food Bank is sponsoring a Pop-Up Food Drop on Wednesday, April 22nd, mid-Morning.  Location will be announced tomorrow morning at 7:00 am and posted on City and Police Department Facebook Page. The distribution will be a drive-through and persons attending are being asked to stay in their vehicle. 

  • As of noon today, Texas has 20,196 COVID-19 cases, and 517 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 102 tests conducted, and 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
    •  San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19.  Both cases are off of self-quarantine and released.
  • Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case.  This individual is not from Aransas Pass but is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Assistance for our Veterans and Seniors:  The Coastal Bend Food Bank is providing care packages for Aransas Pass veterans and seniors.  You must apply through the AP Chamber of Commerce by calling (361) 758-2750.   Applications must be received this Thursday, April 16, 2020 in order to take delivery of the care package this Friday.  AP Police Officers will deliver these care packages to the doorsteps of recipients.
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 17

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 16

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.   

  • As of noon today, Texas has 17,371 COVID-19 cases, and 428 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 96 tests conducted, and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
    •  San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19.  Both cases are off of self-quarantine and released.
  • Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case.  This individual is not from Aransas Pass but is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year,
  • Assistance for our Veterans and Seniors:  The Coastal Bend Food Bank is providing care packages for Aransas Pass veterans and seniors.  You must apply through the AP Chamber of Commerce by calling (361) 758-2750.   Applications must be received this Thursday, April 16, 2020 in order to take delivery of the care package this Friday.  AP Police Officers will deliver these care packages to the doorsteps of recipients.
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 16

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 15

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.   

  • As of noon today, Texas has 16,455 COVID-19 cases, and 393 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 96 tests conducted, and 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases - No New Cases,
    • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19.  Both cases are off of self-quarantine and released.
  • Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case.  This individual is not from Aransas Pass but is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Assistance for our Veterans and Seniors:  The Coastal Bend Food Bank is providing care packages for Aransas Pass veterans and seniors.  You must apply through the AP Chamber of Commerce by calling (361) 758-2750.   Applications must be received this Thursday, April 16, 2020 in order to take delivery of the care package this Friday.  AP Police Officers will deliver these care packages to the doorsteps of recipients.
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 15

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 14

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  

  • As of noon today, Texas has 15,492 COVID-19 cases, and 364 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 96 tests conducted, and 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases - No New Cases,
    •  San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19.  Both cases are off of self-quarantine and released.
  • Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case.  This individual is not from Aransas Pass but is self-quarantining in our area with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Assistance for our Veterans and Seniors:  The Coastal Bend Food Bank is providing care packages for Aransas Pass veterans and seniors.  You must apply through the AP Chamber of Commerce by calling (361) 758-2750.   Applications must be received this Thursday, April 16, 2020 in order to take delivery of the care package this Friday.  AP Police Officers will deliver these care packages to the doorsteps of recipients.
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 14

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 13

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

As of 4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case. The individual is not from Aransas Pass but is self-quarantining in our area along with his wife, who has NOT tested positive for COVID-19. 

THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  

  • As of noon today, Texas has 14,624 COVID-19 cases, and 318 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 95 tests conducted, and 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases, No New Cases
    • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm - (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19,
  • Aransas Pass has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case,

Today, I sent a letter to our Texas Congressional Delegation urging Congress to provide flexible financial assistance through the Coronavirus Community Relief Act to local governments with a population below 500,000.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Assistance for our Veterans and Seniors:  The Coastal Bend Food Bank is providing care packages for Aransas Pass veterans and seniors.  You must apply through the AP Chamber of Commerce by calling (361) 758-2750.   Applications must be received this Thursday, April 16, 2020 in order to take delivery of the care package this Friday.  AP Police Officers will deliver these care packages to the doorsteps of recipients.
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication:  This is a government-funded program provided by the FCC.  For details, visit the FCC’s dedicated webpage or see the video below.  You may qualify for reduced or free cellular or internet service.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Ba7rkoY4Q&feature=youtu.be
  • Utilities, Rent and Basic Essential Assistance for Aransas Pass residents:  needing assistance contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 13

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 12

Stay At Home Order extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020

As of 4:00 pm, Monday, April 13, 2020 there were no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Aransas Pass. 

THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  

I want to thank the Citizens of Aransas Pass and First Responders for a successful Easter Weekend.    The City remains at Zero (0) COVID-19 cases.  This is a major reason for the closure of the Boat Ramps and we want to continue to keep it that way.  We continue working to keep safe, social distancing and follow CDC guidelines.

  • As of noon today, Texas has 13,906 COVID-19 cases, and 287 fatalities,
  • San Patricio County
    • 95 tests conducted, and 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases, an increase of 3,
    •  San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm - (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19,
  • Aransas Pass has NO confirmed cases,

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Aransas Pass residents needing assistance with utility payments, contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding,
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 9

Aransas Pass Mayor Ram Gomez on COVID-19

UPDATE NO. 11


As of 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 9, 2020 there were no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Aransas Pass. 

ON APRIL 7, 2020 THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ALL STATE PARKS.  UNDER THE SUGGESTION OF THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC), THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  A major reason for these closures is because the City has NO COVID-19 cases and we want to keep it that way.  We continue working to keep safe, social distancing and follow CDC guidelines.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • As of noon today, Texas has 10,230 COVID-19 cases, and 199 deaths,
  • San Patricio County
    • 71 tests conducted, and 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.  One individual has fully recovered and released from COVID-19 protocol,
    • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm - (361) 201-0551. 
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com,
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19,
  • Aransas Pass has NO confirmed cases,
  • Due to the Easter Holiday, the Transfer Station will be CLOSED.  Please be advised that only one (1) purchase voucher will be allowed per week.
  • Aransas Pass residents needing assistance with utility payments, contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012, or go to the following website:  www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding,
  • CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link on how to make your own face covering: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • We are seeking clarification on the enforcement of the Governor’s Order,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 8

As of 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 there were no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Aransas Pass.  During the April 6th council meeting, the Stay At Home Order was extended until 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020.

ON APRIL 7, 2020 THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ALL STATE PARKS. UNDER THE SUGGESTION OF THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC), TODAY THE MAYOR ISSUED A DECLARATION CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS AND CITY-OWNED BOAT RAMPS EFFECTIVE TODAY, APRIL 8, 2020 AT 8:00 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, APRIL 30, 2020.  A major reason for these closures is because the City has NO COVID-19 cases – We continue working to keep safe, social distancing and follow CDC guidelines.

    Aransas Pass Residents needing assistance with utility payments, contact Aransas Pass for Youth at (361) 758-0012 beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 9th, or go to the following website to complete an application: www.aransaspassyouth.org, click on COVID-19 Relief Funding.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th. Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th. A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th. Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.  

  • The CDC is advising the public     to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a     link from the CDC on how to make your own face covering:     https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • Fishing Guide Services are non-essential services, and no person may use Conn Brown Harbor boat     ramps if they cannot comply with the social distancing rules that persons must be six (6) feet apart.  Steps are being taken to enforce this order,
  • As of noon today, Texas has 9,353 COVID-19 cases and 177 deaths
  • San Patricio County
    • 71 tests conducted, and 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases
    • San Patricio County COVID-19 Hotline Phone Bank is operational for inquiries from residents, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm - (361) 201-0551.
    • A community information website is available at www.sanpatem.com
  • Aransas County has 2 confirmed COVID-19,
  • Aransas Pass has NO confirmed     cases,
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • We are seeking clarification on the enforcement of the Governor’s Order,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to:  https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19. The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/  This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards;     Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to: www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes
    • Wash your hands
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Constantly and regularly     disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and     desks,
  • REMEMBER:    Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as     a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength     in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 7, 2020

AS OF 4:00 PM, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020 THERE WERE NO CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN ARANSAS PASS.

