April 26, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 323 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents, as well as 10 deaths. The City will update our posted case numbers each afternoon after 2 p.m.

Important Reminders
If you must do essential shopping, go alone or with the fewest people possible, during off-peak hours. More essential shopping tips are available at  CDC.gov.

Garland offers an information line, 972-205-3900, to help connect residents to health resources. Call your primary care physician for medical and testing advice.

Check the Dallas County website for county-wide updates.
Special Resources from City Departments
Visit the  Library, Parks and Recreation, and 
Environmental Waste Services pages regularly for entertaining and educational resources and activities.

The Economic Development Department has also created a special page with various resource links.  

The status of various City functions is updated on the City Service Updates page
Want to Learn More?
You can subscribe to receive updates at 
GarlandTX.gov. If you have not yet set up an account, there is a "Create an Account" link at the very top of the page, above the navigation bar. Click that to create your account. 
Click on the green "Notify Me" button to get the subscription page. 

The first section is Alerts. The second section is News Flash. COVID-19 Updates is the second option under News Flash.
635 East Project Set to Begin
A $1.7 billion upgrade will soon break ground to bring relief to Garland's busiest traffic corridor. The 635 East project will widen and improve Interstate 635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30. Most of the project's 11 miles are in Garland.

One of the first signs of major construction work that residents will see is the closing of the current HOV/managed toll lanes beginning Monday, April 27. Utility relocations are also scheduled to begin in the upcoming months. 
Learn more.
This Week Is National Infant Immunization Week
First launched in 1994, National Infant Immunization Week puts the spotlight on the importance of protecting babies 2 years old and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.

While the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive, is currently closed as a walk-in clinic, you may make appointments for infants (24 months or younger) on Fridays by calling 972-205-3370. Learn more.
Garland Goodness
Even with the concern about COVID-19, our community is full of warm, wonderful stories of caring and perseverance.
We're sharing some of those stories on our  Garland Goodness page  at GarlandTX.gov.

Recently, four local businesses - Herman Marshall Whiskey, Plastipak Packaging Inc., SixB Labels and Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery - collaborated to produce and donate 8,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to Garland City crews including police officers, firefighters and Garland Power & Light field workers. Watch the video!

If you have a Garland Goodness story to share with us, you can share on social media and tag @garlandtxgov. Use the hashtags #GarlandGoodness, #MYMGarland, and #OnlyinGarland or email your stories to  Saul Garza.
Resources to Help Support  Local Businesses and Restaurants
Garland's Economic Development Department and the Garland Chamber of Commerce are here  to help you find resources to make your business sustainable during this time of crisis and provide you guidance to those that can help you.

Visit the Economic Development webpage at GarlandTX.gov and the Garland Chamber website for more information.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
April 27
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. 

City Council Meeting
April 28
City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, both the City Council and Plan Commission meetings will be virtual.  You can watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information. 

View agendas  at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 
Garland Youth Council Accepting Applications Through June 5
Interested Garland residents who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2020-21 school year are eligible to apply to serve on the Garland Youth Council.  Learn more and download an application on the Garland Youth Council page at GarlandTX.gov.  Email GYC@GarlandTX.gov  with any questions.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is still open to the public. Please call 972-205-3570 to make an appointment before entering the shelter. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the ID of the animal you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, contact AnimalServices@GarlandTX.gov.

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