Emergency Declaration - City of Portland

The City of Portland’s emergency declaration has been extended through July 2020

Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency - City of Portland
Portland Mayor Cathy Skurow is the designated emergency management director for the City of Portland pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 1975.

Mayor Skurow exercised her role as the emergency manager to issue a Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency on March 17, 2020, to enable full use of resources and impose necessary regulations to prevent the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Portland, Texas, until May 19, 2020. This emergency declaration has been extended through July 2020. 

- Gives City Manager Randy Wright the authority to close certain city-owned public facilities

- Gives City Manager Randy Wright the authority to update restrictions to respond to the evolving circumstances of this outbreak through July 2020

 - Recommends groups to limit attendance of gatherings with at-risk populations to 10 people or less in a single area, indoor or outdoor
      At-risk population includes persons who: are 60 years old or older and/or have certain health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney
      disease, weakened immune systems, cancer, and women who are pregnant or were pregnant in the last 2 weeks