Updated January 18, 2022 4:00 pm
Public safety officials in the City of Bellaire are continuously monitoring coronavirus news and impacts associated with this illness via regular updates provided by County, State, and National public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The City of Bellaire is taking steps to ensure the continuity of essential city services in the event that this illness spreads to our community.
City of Bellaire
Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency
March 20, 2020 - Mayor Andrew S. Friedberg signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster for Public Health Emergency. Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency
Mayor’s Blog Mayor's Musings
COVID-19 Harris County Risk Level Red Current Risk Level
On June 11 Judge Hidalgo announced a new color-coded system to inform residents regarding the current level of risk from COVID-19. We strongly urge residents to take action to stay healthy, save lives, and ensure the local economy recovers in a way that is sustainable over the long term.
Harris County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Please check the Harris County Public Health website for access to local vaccine provider location information.
We also encourage you to contact your healthcare provider for more information on the vaccine.
Harris County COVID-19 Testing Sites and Self-Assessment Tool
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the ReadyHarris.org website and complete the online self-assessment. If you qualify for testing, you will receive a code and be directed to the nearest Harris County testing facility.
State of Texas
Governor Abbott’s Response to Coronavirus and Executive Orders
Please follow this link for more information on Governor Abbott’s response to the Coronavirus and a listing of all Executive Orders including the plan to re-open identified services in the state of Texas. https://gov.texas.gov/coronavirus
On February 4, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott extended the Disaster Declaration for the state. Statewide Disaster Declaration
On May 18, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas, including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials, from requiring or mandating face coverings, effective immediately. Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA-36
City Services Updates
The City of Bellaire will continue to provide city services. Fire, police, EMS, and public works services are still available at all times. We are actively encouraging city business to be handled online or via phone where possible. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered. Someone will get back to you. Dial 911 for emergencies. Bellaire City Hall customer service 713-662-8222
The Bellaire City Hall customer service lobby is open to walk-in traffic from 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information please call Bellaire City Hall main number at 713-662-8222.
Bellaire Police & Courts Building - The Bellaire Police Department lobby is open to walk-in traffic. A list of contact numbers is posted on the lobby doors to assist visitors with their needs. Emergency call 911. Non-emergency 713-668-0487.
Municipal Court - Jury Service for January 11, 2022, and January 25, 2022, are scheduled to be held in person. Municipal Court will be held by Zoom on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact Municipal Court at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-662-8105 for more information.
Parks, Recreation, and Facilities - The Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center & Elaine Wood Therapy Pool are open https://www.bellairetx.gov/720/Aquatics Swim times must be scheduled. The Bellaire Recreation Center fitness room is open and workout times must be scheduled. Fitness classes are available. Tennis courts, parks, play structures, Officer Lucy Dog Park, athletic fields, batting cages, and park restrooms are open. Bellaire Life programs and activities have resumed. Please practice social distancing in all open spaces. For more information, visit https://bellairetx.gov/673/Parks-Recreation-and-Facilities or call Bellaire Recreation Center at 713-662-8280.
Bellaire City Library - The library is open to the public with limited in-person services. Curbside pick-up and online services are available. Please check the Bellaire City Library Facebook page for storytimes and Library activities. Bellaire City Library 713-662-8160.
Storytime Videos: Click here for fun storytime videos from Bellaire City Library! Storytime Videos
Utility Billing - One Utility Billing customer service window is open. Trash bag and recycling bin sales have resumed, however, store-bought trash bags can be used. We strongly encourage you to continue to pay online. Visit https://www.bellairetx.gov/603/Utility-Billing. Online credit card payments are free and can be set up as automatic recurring payments – set it and forget it! Alternatively, you can drop your payment in the overnight deposit box located on the South Rice Avenue side of City Hall. Customers paying by mail or set up on automatic credit card draft and automatic bank draft can continue to pay using these methods. If you need to start a new service or terminate service, please call our Utility Billing customer service number at 713-662-8253.
Permitting/Development Services - The Development Services customer service desk is open to walk-in traffic Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm. We have recently activated an online portal, SmartGov, that allows electronic submittal and uploading of all documentation for requests. Effective October 1, 2021, this will be the official means of submitting all requests through the Development Services Department. Development Services customer service 713-662-8230 or email@example.com.
COVID-19 City Services Update Videos
Click here for videos regarding City services updates. COVID-19 City Services Update Videos
Event, Program, and Meeting Information City-sponsored events and activities have resumed with guidelines set by the State of Texas, Harris County, and CDC. Public city meetings may be conducted both in-person and/or by teleconference. Please check the city calendar for more information regarding scheduled events and meetings.
Please practice routine healthy hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, and staying home if sick.
Please continue to check back with us for additional updates on this situation. We encourage all residents to sign up for Notify Me and PrepareBellaire as we will send out updates through these means of communication.
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