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Governor Abbott Announces Phase 3 of Texas' Reopening Plan



Governor Abbott  issued Executive Order No. GA-26 relating to the expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster. The order states that all businesses operating with a 25% capacity limit, including bars, to immediately expand occupancy to 50%, as long as patrons are seated. Restaurants are now allowed to sit up to 10 people per table. On June 12, restaurants can expand capacity to 75%. On June 19, amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases will be allowed to reopen at 50%. 

CLICK HERE to read Executive Order NO. GA-26. 



Updated 6/4/2020


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Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas

“As we open Texas, we are each called upon to be Texans: to act responsibly as we re-engage in the economy, to continue following all health precautions and sanitizing guidelines, and to care for our vulnerable neighbors. Lives depend on our actions. I know you will respond as Texans.” – Governor Greg Abbott

Open Texas Checklists Now in Effect

Updated 05/18/2020

Business:

Universal City Economic Development Corporation (UCEDC) Small Business Stimulus Program

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Universal City Economic Development Corporation (UCEDC) authorized the UCEDC Small Business Stimulus Program to assist businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing up to $250,000 in rent and utility payment assistance to local small businesses. For more information, visit www.uctx.gov/sbsp.


Water Flush in Shutdown Buildings


Before reopening your businesses and using water for drinking, food preparation or cleaning purposes, please run all the faucets in the building for approximately 10 minutes! This will allow any stagnant water or built-up debris in the lines to clear. 


Bexar County "COVID-19 Essential Items Bag" Program

Bexar County has launched of the “COVID-19 Essential Items Bag” program to support small businesses in the transition to “moderate risk” COVID-19 protocols. The program provides a free, one-week supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to sole proprietors and businesses with less than 25 employees located in the suburban cities and unincorporated areas of the county.

The ability for businesses to obtain and utilize personal protective equipment (touchless thermometers, facemasks, hand sanitizer, gloves and Plexiglas covering) to help protect their employees is critical in helping our community get back to work and stay at work. We hope that this program will jump-start the transition while businesses line up long-term supplies. Register Here


Bexar County Disaster Relief Loan Program

The Bexar County Small Business Loan Program provides 0% interest loans of up to $25,000 to help small businesses in Bexar County that have suffered financial losses as a result of COVID-19. More Info

Universal City:

Parks

Universal City Parks will be reopening May 18th in coordination with Phase 2 of the Governor's order but with a few exceptions. The Northview Splashpad, Cimarron Clubhouse and fields for Team Sports will still be closed. Veterans Park will be remain closed due to the construction on East Aviation.

We encourage you to still take social distancing measures when visiting the parks. The following are guidelines listed in the Governor's Open Texas plan.

-Self-screen before going to a park.

-Maintain at least 6 feet separation from others not within the individual’s group at the park. The individual’s group may not exceed the greater of the individual’s household or up to 5 individuals who go to the park together.

-Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, it is not mandated but consider wearing cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) at a park where other groups are gathering.

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Library

If public health indicators remain positive, the Universal City Public Library will begin re-opening in early June. 

Temporary hours will be Tues-Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm. Sat 10:00pm-2:00pm We anticipate maintaining this schedule through August. 

Curbside pick up is now available for Universal City residents. Curbside pickup is available Tuesday through Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Only adult cards/cardholders are eligible for this service.

Preferred Method: Visit the library catalog (https://universalcity.biblionix.com). Login into your library account - your library card number plus your 7-digit phone number - and select materials.

Alternate Method: Call the library at 210-659-7048 between noon and 4 PM and speak to a member of the staff. Phone orders will always be available the next pick up day.

Voicemail orders cannot be accepted. Please do not leave curbside orders on the voicemail.

Materials will be available for pickup between 2 pm and 4 pm Tuesday through Friday.



Information regarding City operations, meetings, and closures are subject to change. Changes will be updated on the website and on Facebook as they occur.