Please utilize this dedicated page for trusted information about the Coronavirus and the City of Nassau Bay.
April 1st - Animal Adoptions are Suspended Until Further Notice
The City of Nassau Bay’s Animal Shelter has temporarily suspended animal adoptions as a safety precaution for the Public Works Department. Adoptions will commence once the Stay Home - Work Safe Order has been lifted. Nassau Bay’s Animal Control Officer will continue all other day-to-day operations at the shelter to ensure the health and wellbeing of all animals currently housed there.
March 31st - Mayor Denman issues a Nassau Bay Restaurant Challenge
We want you to eat local! Eat in Nassau Bay! Mayor Mark Denman has issued a challenge to our Nassau Bay residents to eat local in Nassau Bay — Let’s see who can patronize our Nassau Bay restaurants the MOST during this "Stay Home - Work Safe" order. Let’s continue to support our Nassau Bay community!
Mayor Denman Has Issued TWO CONTESTS:
1) Most dollars spent at our local Nassau Bay restaurants from April 1st to April 30th
2) Most receipts from the most Nassau Bay restaurants (the minimum for each receipt to qualify for the contest is $20)
Find all the details of the contest, including the prizes at www.nassaubay.com/RestaurantChallenge.
March 31st - Harris County’s Stay Home Work Safe Order extended to April 30, 2020
As Harris County continues to see an acceleration of COVID-19 case counts throughout the County’s hospital systems, and an increase strain on the hospital capacity, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has extended the County’s Stay Home Work Safe Order to April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm. We continue to appreciate the support of our Nassau Bay community in complying with this order.
As we prioritize the health and safety of our residents, City Administrative Offices will also be closed until April 30th. Essential City staff continue daily required operations.
March 30th - City Hall Remains Closed Until Friday, April 30th
As Harris County issued a “Stay Home / Work Safe” Order to continue through April 30th, the City of Nassau Bay administrative offices will also remain closed until April 30th. Please view the FAQs listed on this page to contact essential departments at City Hall.
March 24th - Essential Activities During Harris County Stay-at-Home Order
Harris County issued a stay-at-home order to begin tonight (March 24th) at 11:59pm. This “Stay Home / Work Safe” Order will continue through 11:59pm on April 30th. Essential activities include procuring services and supplies, caring for family and pets, engaging in SOCIALY DISTANT outdoor activities, visiting healthcare providers, and performing essential business or government functions.
- Essential activities include procuring services and supplies, caring for family and pets, engaging in socially distant outdoor activities, visiting healthcare providers, and performing essential business or government functions.
- Essential Business includes:
- Essential Healthcare Operations, including medical and veterinary services, and blood banks
- Essential Government Functions, including police, fire, EMS, public works, mail, and security
- Essential Critical Infrastructure, including utilities, internet/telecommunications, financial institutions, trash collection, construction, manufacturing, and distribution
- Essential Retail, including restaurants (carryout or delivery only), groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, hardware, and home/auto repair, laundry, and supply products
- Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations
- Essential Services Necessary to Maintain Essential Operations of Residence or Other Essential Business
- News Media
March 24th - Harris County issues stay-at-home order to begin tonight (March 24th) at 11:59pm
Mayor Mark Denman addresses Nassau Bay residents with an update on the latest Harris County order and other important Nassau Bay information. Nassau Bay administrative offices will be closed until April 30th.
With agreement from area Mayors and other leaders, along with CEO’s from area hospitals, Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued an order requiring all Harris County residents, including those that reside in Nassau Bay, with a “Stay Home/Work Safe” order, unless they are engaged in essential activities or essential business.
This “Stay Home/work safe” Order begins tonight at 11:59 PM and will continue through 11:59 PM on April 3rd. Essential activities include procuring services and supplies, caring for family and pets, engaging in SOCIALY DISTANT outdoor activities, visiting healthcare providers, and performing essential business or government functions.
