COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & City Announcements

The City of Whitewright is monitoring the potential impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the CDC's website for more information or visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. 


Governor's Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to COVID- 19 preparedness and mitigation.


City of Whitewright Proclamation Extending Declaration of Disaster for Public Health Emergency


Please check this page regularly for updates.

Announcements

The City of Whitewright encourages employees and the public to adhere to virus mitigation guidelines from the CDC to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19. These guidelines include hand washing, avoiding public places while sick, and social distancing.

Distancing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 via human transmission by limiting the opportunities for people to be in close contact. Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, close personal contact by touch, or touching an object or surface with the virus on it, minimizing contact with other individuals and frequent handwashing are important steps in reducing the risk of disease transmission.

City Hall: Closed to the public effective Friday, March 20th.

  1. Employees will be working normal hours, call 903-364-2219 for assistance.
  2. Utility Bills can be paid by mail or online, or left in the drop in the front door.
  3. If you need to pay in person, please ring the video doorbell and an employee will speak with you. 


Court: Dockets have been postponed until April 23rd at 4 p.m.

  1. Fees can be paid by mail or online at TrafficPayment.com.
  2. If you are currently scheduled for a court hearing or trial you should call the Municipal Court at 903-364-2219 to ensure that we have your current telephone number and mailing address so that you will receive future notifications concerning your case.
  3. If you do not want to go to court, call the court clerk to make arrangements to pay fees, etc.


Library: Closed to the public.

  1. Patrons are encouraged to place holds online or by phone. Upon arrival at the library, call 903-364-2955 and we’ll bring your materials out to your vehicle, or you can ring the video doorbell for assistance.
  2. The digital library is available 24/7. If you don’t have a card, you can apply online. Staff will enter your information and email your login information to you. Have a card but forgot your number or need to renew? Contact the library by phone or by email.
  3. Wifi is on 24/7, and is accessible outside the building.


Elections: ELECTION ADVISORY N0. 2020-12