With the City of Temple falling under the mandatory “shelter in place” order issued by Bell County Judge David Blackburn, most city services will continue to remain available to residents online and by phone, but non-essential services will no longer be provided by appointment.
The “shelter in place” order exempts the following essential functions. The City of Temple will continue to provide these services as safely as possible, while in compliance with social distancing requirements to the greatest extent possible:
The City of Temple will continue to update residents with the latest developments using the COVID-19 information page on our website, www.templetx.gov/coronavirus.
Emergency Management Updates
Bell County Judge David Blackburn has issued a mandatory shelter in place order for all of Bell County, including the City of Temple, effective at midnight, March 23 through April 3. Residents will only be allowed leave their homes to perform essential activities, or to operate essential businesses. Essential activities include:
Essential businesses can remain open and should practice social distancing guidelines if possible. This includes:
All businesses that do not fall under one of the above categories are required to cease all in-person activities at facilities located within Bell County. Operations can continue if employees work from home. If you have any questions on what is considered an essential business, call Bell County’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline by dialing 2-1-1.Media Contact:Laurie SimmonsPublic Relations Manager(O) 254.298.5617(C) email@example.com