Local Government Emergency Management


Last Updated on December 1, 2020 – 10:14 PM CST

In depth Emergency Management Q&A document related to COVID-19 from the Texas Municipal League. The document covers a time period from March 2020 through November 2020 and addresses several topics. It includes references and links to specific cases with local cities/counties in the state of Texas.

Should our mayor declare a local state of disaster in relation to the coronavirus?

What is meant by the prohibition against “mass gatherings” in a local disaster declaration or order?

What if a hospital won’t release a patient’s coronavirus test results so that treating or transporting first responders can potentially return early from self-quarantine?

If a city decides to issue a shelter-in-place order, should certain businesses and activities be exempt from the order?