DURING THE APRIL 6TH COUNCIL MEETING, THE STAY AT HOME ORDER WAS EXTENDED UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 30, 2020.  

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • The CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link from the CDC on how to make your own face covering:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • Fishing Guide Services are non-essential services, and no person may use Conn Brown Harbor boat ramps if they cannot comply with the social distancing rules that persons must be six (6) feet apart.  Steps are being taken to enforce this order,
  • As of noon today, Texas has 8,262 COVID-19 cases, and 154 deaths,
  • San Patricio County confirms 68 tests conducted, and 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • Aransas County has 1 confirmed COVID-19,
  • Aransas Pass has NO confirmed cases,
  • For questions regarding Evictions, please call (361) 758-5224, Option 1,
  • We are seeking clarification on the enforcement of the Governor’s Order,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Avoid touching your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 6, 2020

AS OF 4:00 PM, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 THERE WERE NO CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN ARANSAS PASS.

ARANSAS PASS ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 8, 2020.  Today, the city council will consider extending the Stay At Home Order at the regular scheduled council meeting.

OPERATION OF CITY OFFICES:

City Hall lobby closed to the public since March 18th, offices are staffed and operating during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am- 5 pm.  Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  Move Ins and Move Outs are being handled over telephone or via email. No payments will be accepted at City Hall.

Public Safety implemented procedures on March 23rd in an effort to limit exposure, Police Department administrative staff is on a rotation basis.  Animal Control staff is also on a rotation basis.  All staff must wear PPE when communicating or dealing with the public.

Public Works lobby closed to the public since March 30th.  Receptionist staff are there to answer calls.  Administrative staff is working on a rotation basis, and crews are working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Station will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.

Civic Center has been closed to the public since March 18th.  A staff member is available to take phone calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Aquatic Center has been closed to public since March 18th.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Library closed since March 19.  Staff are working and taking calls during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Municipal Court closed to the public since March 18th, office is staffed and answering telephones and taking payment online or by phone, and are contacting individuals to make payment arrangement for their fines.

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  • The CDC is advising the public to use a cloth face covering when out in public.  Following is a link from the CDC on how to make your own face covering:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  • On April 1, 2020, the city council approved Amendment No. 1 to the Stay at Home Order clarifying that Fishing Guide Services are non-essential services, and no person may use Conn Brown Harbor boat ramps if they cannot comply with the social distancing rules that persons must be six (6) feet apart.  Steps are being taken to enforce this order,
  • As of noon today, Texas has 7,276 COVID-19 cases, and 140 deaths,
  • San Patricio County confirms 59 tests have been conducted, and 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • Aransas County has 1 confirmed COVID-19,
  • Aransas Pass has NO confirmed cases,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.  To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 3, 2020

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS HAS ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 8, 2020.  ALSO, BE ADVISED THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS EXTENDED SOCIAL DISTANCING UNTIL APRIL 30TH.

  • On April 1, 2020, the city council approved Amendment No. 1 to the Stay at Home Order clarifying that Fishing Guide Services are non-essential services, and no person may use Conn Brown Harbor boat ramps if they cannot comply with the social distancing rules that persons must be six (6) feet apart.  Steps are being taken to enforce this order,
  • At the April 6, 2020 council meeting, the council will consider extending the Stay At Home Order,
  • As of noon today, Texas has 5,330 COVID-19 cases, and 70 deaths,
  • San Patricio County has 4 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • Assistance for Small Businesses, go to: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources,
  • REMINDER – During this COVID-19 period to ensure that our residents have access to water, the City is:
    • temporarily suspending service disconnections,
    • late charges will NOT be applied for nonpayment,
    • temporarily waiving the $3.00 convenience fee,
  • Utility payments can be placed in the drop box located outside City Hall, pay online, or by phone.  No payments will be accepted at City Hall offices,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19.   The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology.  Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state.  Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/ This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19. To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology,
  • City Hall offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to serve the needs of our community,
  • Public Works department will also be taking calls, and shifts will be working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Stations will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours,
  • REMINDER - It is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020,
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Try not to touch your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

April 1, 2020

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS HAS ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER AND WILL
CONTINUE UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 8, 2020. ALSO, BE ADVISED THAT GOVERNOR
ABBOTT HAS EXTENDED SOCIAL DISTANCING UNTIL APRIL 30TH .

