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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Azle's response to COVID-19

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Update 5-18-20

On May 18, Gov Abbott issued Executive Order GA-23 establishing Phase II of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely open businesses and activities in Texas with restrictions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates related to the new executive order, visit www.gov.texas.gov/opentexas. Effective immediately, and continuing through June 3, 2020, the City and the residents of Azle should follow the provisions of Executive Orders GA-23, GA-19 and GA-20 issued by Governor Greg Abbott. These executive orders establish guidelines for Phase II of reopening Texas, reserve hospital capacity, and relax travel restrictions to/from Louisiana.

On May 12, Gov Abbott extended his Disaster Declaration for another 30 days as a state of disaster continues to exist in all counties due to COVID- 19.   


The City of Azle’s Third Amended Disaster Declaration of Public Health expired on April 30, 2020 and the City will not be extending it as Governor Abbott’s executive orders, issued April 27, supersede anything the City could impose.  Effective immediately, and continuing through May 15, 2020, the City and the residents of Azle should follow the provisions of Executive Orders GA-18, GA-19 and GA-20 issued by Governor Greg Abbott on April 27, 2020. These new executive orders, (effective May 1, 2020); establish guidelines for Phase I of reopening Texas, reserve hospital capacity, and relax travel restrictions to/from Louisiana.

Gov Abbott has outlined his new plan to re-open Texas in a book titled “Texans Helping Texans.” The book provides guidelines/health protocols for individuals, employers, employees, and customers to follow as retail stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, and museums and libraries are allowed to reopen with restrictions.  Please carefully read the executive orders and Texans Helping Texans as they provide very important information.

Gov Abbott stressed that we must continue to practice social distancing, avoid crowds, and limit physical contact. He also recommended using simple cloth face coverings in public to help slow the spread of the virus. 


City staff participate in daily conference calls with federal, state, and county officials to stay up-to-date on the developments with COVID-19.  The City is providing deep cleaning procedures at public buildings to help support the safety of the public and City employees.  However, following the guidance of state and county recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has initiated the following:

City Closures/Cancellations:

At this time, all City Facilities are closed to the public, however, staff continue to work to meet the needs of Azle residents and businesses. Fire and police remain operational and responsive to all emergencies. All city business may be conducted either online, via email, by mail or by phone. For questions or assistance, please call (817) 444-2541.

  • Azle Memorial Library - May 18, the Library began Porch Pickup service. This service will be available Monday-Friday 11 am - 3 pm. Details here. The Library building remains closed to the public during this time, however, Library staff are available to answer phone calls (817-444-7216) and emails from 9 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.
  • Azle Senior Center (until further notice) - Senior Center staff will be making phone calls to its participants to check on them 
  • All City Community Buildings - All recreation classes and events held in the BJ Clark Building, BJ Clark Annex, and Emmanuel Building are cancelled.
  • Music in the Park - has been rescheduled to June & July.
  • Garage Sales -No garage sales permits will be issued until further notice.
  • Azle Animal Shelter - Is closed to the public and has suspended all adoption events. 
  • Azle Municipal Court -  has cancelled all court appearances and hearings until further notice.  We are currently taking payments by phone at 817-444-2541 as well as online at www.trafficpayment.com . If you have a court hearing, you will be notified by mail or phone as soon as court dates have been rescheduled.  If you need assistance with your case, please contact one of the following court personnel:
    Felicia King - Court Administrator            Amber Watson - Court Clerk
    817-444-5088 Direct Line                          817-444-5296 Direct Line
    fking@cityofazle.org                                   awatson@cityofazle.org
  • City Parks have limited use:  
            Central Park: All uses in the park are closed except for the walking trail, picnic areas and the pavilion. The amphitheater is closed.
             Shady Grove Park:  All uses in the park are closed except for the walking trail, picnic areas/pavilion, tennis courts, and beach area.  The boat  ramp is open.
             Ash Creek Park:  All uses in the park are closed except for the picnic areas and the disc golf course.
             Melanie Park:  All uses in the park are closed except for the picnic area
             Dusk Park:  CLOSED
  • Cross Timbers Golf Course - Course is open to the public with strict guidelines.
  • City water supply - Azle water customers can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual as COVID-19 is not present in drinking water supplies. Azle’s Water Treatment Plant disinfection processes provides protection that includes filtration and disinfection of our surface water supplies and disinfection of our ground water sources. Additional information 

In order to minimize personal contact, you may pay your utility bill, court traffic fine, or get accident reports using our on-line payment systems.  You can also drop off your utility bill at our night drop box located at City Hall, 505 W. Main St - Bldg 1.

We encourage all residents to stay up-to-date on this ever-changing COVID-19 situation by visiting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, Tarrant County Health Department and Parker County Public Health Department websites. 

We will continue to monitor information from the CDC, state and county health officials and adjust our response as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our residents and staff. Please continue to monitor this website for updated information on the city’s response to this situation.

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