Coronavirus Disease 2019
Update - March 25, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The City's Collection Station and Recycling Center were inadvertently listed on the closing of City Facilities. They will resume regular operating hours starting March 26, 2020.
Update - March 25, 2020 - 2:00 pm
All City facilities will be temporarily closed to the public, except By Appointment Only, to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). During this temporary closure, the following options are available for your convenience and safety:
- Utility and Municipal Court payments will be accepted via the drive-through from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday. See All Court Payment Options
- Drive-thru kiosk 24-7
The following facilities will be closed as of 2:00 PM, March 25, 2020, to the public:
- City Hall
- Municipal Court
- Pet Adoption & Animal Services
- Blue Bell Aquatic Center
- Brenham Police Department
- Brenham Fire Department
- Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library - View our Facebook Page for virtual programming
- Brenham & Washington County Texas Visitor Center
- City-hosted special events; other events requiring City assistance
- Events at the Barnhill Center in the historic Simon Theater
Online payments are unaffected and may be made at any time. All City of Brenham services continue to operate as normal. To make an appointment, you may call 979-337-7200.
Update - March 20, 2020 - The following Parks & Recreation operations have been suspended until April 3, 2020 (subject to change):
- Park facility rentals (kitchens, All Sports Building)
- The Flying Horses Carousel
- The Blue Bell Aquatic Center (see press release)
- Pet Adoption Center (appointment only, learn more)
- Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library
City parks, trails, and other outdoor amenities will be open and available to the public. Be sure to practice Social Distancing.
Residents are encouraged to contact the City with any questions or concerns at 979-337-7200 or follow developing events here.
Pet Adoption Center will be closed for visitors Sunday, March 15 - 22, 2020. If you are interested in adopting please take a look at our Pet Finder Page. If you see a specific animal you are interested in meeting, contact us at 979-337-7351 to make an appointment for a meet and greet.
Brenham Animal Control will be responding to high priority and emergency calls only. High priority/emergency calls include animal bites, injured or sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, and dangerous or aggressive animals. Non-aggressive strays and nuisance complaints will not be responded to at this time. If you see a non-aggressive stray animal, allow it to make its way home before picking it up/bringing it to the shelter. Lost and found pets? check out our page on Facebook.
Additionally, we will be reducing the number of animals we take in. Non-emergency owner surrenders will not be taken at this time. If you are ill, please keep your pets at home whenever possible.
Please note that domestic animals are not at risk or a risk to humans due to COVID-19. As always, please include your pets in your emergency plans. Keep extra food, collar, and vaccination history on hand, and create an alternative-shelter plan for your pet should you become too sick to care for them.
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What to do if you're sick?
The City of Brenham is, more than ever, committed to providing a safe and secure environment for employees and residents and continues to proactively take measures to mitigate concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Keeping each resident and our staff safe is our top priority. Every day new and updated information is released. We recommend residents stay focused on the facts by staying informed from credible agencies, like the CDC. We thank everyone for their continued efforts in following the prescribed practices that will help keep this virus under control,” says Mayor Tate.
What can you do? Social Distancing - keeping 6 feet of distance between you and others whenever possible can help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and flatten the curve. Remain out of congregate settings, avoiding large crowds and gathering if you have to go out.
Keep on covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching your face, and washing your hands!
Thanks, City of Mansfield, Texas Municipal Government, for the graphic.
Brenham's Water Supply is Safe
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a dominant topic in the news and on our minds, the City of Brenham wants to assure residents on the safety of our water supply. The water system uses chlorine dioxide as a primary disinfectant, which provides a level of pathogen/virus eradication far beyond the EPA’s requirement of 4-log (99.99%). Read more.
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