Face Coverings Required at All Businesses
All employees and visitors to Tarrant County businesses, including those in North Richland Hills, will be required to wear face coverings or masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This requirement begins at 6 p.m. Friday and will run through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.

County Judge Glen Whitley said the executive order requiring masks in public places is necessary because Tarrant County has seen a 52% increase in new COVID-19 cases, a 67% increase in hospitalizations and a 14% increase in deaths over the past 2 weeks. 

“We believe that masks are our best alternative at this time,” he said, emphasizing that he does not want to return to the restrictions instituted in March.

Watch Judge Whitley’s press conference on the  county's website or via Facebook . Read the  executive order .
North Richland Hills' First COVID-19 Death Reported
It is with much sadness that we share the loss of a North Richland Hills resident to COVID-19. While health privacy limits the details that can be given, we have been informed that this resident was a man in his 40s with underlying health conditions. Our prayers are with his family and friends during their time of grief.

Since the pandemic began, 161 North Richland Hills residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 77 have since recovered. Now, as we mourn our first loss in NRH, new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across Tarrant County and Texas are increasing at an alarming pace. In the days ahead, we cannot let our guards down. We need everyone to be vigilant with taking precautions to keep yourself and your families safe. Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you should take precautions to help protect those around you. Stay home as much as possible and when you must go out wear a face covering, maintain six feet of distancing from others and wash your hands often. We are all in this together and need everyone doing their part to stop the spread.  
Financial Assistance Programs Helping Renters, Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Residents and businesses in North Richland Hills who have been impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic may qualify for financial assistance through two programs being administered by Tarrant County.

Rental assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to three months subject to periodic review of eligibility. Visit  renthelp.tarrantcounty.com  for program information and to submit an application.

Businesses that have 25 or fewer full time equivalent (FTE) employees have until July 1 to apply for a Small Business Assistance Grant, with grant amounts ranging between $2,500 and $10,000. The NRH Economic Development Department is available to assist in the application process and to answer any questions. To determine eligibility and for more information, visit  http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/county/small-business.html , email  nrhed@nrhtx.com  or call 817-427-6090.
Northeast Family 4th Event Canceled
The Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce has shared the following statement regarding cancellation of this year's Family 4th event: "The COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial hardship in our partner communities and for businesses all over Northeast Tarrant County. In addition, the pandemic continues to affect Tarrant County residents with infections and deaths. Due to these unfortunate circumstances, the Northeast Tarrant Family 4th event will not be held this year. The Family 4th event is a collaborative event between multiple cities and the Northeast Tarrant Chamber and is one of the best July 4th Independence Day celebrations in Texas. We hope the event can return next year."
Holiday Closings, Collection Schedules
NRH City Hall and other non-emergency city offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. The NRH Library, Animal Adoption & Rescue Center and Richland Tennis Center will be closed July 3 and 4.

Residential garbage collection will not be impacted by the holiday. Normal Friday collections will be made.

The NRH Centre and Iron Horse Golf Course will be open. Please visit their websites for holiday hours. The City of North Richland Hills wishes you a safe and happy holiday!
Reminder: Setting Off Fireworks is Illegal
The City of North Richland Hills reminds you that setting off fireworks is illegal in our community. For the safety of yourself and others, please refrain from using fireworks as a part of your July 4 celebration. During the holiday, the North Richland Hills Police and Fire Departments will seize fireworks and issue citations to violators. The citation may carry a fine of up to $2,000.

The Fire Department also reminds you to install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test the batteries every month and change them at least once a year.
Know Your Watering Schedule
The City of North Richland Hills reminds all water customers that you may use sprinklers or irrigation systems no more than twice per week based on the following schedule.

  • Monday: No sprinkling or irrigation allowed
  • Tuesday & Friday: Non-residential sites (businesses, apartments, parks, common areas) may water.
  • Wednesday & Saturday: Residential addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 may water.
  • Thursday & Sunday: Residential addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 may water.
  • No watering from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on any day.

Sign up to receive weekly watering advice at www.savetarrantwater.com.
Adoptable Pets
Meet Koba, a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix, and Bertie, a 3-month-old domestic short-haired cat. Koba and Bertie are two of the many pets waiting to meet you at the NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center. Stop by the center at 7301 Iron Horse Boulevard today to find your perfect pet match. You can also visit  www.nrhtx.com/aarc to view pets currently available for adoption.
City of North Richland Hills 
 4301 City Point Dr.,
 North Richland Hills, TX 76180