Jan. 3, 2021
This Week's News
Garland Health Department Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine
The Garland Health Department is utilizing its current doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate individuals included in Phase 1A – frontline health care workers such as firefighters, EMTs, school nurses and long-term care facility residents and staff. We only have enough vaccines at this time to complete Phase 1A.

We will begin providing vaccinations to those in Phase 1B (those age 65+ and those with underlying health conditions) when additional vaccine shipments arrive. We do not have a time frame for those 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.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Did you deck your halls with a real Christmas tree this holiday season? When the needles begin to fall and the holiday spirit starts to fade, remember to remove all tinsel, garland, decorations and lights before bringing all real trees to the Wood Recycling Facility and the C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill for free recycling into mulch.

This service is available to all Garland residents with proof of residency. Real, clean trees only. No artificial or decorated trees.

You may also put your tree out for brush and bulky pickup. Be sure to remove all decorations before setting it out.
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.
Get Your Flu Shot Now
Now is the time to get your vaccine for this year's flu season!
Contact your primary physician or local pharmacy for flu shot availability, or visit the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St.
Flu shots are available at the Public Health Clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Low-cost flu vaccines for uninsured children and adults are also available.
Call 972-205-3370 for pricing and to learn what insurance plans are accepted.
Save Energy and Money This Winter with GP&L's Energy Saver Program
Proper home weatherization keeps you warmer inside – while saving energy and money.

Garland Power & Light’s EnergySaver Program may help offset the cost of weatherization projects such as:
  • Adding ceiling insulation
  • Installing ENERGY STAR® windows or doors
  • Replacing or sealing ducts
  • Sealing air leaks around doors and windows with weather stripping or caulking 

COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 5,364 active cases out of 17,897 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 149 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
Jan. 4 and 5
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5.

City Council District Update Broadcasts on CGTV and Online
Each year, Garland City Council members have the opportunity to record a District Update to be aired on the City’s government access cable channel, CGTV. The episode is also available on the Council member’s page on the City website. The District Updates will air back-to-back on CGTV at 7 p.m. each night, except City Council meeting nights, through Sunday, Jan. 10. Each night will begin with a different Council member’s update. To find an individual Council member’s update online, visit the City Council page on the City’s website and click on the individual Council member’s link. CGTV is available on Spectrum Channel 16, Frontier Channel 44 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

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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