  • On April 1, 2020, the city council approved Amendment No. 1 to the Stay at Home Order clarifying that Fishing Guide Services are non-essential services, and no person may use Conn Brown Harbor boat ramps if they cannot comply with the social distancing rules that persons must be six (6) feet apart. Steps are being taken to enforce this order
  • At the April 6, 2020 council meeting, the council will consider extending the Stay At Home Order
  • As of noon today, Texas has 3,977 COVID-19 cases, and 58 deaths,
  • San Patricio County has 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 support line to help Texans dealing with anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to COVID-19. The toll free number is 833-986-1919,
  • Religious services may continue over video or other media technology. Churches can meet in person, but must comply with the social distancing guidelines,
  • Texas schools scheduled to return on May 4, 2020,
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order today on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state. Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption.
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19. To comply with the social distancing order, meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology.
  • City Hall offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to serve the needs of our community.
  • Public Works department will also be taking calls, and shifts will be working on a skeleton crew. Permits can be done online. Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111. Transfer Stations will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.
  • In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important that we complete the Census2020. To complete online, go to: www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Try not to touch your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables
      and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

March 31, 2020

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practicesocial distancing and avoid gatherings of  groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.

THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS HAS ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 8, 2020. ALSO, BE ADVISED THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS EXTENDED SOCIAL DISTANCING UNTIL APRIL 30 TH.

  • The Aransas Pass Police Department will enforce the Stay At Home Order issued by the City of Aransas Pass. Anyone engaging in outdoor activity must comply with the social distancing requirement of six feet. Citations will be issued to anyone who violates this order.
  • As of noon today, Texas has 3,266 COVID-19 cases, and 41 deaths,
  • San Patricio County has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case,
  • Weekly meetings are held with Representative Todd Hunter; Mayor Gomez; City Manager Edwards; Rosemary Vega, AP Chamber of Commerce; Eric Blanchard, Police Chief; and Sandra Garcia, Director of Finance to discuss local concerns serving as a direct link between local and state government,
  • Baitshops are open for fishing.
  • Governor Abbott issued an Order today on a process for non-essential businesses to request an Essential Services Designation from the state. Please go to https://tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices This takes the place of submitting your request to the City for an exemption.
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19. To comply with the social distancing order,meetings are held using video conferencing and other media technology.
  • City Hall offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to serve the needs of our community.
  • Public Works department will also be taking calls, and shifts will be working on a skeleton crew. Permits can be done online. Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111. Transfer Stations will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.
  • In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important that we complete the Census2020. To complete online, go to: www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020
  • SAFETY TIPS from the CDC:
    • No handshakes,
    • Wash your hands,
    • Try not to touch your face,
    • Constantly and regularly disinfect surfaces – including doorknobs, handrails, tables and desks,
  • REMEMBER: Use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

March 30, 2020


Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS HAS ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 8, 2020.  ALSO, BE ADVISED THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS EXTENDED SOCIAL DISTANCING UNTIL APRIL 30TH.

  • The Aransas Pass Police Department will enforce the Stay At Home Order issued by the City of Aransas Pass.  Citations will be issued to anyone who violates this order.
  • As of noon today, Texas has 2,877 COVID-19 cases, and 38 deaths,
  • San Patricio County has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case,
  • Baitshops are open for fishing.
  • The Monthly City Newsletter (March) will be released early.  Look for important information on COVID-19.  If you are not signed up to receive the newsletter, you can sign-up by sending an email to:  newsletter-subscribe@aransaspasstx.gov
  • Businesses that are considered non-essential but wish to seek an exemption must submit a request for consideration by the Mayor and provide evidence that their business is essential to promote the general welfare of Aransas Pass residents.  Send email to:  citysecretary@aransaspasstx.gov
  • Today, Tri-County Christian Services organized and sponsored a food distribution sponsored by the Coastal Bend Food Bank at the Aransas Pass Civic Center.
  • City Hall offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to serve the needs of our community.  
  • Public Works department will also be taking calls, and shifts will be working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Stations will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.
  • In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.
  • REMEMBER: Wash your hands early and often every day; use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

March 27, 2020

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER TODAY TO BE EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 AT 11:59 PM AND CONTINUING UNTIL 11:59 PM, ON APRIL 8, 2020.

