COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 3rd.  Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals for 8 weeks.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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Mayor Capetillo Signs Local Disaster Declaration for Baytown

Post Date:03/13/2020 6:51 PM

Mayor Capetillo Signs Local Disaster Declaration for Baytown


Baytown, Texas –  The City of Baytown’s number one priority is the health and safety of our residents. The City continues to work with public health and emergency management officials locally and throughout the region to ensure our community remains prepared. City officials join the State and County in supporting a proactive approach that will limit the spread of COVID-19.

To continue this effort, Mayor Capetillo signed a local disaster declaration for the City of Baytown. This declaration allows the City to take measures that further reduce the risk of the COVID-19 virus spreading into our area. These measures may include cancellation or postponement of local community events either sponsored by the City or scheduled to take place at City parks and facilities. Additional measures may be taken to protect individuals and groups who are more vulnerable to the virus.

The goal is to help slow the spread of infection. Doing so allows our health systems to sustain and meet the needs of our region, without overwhelming them.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases or persons under investigation for COVID-19 in Baytown.  If the City receives a notification of a confirmed case in Baytown, residents will be notified via our normal communication methods. The City will continue to work with local officials to provide residents with updated information.

We encourage community members to remain calm and ask that you continue to follow public health guidance for COVID-19. Please visit the links below for trusted information and resources.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, Harris County Public Health has established a Call Center to answer questions about COVID-19 at 713-634-1110 from 9 am-7 pm, seven days a week. You can also visit

For more information, contact Alice Jauregui at 281-420-5802 or