Area restaurants are open for carryout and delivery, and I encourage you to support those businesses. Our parks, trails, and dog park will remain open but imperative when visiting that you practice “6ft apart” social distancing.
However, note that the playground, pavilion, benches, tennis court, exercise equipment, any area that people would come in contact with others will be off limits. City staff will be applying barriers of use later tonight. We will also close off both parking lots in David Braun park in order to keep folks from overwhelming it. Just yesterday I counted over 25 cars in the big lot alone. No way folks can social distance when they are parking a few feet from each other.
I did ask Judge Hidalgo for clarification on water activities such as boating, kayaking, jet skis, etc. The City’s opinion is if you are alone or can stay more than 6ft. from any other person in whatever activity you chose, you should be fine…until we hear differently. So, fishing, running, biking, riding in your golf car, etc. would be acceptable unless we are told differently. But don’t load up your golf cart and go driving around. That’s a big red flag, you will be cited and fined for being in violation of this order.
Just know that all your City and County leaders want you to live life as normally as possible while doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We’ve got to flatten the infection rate curve as more restrictions could be implemented if steps we have taken so far don’t work.
City Hall will also remain closed to the public through April 3, but staff are working to ensure City services continue. Thank you.
March 23, 2020 - City Offices Closed until Friday, April 3rd
The City of Nassau Bay administrative offices will continued to be closed next week through April 3rd as a strong preventative step to slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in and around our community. City Hall, the Nassau Bay Police Department, Public Works, the Fire Department and EMS will continue to operate normal essential operations during this time, however, non-essential services will be temporarily suspended. We are continuing to answer calls, emails, and provide essential services during this closure. Here is the list of essential personnel should you have any questions during this time. Click here for the PDF version of this list.
March 21, 2020 - City Council Postpones May Election due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Mayor Denman addresses Nassau Bay residents with this important election information and other updates.
As you should know the City’s primary focus right now is responding to COVID-19 issues. We still have no confirmed cases within our city whether residents or staff. Speaking of staff, know that they are working as best they can to meet all needs. Just important to know that all city services continue to function. Your water will continue to run, your toilets will continue to flush but most important, your first responders- PD, EMS, FD are on the job making sure we all remain safe. I ask that you pray for them to remain safe. Methodist Hospital is also on the job making preparations to handle the potential influx of COVID-19 patients. Important to note that if you think you have been exposed please call your preferred health care provider or go to Methodist Hospital’s emergency room which has been modified to handle COVID-19 suspect cases. Do not go to any pharmacies and try to treat yourself as you endanger all those around you.
In regard to the upcoming Mayoral election. Your City just had a special meeting and voted unanimously to delay our May 2nd Election to the November General election. This step enables City staff to better assist you and focus on the critical near-term efforts to keep Nassau Bay safe.
Most area jurisdictions are currently under a disaster declaration with an unknown ending date. Part of this declaration requires “social distancing” which is extremely difficult to practice in an election scenario. Maintaining CDC guidelines of gatherings of no more than 10 people would be extremely difficult in a polling site. Additionally, the unavailability of hand sanitizer and other cleaning products may make it difficult to ensure we can accommodate voter turnout in just a few short weeks.
With COVID-19 concerns increasing and restrictions strengthening, it is unknown whether the City’s voting location – City Hall – would even be opened to the public come May 2. However, I want to emphasize that there are no lockdown, curfew or shelter in place orders for Nassau Bay, Houston, Harris County or anywhere in Texas at this time. The next couple weeks will be critical in assessing our situation on whether there is a need take such draconian actions.
We also believe continuity in the City’s leadership is important during these times of uncertainty / crisis. Postponing this election until November ensures that. I’m certainly capable and up to the task to serve as Mayor for a few more months as are other affected council members.
Please know, by postponing the election date, the City preserves all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already been taken. And as previously stated, all members of Council will continue to exercise the duties of their office until the new officers take their oath of office, likely at the December City Council meeting.
