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Coronavirus Update & Prevention Tips

The City of Orange Emergency Management has been and continues to monitor the situation concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, there are no confirmed cases in our immediate area. The symptoms associated with the virus are fever, cough and shortness of breath.  If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your health care provider prior to going to a healthcare facility.

In order to help prevent the virus from spreading the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises to:

  • 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.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • 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. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For additional information on this virus please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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Lions Den Park – Special Call Meeting – March 3

The City of Orange invites you to join us at a special call meeting of the Orange City Council to discuss Lions Den Park.  This meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 5:30 pm in the Public Library Auditorium.  There will be a presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the park.  As part of this meeting, the City Council is soliciting ideas from the citizens of Orange for the future of the park.  Please come be part of the discussion about our park.


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Planning & Zoning Department – New Hours

Effective February 24, 2020, the Planning and Zoning Department, located at 303 8th Street, will be implementing new counter hours during the week. The Planning and Zoning Department will now be open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. each Monday through Friday.

For additional information, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 409.883.1034.

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Texas Department of Transportation – Hearing Notice – IH 10 Widening Project

Texas Department of Transportation
Public Hearing Notice
IH 10 Widening Project

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Open House: 5 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Formal Presentation: 6 P.M.

West Orange-Stark Elementary
2605 Martin Luther King Drive

To view the complete Public Hearing Notice, please click HERE.

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Orange Lions City Park

Due to safety concerns, Orange Lions City Park has been closed until further notice. A recent inspection found the playground equipment at the park to be structurally unsafe for continued use. The playground equipment has exceeded its estimated lifespan and is due for an update to meet safety guidelines. City of Orange staff has started the process of considering various courses of action which includes evaluating replacement equipment for the playground.

The City of Orange recognizes the special place the park has in the City and apologies for any inconvenience this closure may have. Nevertheless, the safety of those who visit the park is of utmost importance.

Mayor Larry Spears Jr. announced a Special Call Orange City Council Meeting will be held to inform the community about possible options and to solicit ideas from the public. The date and time for this public meeting will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

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