City of Trinidad
212 Park Street
P.O. Box 345 (Mailing)
Trinidad, Texas 75163
(903)-778-2525 Phone
(903) 778-2754 Fax

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March 26, 2020 Order from Gov. Abbott PDF Print E-mail

Please see the attached order from Gov. Abbott, issued today in regards to travelers traveling from certain areas into the State of Texas.

I have provided a portion of the order indicating the date the order is effective and conditions of the order.

WHEREAS, under Section 418.173, failure to comply with any executive order issued
during the COV1D-19 disaster is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000,
confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, or both fine and confinement.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, by virtue of the power and
authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, do hereby order
the following on a statewide basis effective at noon on March 28, 2020:
Every person who enters the State of Texas as the final destination through an
airport, from a point of origin or point of last departure in New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, or the City of New Orleans, or in any other state or city as may be
proclaimed hereafter, shall be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for a period of
14 days from the time of entry into Texas or the duration of the person's presence
in Texas, whichever is shorter. This order to self-quarantine shall not apply to
people traveling in connection with military service, emergency response, health
response, or critical-infrastructure functions, as may be determined by the Texas
Division of Emergency Management. Each person covered under this order to
self-quarantine shall be responsible for all associated costs, including
transportation, lodging, food, and medical care.

A covered person shall use a form prescribed by the Texas Department of Public
Safety (DPS) to designate a quarantine location in Texas, such as a residence or a
hotel, and provide a full name, date of birth, home address, telephone number, and
driver license or passport information. DPS Troopers, or other approved peace
officers, shall collect a completed form from each covered person immediately
upon disembarking and verify it against the person's driver license or passport.
Providing false information on this form is a criminal offense under Section 37.10
of the Texas Penal Code. Questions about this form should be directed to DPS at
(800) 525-5555.

A covered person shall proceed directly from the airport to the designated
quarantine location entered on the DPS form. Any covered person exhibiting
symptoms of COVID- 19 shall be escorted to the designated quarantine location by
a DPS Trooper.

A covered person shall remain in the designated quarantine location for a period
of 14 days or the duration of the person's presence in Texas, whichever is shorter,
leaving only to seek medical care or to depart from Texas. During that period, a
covered person shall not allow visitors into or out of the designated quarantine
location, other than a health department employee, physician, or healthcare
provider, and shall not visit any public spaces.

DPS Special Agents will conduct unannounced visits to designated quarantine
locations to verify compliance by confirming the physical presence of covered
persons.

Any failure to comply with this order to self-quarantine shall be a
criminal offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, confinement in jail
for a term not to exceed 180 days, or both.

 

 
Letter from the Chief PDF Print E-mail

Dear Residents of Trinidad

I hope and pray that everyone is doing well and is staying healthy during this time of uncertainty. I want everyone to know that we as a City will move past this and will continue to prosper as we have always done. With that being said, if any of you know of any elderly or disabled individuals in our city that needs supplies ie: food, water, household products and they are unable to get out or if they just wish not to get out due to the possibility of getting sick from the Coronavirus please let us know at either City Hall or the Police Department so we can make sure they are being helped and cared for. If you know someone who is in need please contact at us at either 903-778-4545 or 903-778-2113 and someone will be more than happy to deliver supplies to their residence. It is important to us as a city that we stick together and look out for one another during this time. I will try and keep everyone as up to date as I can with any changes that might occur as far as any new actions are concerned. Please keep watching our Facebook Page as well as the City Facebook Page for any and all updates to follow.

Again I thank all of you for your help in this matter, and appreciate everyone that has helped in taking care of our city and residents thus far.

Thank you,
Chief Adam Estes #791

 

 
DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER PDF Print E-mail

The City, in conjunction with Henderson County Emergency Management, adopted the Declaration of Local Disaster.  As doing so, this iwill help with disaster relief from FEMA.  If you have any questions or need any help, don't hesitate to let us know.

