Jan. 10, 2021
This Week's News
Garland Health Department Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List
The Garland Health Department is registering individuals included in Phase 1A and Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations as vaccine becomes available.

Phase 1A includes frontline health care workers such as firefighters, EMTs, school nurses and long-term care facility residents and staff. Phase 1B includes those age 65+ and those with underlying health conditions.

We do not have a time frame for shipments at this time. Updates will be posted to GarlandTX.gov/COVIDVaccine and to the City’s Twitter and Facebook pages as they become available.

Visit the City's YouTube channel to watch a video about the vaccine administration to frontline health workers.
2021 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar Goes Digital
Reduction and reuse are the most important ways we can all lessen our environmental impact and extend the life of our landfill. For those reasons and more, we are no longer printing copies of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle calendar.
You can still enjoy the calendar, learn about how to reduce, reuse and recycle, and find out your collection schedule at GarlandEWS.com. You can also download a copy of the 2021 award-winning Reduce, Reuse, Recycle calendar
Bird Walks with Reba Collins at Spring Creek Forest Preserve Jan. 16 and 17
Do you want to learn about the birds that spend the winter in Spring Creek Forest? Come for a morning walk from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, or Sunday, Jan. 17, and learn to identify some of our wintering birds.

Reservations required and limited to 10 people per walk. Contact Reba at rcollins20@verizon.net to reserve a spot. Participants will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather.

32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Goes Virtual
Due to COVID-19, the Garland NAACP will present its annual celebration in a virtual format beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.

Look for the event on the NAACP Garland TX Unit, City and Garland Independent School District Facebook pages.
City Holiday Hours and Services: Monday, Jan. 18
All City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senior centers remain closed due to COVID-19. The recycling center, transfer station and C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill will also be closed Jan. 18. Firewheel Golf Park will remain open.

There will be no disruption in trash or recycling collection. Find your pickup schedule at My Garland. As a reminder, please have carts and material out and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. to ensure thorough and timely service.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 6,944 active cases out of 19,865 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 173 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
Jan. 11 and 12
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Plan Commission
Jan. 11
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at GarlandTX.gov.

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the 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.
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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