  • Nueces County issued a Stay At Home Order effective at 11:59 pm on March 26, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 on April 8, 2020,
  • Aransas County issued a Stay At Home Order effective 11:59 on March 28, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 pm on April 14, 2020.
  • As of noon today, Texas has 1,731 COVID-19 cases, and 23 deaths,
  • San Patricio County has 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • City Hall offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to serve the needs of our community.
  • Public Works department will also be taking calls, and shifts will be working on a skeleton crew.  Permits can be done online.  Inspections can be scheduled by calling (361) 758-3111.  Transfer Stations will remain open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during regular operating hours.
  • The Marshall Lane roadway construction project will continue as planned.
  • Election Update:  Other surrounding cities postponing the May 2, 2020 election also include Ingleside and Ingleside on the Bay.
  • In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important that we complete the Census2020.  To complete online, go to:  www.my2020census.gov or by phone, for English call 1-844-330-2020, for Spanish call 1-844-468-2020
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.
  • REMEMBER: Wash your hands early and often every day; use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.
  • I ask that we join together as a community and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength in this time of crisis.

Mayor Ram Gomez

March 26, 2020

Below is an update on what is happening today in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

As of the posting of this update on March 26th, at 4:00 pm:

  • The City of Aransas Pass lies in three counties:  Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio.  Aransas and San Patricio Counties have NOT issued a Stay-at-Home order.  The City of Aransas Pass is monitoring Aransas and San Patricio Counties on this action before taking any possible action.
  • As of noon today Texas has 1,396 COVID-19 cases, and 18 deaths,
  • San Patricio County has 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases,
  • Reassure Aransas Pass residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic, city offices will remain open during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm to serve the needs of our community,
  • The Request for Proposals for the Conn Brown Harbor Roadway Reconstruction project are being delayed a few days,
  • Emergency Operations Center staff continue to meet daily to discuss latest developments related to COVID-19.
  • REMEMBER: Wash your hands early and often every day; use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery; and Stay Home – Stay Safe.

Mayor Ram Gomez

March 25, 2020

At the end of each day, I will be sending an update to the citizens of Aransas Pass on what is happening locally in our community on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to urge our citizens to continue to comply with our Governor’s Order and practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  •   As of 4:00 pm on March 25, 2020, the City of Aransas Pass has not issued a Shelter-in-Place Order.
  • There are two confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Patricio County.  The first individual was from McLennan County, and the second case is a San Patricio County resident who had close contact with the existing individual.  Both are in stable condition, did not require hospitalization, and are in isolation in San Patricio County.  
  • All lobby areas to City public buildings are closed to avoid social gatherings,
  • The Library, Civic Center and Aquatic Center are closed,
  • The $3.00 Processing Fee when using a credit card to pay utility bills is being waived.  This prevents citizens from having to come to city hall,
  • The city is suspending service disconnections and will not apply late charges to account for nonpayment,
  • In compliance with Governor’s Order, the May 2, 2020 Election has been postponed until November 3, 2020 to ensure the health and safety of our citizens and as an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,
  • At the March 23, 2020 council meeting, the council voted to extend the disaster declaration for 60 days,
  • Please do NOT flush disinfectant wipes, baby wipes or paper towels into the toilet as it causes major problems in the sewage system.  Do NOT flush anything unless it is toilet paper,
  • Emergency Operation Center staff meets daily to discuss latest development related to COVID-19,

Mayor Ram Gomez