Update: April 3
- Brush, limbs, yard debris and twigs will be collected if tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length, and weighing approximately 50 pounds or less each.
- For grass clippings, we ask you to consider using it as mulch to keep out of the truck, or have your landscaper remove it.
- If you have brush or bulky waste that can wait for disposal at a later date, hang on to it until the City is able to reschedule Chunk Your Junk Day or when normal pickup schedules resume.
- This service is limited and may not reach the entire city in one day. If your items are not picked up, please be patient, and we will do our best to accommodate pickup the following week.
- This service is subject to change so be sure to check the City’s website for schedule changes and updates.
Update: March 31
Mayor signs Third Amended Emergency Declaration
The Mansfield City Council Tuesday (March 31) approved the Third Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the city, extended the effective date to April 7. The amended declaration, with the same previsions as the previous declaration, provides for the same effective date as the Tarrant County executive order.
Park playgrounds, basketball courts closed to the public
As of 8 a.m. today (March 31), all Mansfield playgrounds, courts and skate parks are closed to the public due to the public health emergency. This includes swings and play structures at all parks, volleyball and basketball courts, outdoor fitness stations and the Chandler Park skateboard park. Trails and open spaces will remain open as long as the public uses them responsibly with proper social distancing. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this changing situation and ask you observe all posted signs and barriers.
Update: March 27
Educational Resources from our water utilities and environmental services education team
Are you looking for ways to keep your kids busy during this extended school break? The Water and Environmental Education team wants to help you learn more about the importance of water and taking care of the environment with these free online resources.
Mayor David Cook offers ideas on how to utilize the library’s resources
Check out the video from Mayor David Cook on resources available at the Mansfield Public Library during the current public health emergency.
UPDATE: March 26
Changes to brush and bulky waste collection
Republic Services has changes to its brush and bulky waste collection program. Environmental Services’ COVID-19 information page as all the details as well as tips to reduce your brush and bulky waste during the public health emergency.
Parks & Rec changes
Our parks and programs have a number of changes this week due to the evolving nature of this public health emergency. Visit the Parks & Recreation COVID-19 page or email questions to email@example.com.
UPDATE: March 25
We understand that there are a lot of questions about the Public Health Emergency Declaration and Tarrant County Executive Order. We have provided the documents in their entirety on the City website. This FAQ on our COVID-19 page offers answers to some topics. If you have any other questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: March 24
Stay Home, Work Safe orders from City of Mansfield and Tarrant County
Mayor David Cook today has issued a Second Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency, joining Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and other mayors in the “Stay Home. Work Safe” initiative that implements tighter restrictions on previous emergency declarations designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Tarrant County today issued an executive order today implementing tighter restrictions from previous emergency declarations designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Both the City’s amended declaration and the Tarrant County Executive Order go into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).
Mansfield’s second amended declaration follows the restrictions included in the executive order issued today by Judge Whitley and the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.
“Mansfield and the rest of Tarrant County are working together to keep our communities safe and take the steps necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor David Cook. “This is a challenging time for our schools, our local business and especially our local healthcare providers. These steps are necessary to flatten the curve in the spread of this virus. We know our residents care about the safety and health of not only their families but their neighbors. We are asking them to work together with us and to ‘stay home and work safe.’”
The specific restrictions are listed in the chart below.
UPDATE: March 23
Special Shopping Hours for At-Risk Populations
UPDATE: The schedule for Walmart has changed. Please make note that their special shopping hours are tomorrow.
Grocery stores are offering special hours for at risk populations - seniors (age 60 and up) and pregnant women. Here’s a list of stores in Mansfield. As has been stated by the President, Governor and others, the supply lines will continue, and grocery stores will remain open. Please be a good neighbor and do your shopping outside of these designated times if you are not a member of the at-risk population.
UPDATE: March 20
Mayor issues First Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency
Mayor David Cook today amended the Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the City of Mansfield originally issued on Wednesday (March 18), implementing additional measures to be consistent with Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order issued March 19. Both the amended declaration and the governor’s executive order go into effect 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20.
Mansfield has received notification that as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, there are two positive COVID-19 cases in the city; one in Tarrant County and one in Johnson County.
The Emergency Declaration activates the City’s Emergency Management Plan.
“We don’t take this action lightly but take it in order to protect the health and welfare of the residents of Mansfield,” Mayor Cook said Wednesday. “We will stay in close communication with the Governor’s office and County officials in the coming weeks to provide the most up-to-date information to residents. We appreciate how our community is already working together to address issues connected with this public health emergency. We will continue to work together as Mansfield always does when we face challenges.”
COVID-19 information from Tarrant County Public Health
Tarrant County Public Health serves as Mansfield’s public health department and is providing up-to-date information to residents on COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Tarrant County Public Health’s Emergency Preparedness staff is working closely with The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services to get the latest updates on this evolving situation. They are also updating local response plans as needed and have sent health alerts to the Tarrant County medical community and other partners, including Mansfield public safety and emergency management.
Who is at risk?
While most people diagnosed with COVID-19 will present mild symptoms and eventually recover, there are members of the population that are more at risk. The CDC says best evidence available indicates the risk of severe illness begins to increase with people age 50 and increases with age. The highest risk group are persons age 80 and over and those with underlying medical conditions.
How to protect yourself and others
Although there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to take the following precautions at home, at work or out in the community:
- 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 available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- 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.
- High risk individuals are advised to avoid large or mass gatherings where people are within arm’s length of each other.
What is the City of Mansfield doing in response to the current situation?
- Placing hand sanitizer at all public counters in City buildings.
- Providing staff with hand sanitizer and disinfectant to use on all surfaces at City buildings and routinely cleaning public areas of City facilities.
- Meeting regularly with staff to evaluate City operations and programs and events to determine any specific course of action.
- Modifying training programs and gatherings for staff to protect and prevent the possible spread of the virus to employees that could ultimately impact patrons.
- Participating in briefings with Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to have the most up-to-date information.
What is the status of City programs and activities?
The City of Mansfield is canceling all public programs, classes, activities and events beginning Saturday, March 14, until Monday, March 30, at which time the City will re-evaluate its position.
This includes programs and activities of parks & recreation, library, environmental services, water utilities, the historical museum, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Farr Best Theater and Oliver Nature Park.
The Mansfield Activities Center (MAC), the Mansfield Public Library, the Farr Best Theater and all athletics fields will close starting March 14 until March 30.
For information and updates, please visit the official City website, mansfieldtexas.gov, and all City social media channels.
What is social distancing?
Governor Abbott releases a video on the importance of social distancing
211 Texas activated
The State of Texas has activated the statewide 211 network to provide COVID-19 information 24/7 to residents. 211 specialists from across the state are available to answer the most frequently asked, non-medical questions on the coronavirus based on material provided by the CDC and the DSHS. Any questions the 211 specialists cannot answer will be referred to the information lines of the state health department and local public health officials, in Mansfield’s case the Tarrant County Health Department.