COVID-19 Update for City of Saginaw

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Tarrant County Health Department Coronavirus Information Hotline

817-248-6299 (24/7)

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas (revised May 18, 2020)

A Message from the City of Saginaw (05/20/2020)

Governor Abbott announced on Tuesday, May 5, that gyms may reopen May 18 with limited 25% capacity, social distancing and other health protocols. Some of the protocols that he mentioned were all equipment must be disinfected after each use, customers are encouraged to wear gloves and masks and locker rooms/showers will remain closed. The State of Texas’ recommended health protocols for reopening gyms can be found at: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

City Recreational Facilities/Activities Update

The Saginaw Recreation Center reopened to the public with reduced and limited hours on Monday, May 18, 2020:

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday:
    • 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (the facility will be closed so staff can thoroughly clean/disinfect the equipment)
    • 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fitness room (10 people capacity) will be open.

Weight room (5 people capacity) will be open. The Gymnasium will be open for walking the perimeter. However, the basketball goals will be raised. Recreational classes will begin June 1st

Summer Youth Day Camp to Open

On Monday, May 18, 2020, Governor Abbott announced the second phase of his Open Texas plan and provided an update on what types of businesses and activities can resume next.  Effective May 31, Youth camps may resume.  It is our intention to have our annual summer youth day camp at the recreation center that begins Monday, June 15.  We will follow all current and applicable social distancing guidelines and will limit occupancy.  For more information, check out www.SaginawTx.org.

Garage Sales to Resume

Beginning June 1, 2020, garage sales can resume in Saginaw.  Garage sale permits must be obtained at Saginaw City Hall at least 48 hours prior to sale. The cost of the garage sale permit is $5.

Indoor/Outdoor Amenities that remain CLOSED:

Pending any updates from the Office of the Governor, we are holding off openings of the Senior Center and seasonal aquatics until at least June 1st. This is consistent throughout Tarrant County, although a handful of cities have canceled seasonal recreation programs entirely.

The following will remain closed for the time being:

  • Rentals: Indoor facility rentals are currently not available/canceled until June 1, 2020. Outdoor facility rentals are currently not available/canceled until June 1, 2020. Determined by the Governor’s capacity orders (Currently set at only 4 people).
  • City Park Playgrounds (per CDC recommendations), Basketball and Volleyball Courts, Dog Parks, Athletic Fields, Restrooms, Water Fountains, and Pavilions.

We apologize for any inconvenience these past few months and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

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