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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Closures and Updates

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Closures and Updates

UPDATE AS OF 4/8: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 4/7: Executive Order 04/07/2020


UPDATE AS OF 4/6: Mayor’s AddressMayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter

UPDATE AS OF 4/2: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/30: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter

UPDATE AS OF 3/27: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/26: Bulk, Brush and Limbs Pickup Suspended
-Until further notice, Republic Services will no longer be collecting curbside BULK, BRUSH AND LIMBS DEBRIS. Instead, crews will continue to focus on the volume of increased residential trash to keep our streets and curbs clean. During this time we would like to remind our residents to please bag and tie trash before you place it in the can to keep crews safe while handling household wastes. Recycling can still go loosely in the recycle cart since it is collected by a mechanical truck and the trash crews do not come in contact with what is inside the cart.

The City of Bedford is in constant communication with Republic Services and we will continue to keep our residents informed of any changes to curbside collection services during this time. Additional information and any missed collections can be reported to Republic Waste at 817-332-7301.


UPDATE AS OF 3/25: Mayor’s Address and All City Facilities and Parks CLOSED to the Public
-- Effective tomorrow, March 26, 2020, all City facilities and parks will be CLOSED to the public until further notice in an effort to keep the community safe and slow the spread of COVID-19. Parents, please be aware that City parks and playgrounds have NOT been disinfected. #SlowtheSpread 


Mayor’s AddressMayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/24: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


-- The City of Bedford is currently discussing what changes will take place due to the Tarrant County executive order which goes into effect at 11:59p.m. tonight, March 24, 2020.

-- Due to the COVID-19, effective March 24, 2020, please be advised that ALL Simple Recycling collection operations in the State of Texas are temporarily suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.


UPDATE AS OF 3/23: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/21: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/21: Tarrant County Second Amended Disaster Declaration

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley today signed a second amended disaster declaration due to a local health emergency. Go to the Tarrant County website for the complete order which includes a more comprehensive list.

The new restrictions, which go into effect today at 6 p.m., will close in-person worship services but will allow worship support staff to facilitate online services.

The new rules will also close malls and other non-essential retail establishments such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons as well spas and massage parlors.

Essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other establishments that sell household goods will remain open.

In-house dining at restaurants remains closed but drive-in, drive-through, takeout and delivery are still permitted.

There should be no gatherings of more than 10 people regardless of the situation. There is no distinction between the types of gatherings in the amended declaration.


UPDATE AS OF 3/20: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/19: Mayor’s Address

Mayor Boyter Message on COVID-19Remarks from Mayor Boyter


UPDATE AS OF 3/19: Disaster Declaration and Events Canceled Extension

--Mayor Boyter has signed a declaration of Local Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency - It can be viewed here.

--All civic event cancelations have been extended until May 2,2020, which includes the Glow and Go Easter Egg Hunt and the Citizens Police and Fire Acadamy meetings.


UPDATE AS OF 3/18: Mayor’s Address

Michael BoyterRemarks from Mayor Boyter

-- The Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court has extended the cancellations of Monday Night Dockets to include April 20, 2020 and May 4, 2020.  Participants are encouraged to contact Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court at 817-952-2468 for more information.

-- The Bedford Fire Department’s Citizen’s Fire Academy has been canceled until further notice.   

UPDATE as of  3/17: Additional Closures

-- Due to COVID-19 concerns, next week’s regular City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, has been canceled.

UPDATE as of  3/16: Additional Closures

-- The City Council work session scheduled for tonight, Monday, March 16, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

-- City Hall, Building B is closed. All late fees and/or disconnects will be suspended for 30 days and for those looking to pay a water or utility bill can do so online at www.bedford.dpnetbill.com/ .

-- The Animal Shelter is closed. All adoptions, drop offs, fosters, and reclaims are by appointment only at 817-952-2191. After hour assistance can be reached at 817-952-2127.


The health and safety of residents and visitors is a top priority for the City of Bedford. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City will be keeping in line with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District’s closure time frame and the Tarrant County Public Health Department’s closure recommendations. 
Please understand that the situation is extremely fluid and all information is subject to change. 
Effective Immediately, all City of Bedford public buildings will be CLOSED until further notice. City Hall Building A, Central Fire Station, and the Police Department will remain open.
Additionally, all City events through April 4, 2020, will be canceled. This includes the Mardi Gras Gala & Casino Night on March 21, 2020, the March 30, 2020 Residential Outreach, and the Bedford Artsfest and Pet Fair Adopt-A-Thon on April 4, 2020.

Due to public health concerns, Bedford Fire Department is temporarily suspending non-emergency services. These include school/daycare visits, station tours, and the Citizen’s Fire Academy. Administration offices will remain open to the public until further notice. 

The City of Bedford Municipal Court Dockets scheduled for March 18, March 25, and April 8, 2020, will be canceled. Defendants that are scheduled to appear on the listed dates will need to contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 for more information. The Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court Monday Night Dockets scheduled for March 16, 2020, and March 30, 2020, are canceled. Participants that are scheduled to appear on the listed dates will need to contact the Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court at 817-952-2468 for more information.


COVID19-symptomsAdditional information will be posted on our website at www.bedfordtx.gov and www.facebook.com/bedfordtx. 

For information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.bedfordtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=328.

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