Also, important to note is that our city’s financial condition is the best it has been in the past 20 years. Hard work and good strategic planning by current and prior administrations along with great city managers and staff has led us to being in such great shape. We were by no means an overnight success. This is important to note as this crisis will certainly tax our finances for the next year or so thus, we are already planning on how to meet it head-on. The good news is that we are hearing state and federal funding is in the works to make us whole again once we get past this…which we will.
Back to the election… by postponing to November, we will offer a safer environment for our residents. Additionally, we hope this change drives voter participation as it will be held in conjunction with the Presidential election ballot.
Last point- please stay tuned into established news outlets for your information. Please do not rely on unverified social media sites as there are a lot of bad players out there wanting to cause havoc and panic. For trusted information please monitor the city of Nassau Bay’s FB page and website.
So, stay safe- wash your hands, practice social distancing and keep your groups small. If we all strive to do these things, we will be fine.
And most important don’t forget to patronize all Nassau Bay businesses, especially our restaurants. They need your support.
March 21, 2020 - Special Council Meeting
Special Council Meeting to discuss and possible action on postponing the May election. All Mayoral candidates, and unopposed candidates, have been notified of the meeting.
Topic: Nassau Bay Council Meeting
Time: Mar 21, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 731 535 594
March 19, 2020 - Governor Greg Abbott Signs Executive Orders to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Texas
It temporarily closes schools, restaurants, and bars while limiting gatherings to less than 10 people. Click here to view the PDF of the Executive Order.
March 18, 2020 - Rumor Control
City officials are continuing to monitor the developments of the guidelines from our county, state, and national leaders regarding the Coronavirus, we want to caution our community against relying on unofficial social media reports for information.
The City of Nassau Bay is NOT on lockdown. All official information regarding Nassau Bay response to COVID-19 will be released on the Nassau Bay website, Facebook, Nextdoor, and/or through Swift911 alerts. Information from these sources should be considered official.
March 17, 2020 - Harris County Orders Restaurants to Close for Dine-In Options
Effective as of 8:00am on March 17th, until 11:59pm on March 31st, restaurants may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law (Declaration by Harris County Judge Hidalgo). Please note, there are many take-out, delivery, and drive-thru options available at our Nassau Bay restaurants!
- 1000 Degrees Pizza Salad Wings of Nassau Bay
- Akimi Sushi - 281-333-1633
- Bon Appetit Café - 281-333-3116
- Burger Nation NASA
- Chick-fil-A Nassau Bay
- Java Owl Coffee House
- Jenny’s Bakery - Nassau Bay & Pearland/Friendswood
- Jimmy John’s 281-335-1210
- Kasra Persian Grill
- Lubys - 281-335-8400
- Mediterraneo - 281-333-3180
- Oriental Gourmet Express - 281-335-4567
- Salata - www.salata.com - 281-532-6988
- Shipley Do-Nuts
- Starbucks - 281-335-0885
- Subway - 281-335-7174
- Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt - 832-878-1512
- Viola & Agnes - 281-333-2620
- Wendy’s - 346-251-4058
Don’t forget to look up our restaurants on Grubhub, DoorDash, Waitr, Favor, and UberEat.
March 17, 2020 - Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
March 16, 2020 - Event Cancellations
The City of Nassau Bay has decided to postpone the 50th Anniversary Gala and related family-friendly events due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At this time a future date has not been determined. Additionally, annual City events such as Easter in the Park and Beautification Day have also been cancelled. This is a precautionary measure the City is taking for the safety of all our residents. The CDC updated their Interim Guidance for the Coronavirus Disease on March 15, 2020, recommending that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Please find more information about the 50th Anniversary Gala event cancellation on our 50th Anniversary webpage.