 

CITY OF TRINIDAD
DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER
DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, now designated COVID-19, as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and

WHEREAS, the continued worldwide spread of COVID-19 presents an imminent threat of widespread illness, which requires emergency action for the protection of the people of Trinidad; and

WHEREAS, the implementation of mitigation strategies can slow the transmission of the disease; and

WHEREAS, the Small Business Association (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities.

WHEREAS, this Declaration activates the County's Emergency Management plan; and

WHEREAS, the County Judge of Henderson County has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid, and cooperative response to the emergency;

THEREFORE, Be it Proclaimed by the County Judge of Henderson County that;


1. A local state of disaster is hereby declared for Henderson County and the City of Trinidad, pursuant to of disaster is hereby declared for Henderson County, pursuant to §418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.
2. The state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the Henderson County Commissioners Court, pursuant to §418.108(b) of the Government Code.
3. This declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the County Clerk, pursuant to §418.018(b) of the Government Code.
4. This declaration of a local state of disaster activates the Henderson County Emergency Plan, pursuant to §418.018(b) of the Government Code.
5. This Declaration shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.
ORDERED this the 19th day of March 2020.

Kay Hernandez, Mayor Pro Tem

 
NOTICE PDF Print E-mail
TO COMPLY WITH CDC RECOMMENDATIONS
TRINIDAD CITY HALL
(903) 778-2525

The Mayor and City Council are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy environment for all staff and citizens. In an effort to support public health officials in preventing the spread of a contagious disease, the City of Trinidad has determined this is necessary to help prevent and respond to the pandemic. City Hall will continue to conduct city business either by phone, email or by other means.

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020 City Hall will be closed to public access for two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated. City Hall will still operate with the following guidelines for now.

WATER/SEWER CUSTOMERS

• Citizens and employees will be encouraged to communicate by phone (903) 778-2525 and email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
• Water bill credit card payments can be made at (www.trinidadtexas.com).
• The drop slot located on the City Hall front door will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any paperwork or payments that need to be made.
• For any water or sewer problems you will still be able to call
Valerie Hamrick (903) 477-1775 or Matt Maddox (903) 910-1003.

COURT

Monday night court or hearings will not be held for two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated. Payments for citations can still be made by phone (1-877-793-7971) or by website (www.trinidadcourt.com) or (www.trinidadtexas.com)

Any paperwork due to the court can be mailed, emailed ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or dropped off in the slot on the front door of City Hall, 212 Park Street, Trinidad, Texas.

POLICE DEPT.

The police department lobby will be closed to public access. If you need to speak with an Officer please call the non-emergency phone number that is listed on the door, and an officer will be more than happy to assist you.

Police officers will still respond to calls for service and use protective measures such as wearing latex gloves, keeping a 6-10 feet distance and washing or sanitizing hands after each contact. I am authorizing Officers to wear any personal protective equipment they feel they need during contact with the public. Proactive measures such as traffic enforcement, will be limited to unsafe driving that could possibly lead to a loss of life or damage to property.

 
PUBLIC NOTICE PDF Print E-mail

The City will perform periodic spraying for mosquitos as deemed necessary.  Mosquito spraying will not occur during rain or if the wind speed is 10 mph or greater.

Pesticide being used:  BIOMIST 4x4 ULV

How safe is it?

Pesticides that are used for mosquito control have been judged by the EPA not to pose an unreasonable risk to human health.  Spraying is schedule in the evening to limit exposure to people who may wish to avoid contact with the pesticide used to control mosquito populations.

Sprayiing will begin around 8:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m.

People with conditions such as asthma and other respiratory conditions can consider staying indoors becuase spraying may worsen or aggravate these conditions.

Extra precautions during spraying:

  • Remain indors with children and pets and cover any ornamental fish ponds, beehives or organic gardens.  Stay indoors for at least 1 hour after spraying has concluded.
  • Close windows and doors, and turn off window unit air conditioners or set to recirculate indoor air only
  • Drive cautiously around truck spraying pesticide.
If you have any questions, call Valerie Hamrick at 903-477-1775.

 
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