March 13, 2020 - City Office Closures
The City of Nassau Bay administrative offices will be closed next week, March 16th through March 20th, as a strong preventative step to slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in and around our community. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the City of Nassau Bay or the Clear Creek area. We realize that can quickly change, which is why our Office of Emergency Management will continue to work with state and local authorities to determine any future actions.
City Hall, the Nassau Bay Police Department, Public Works, the Fire Department and EMS will continue to operate normal essential operations during this time, however, non-essential services will be temporarily suspended.
We are continuing to answer calls, emails, and provide essential services during this closure. Here is the list of essential personnel should you have any questions during this time. Click here for the PDF version of this list.
|CITY OF NASSAU BAY PHONE LIST|
Administration and Water Billing
281-333-4211 x 6299
Assistant City Mgr.
281-333-4211 x 6282
281-333-4211 x 6281
281-333-4211 x 6284
281-333-4211 x 6279
Special Events & Communications
281-333-4211 x 6279
281-333-4211 x 6296
281-333-4211 x 6298
281-333 -4211 opt. 4
281-333-4211 x 7050
281-333-4211 x 2677
281-333-4211 x 2677
Permits, Animal Control, Public Works
Public Works Director
281-333-4211 x 7046
Animal Control Officer
281-333-4211 x 6291
281-333-2944 x 7058
281-333-4211 x 6289
281-333-4211 x 6287
281-333-4211 x 6286
281-333-4211 x 6297
The City Nassau Bay has not made this decision lightly, but know that it was made as a means of protection for us all. As a reminder, healthcare professionals advise:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
March 13, 2020 - Mayor Denman signs Disaster Declaration
Mayor Mark Denman declared a state of disaster for the City of Nassau Bay, Texas, resulting from COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). View the Declaration of Disaster here.
March 12, 2020 - Nassau Bay Mayor Mark Denman’s message regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As the City of Nassau Bay monitors the current situation, our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this virus to date. We recognize that the ever-changing nature of this virus is concerning and needs to be addressed in a common sense, informed, and calm manner.
There are no confirmed cases in the Clear Lake area, nor are we aware of any confirmed cases in Galveston County, Brazoria County, or Southern Harris County. In an effort to slow community spread of this virus, officials nationwide are taking measures like cancelling large events, closing schools, and encouraging social distancing. We want our communities to be proactive, not panicked. The goal is to keep our healthcare system from being overwhelmed by a sudden rise in illness.
The City is working with partner agencies to prepare our response to this virus and ensure that essential City functions are not impacted. At the recommendation from Harris County, we are considering the postponement or cancellation of city events that will occur within the next 30 days, most specifically our 50th party.
You may have also heard that a public health emergency and disaster declaration was issued by the City of Houston and Harris County. While this may sound ominous, it is a necessary action that can release federal assistance to local governments that will need materials and supplies to help combat the spread and treatment of the virus. This is very similar to a disaster declaration ahead of a hurricane that is enacted to help prepare the affected area.
It is important that we all do what we can to help mitigate the spread of this virus. While the risk to any one of us remains low at this time, there is higher risk to the elderly and members of our population with certain health conditions. Now is the time for Nassau Bay residents to take care of each other and do what we can to protect our community.
We do ask that you continue to patronize local businesses and restaurants. Just use common sense tactics such as social distancing and frequent hand washing.
For up-to-date information in Nassau Bay, please go to the City’s website and social media pages. You can also sign up to receive direct messages from the City by registering with Nassau Bay Alerts on the city’s website.
March 11, 2020 - Preventative Measures
- How are Nassau Bay's services impacted due to the Coronavirus pandemic?
- What are "essential services" during Harris County's Stay-at-Home Order?
- If City Hall is closed, how do I pay my water bill?
- What if I have to pay a court ticket while City Hall closed?
- Will trash service be interrupted during the stay-at-home order?
- How do I contact the Police Department for in-person reports, fingerprinting, etc.?
- How do I get tested for the Coronavirus if I believe I exhibit symptoms?
- How do I prevent / protect myself from the virus?