Events canceled, postponed due to coronavirus

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The following is a list of postponed or canceled events due to the coronavirus. This list is continually being updated, so check back often:

Ozona/Crockett County

County Facilities - The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court has closed the Crockett County Civic Center, Crockett County Senior Center, Crockett County Public Library, J. Cleo Thompson Wellness Center and the Crockett County Convention Center to the public until further notice. Also, the county commissioners have suspended the use of county sports facilities and practice fields until further notice. This includes all youth baseball and youth softball practices and games. The library is asking all patrons to use the Library Book Drop, the Big Blue Box located to the North of our Building to return your books.

County Annex Offices - All courthouse annex offices are closed to the public. Offices will continue to be staffed to answer phones and email. General county information can be found at www.co.crockett.tx.us 

County Court - Judge Deaton has cancelled County Court for April and May. THIS IS COUNTY COURT ONLY!

Crockett County Jail - The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TDJS) issued an official Suspension of Visitation Plan Friday afternoon, March 13, 2020. The mandate states that visitation of individuals who are incarcerated will no longer be allowed. However, it recommends allowing attorneys visitation so as not to interfere with the court system. They should be screened before entering detention facilities, according to the notice. The TCJS directive came after a National Declaration of Emergency amid increasing concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Crockett County Jail is complying with this order.

112th District Court - 112th District Court is calling off anything that is unnecessary.
According to txcourts.gov, if a court deems that non-essential (see below), in-person proceedings may pose an unnecessary or unreasonable risk to participants, court staff, or the public, the court should avoid that risk, when possible, by simple delay or by a telephone or video remote appearance. Our suggestion is that you follow this practice until at least April 1.
    Essential proceedings include, but are not limited to, criminal magistration proceedings, CPS removal hearings, temporary restraining orders / temporary injunctions, juvenile detention hearings, family violence protective orders, and certain mental health proceedings.
    Courts should schedule or suspend proceedings to avoid the gathering of large groups of people until at least April 1, including jury trials and large docket calls.
    Courts should publicly encourage persons with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, a fever, or who are coughing or sneezing, to contact the court before appearing. Courts should also publicly encourage attorneys who know that clients, witnesses, or others have such a condition to alert the court in advance. The court should make reasonable accommodations and reschedule appearances and hearings as needed.
    You may wish to consult with your local health authority for additional guidance on the timing of the suspension of proceedings as conditions in the local community may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
    Courts should implement telephonic or video remote appearances for all proceedings which may occur remotely.
    Please be aware that the Open Courts provision of the Constitution will generally require that the public have access to proceedings. If you hold telephonic or video remote hearings, you should consider a method by which the public can have access

Chamber of Commerce - The Ozona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is closed to the public, including the 24-hour restrooms. Information can be found at Ozona.com Also, the chamber has cancelled their March 26 banquet.

Museum - The Crockett County Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

 

CCCCSD

CCCCSD is closing through April 3, 2020. They will continue to serve students through Home-Based Learning.

Each campus has set up mandatory work assignments for students, if you have trouble accessing assignments, you may contact your teacher through email or Google Messaging.

OHS and OMS Assignments can be found in students Google Classroom.

OES assignments are pushed through Class Dojo.

If you do not have Class Dojo, call (325) 392-5501 ext. 5500 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or email OES Erica Cruz erica.cruz@ozonaschools.net to help you get set up or set up with Class Dojo or receive alternative assignment method.

Visit ozonaschools.net for email access and assignment information.

The CCCCSD Administration Office will be open for telephone calls only from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday at (325) 392-5501 ext. 0.

Raul Chavarria
CCCCSD Superintendent

 

MEALS

CCCCSD will be providing meals to all CCCCSD students free of charge beginning Monday, March 23. Meals can be picked up at the South Entrance of the OES Campus between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. This a drive-through pick up to limit contact with staff and parents.

Loaves and Fishes will also be distributing food the week of March 23-27 at OES.

Helping Hands is still delivering meals to those residents of Crockett County that are homebound. Those citizens who were formerly coming to the center for lunch are still able to drive up at the back doors of the building and we will bring meals to you, in your car. If you are interested in this program or would like more information, please call (325) 392-5026.  

 

CHILDCARE FACILITIES

Ozona Head Start - Ozona Head Start will closed through Friday, April 3.

Ozona Community Center - The Ozona Community Center is closed for now. During this time, The Ozona Community Center is asking the public to help support our facility in sponsoring a child. This will help maintain our full-time staff, who are devoted to caring for your children. We are asking for $135 per week to sponsor a full-time infant/child or $40 a week for an after-school child. Donations can be mailed to The Ozona Community Center, PO Box 41, Ozona, Texas 76943.

 

CARE CENTER

Crockett County Care Center - By recommendation of our local doctor Crockett County Care Center will be closed to anyone who is not a care center employee or resident. This is expected to last 1-2 weeks, possibly longer. This is only to err on the side of caution with the rise and spread of COVID-19. Nurses and staff will also have their temperatures checked and a health screening prior to entering the facility each shift. We know this recent and temporary change effects many people and their loved ones, but the protection and well-being of our nursing home residents must always come first and foremost. For more information, call the Nurses’ Station at (325) 392-2671 ext. 30.

 

4-H and Texas AgriLife Extension Office

All face-to-face meetings will be cancelled through April 17

This includes all adult and youth programs. 

We are working to provide online versions of programs where possible and will update with those opportunities as available. - Kailey Scott, Crockett County Extension Agent.

 

UTILITIES

AEP - AEP is temporarily suspending all disconnections for non-payment as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in our communities. We know our customers are concerned about their families and ensuring they have reliable electric service allows them to focus on staying healthy and well. AEP is committed to doing what we can to help our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve navigate this uncertain time.

WATER OFFICE - The Crockett County Water District is closed to the public. Please mail payments or leave in the night drop. For any other business, please contact us at 325.392.2730 or 325.392.3260 during business hours. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Nuestra oficina está cerrada al público. Envíe los pagos por correo o déjalo en el deposito de noche. Para cualquier otro negocio, contáctenos al 325.392.2730 o 325.392.3260.
Disculpe las molestias y gracias por su cooperación.

 

CHURCHES

First Baptist Church has canceled their Wednesday night K.I.D.S. program and canceled Sunday services. They will broadcast services on their Facebook page and email and at www.ozonafbc.com. This Sunday, March 29, the First Baptist Church plans on having a drive-up service starting at 10:55 a.m. They are asking for cars to arrive at 10:45 a.m. so that everyone can get parked in appropriate places.

Ozona United Methodist Church has canceled Sunday services. Services will be on their Facebook page and email.

New Beginnings Ozona has canceled Wednesday and Sunday services and moved services online at newbeginningsozona.com or their Facebook page.

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SAN ANGELO: Until further notice, and effective immediately, Catholics are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays.

OLPH Catholic Church - plans on continuing to have mass outside with people in their cars, weather permitting, at 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. The church building does remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week if anyone needs to go inside to pray.

For the 2-week period of March 17 to March 31:

  • Public Masses in churches and chapels are temporarily suspended during this time period. Priests will continue to celebrate the Mass in private.
  • Any Church activities involving gatherings of 10 or more people in the same room at the same time are to be cancelled or held virtually from March 17 to 31.
  • Church members may still gather in small groups of fewer than 10 for Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, etc., practicing social distancing

Also: Weddings and Quinceaneras are limited to 10 people or fewer or rescheduled. Baptisms are limited to 10 people or fewer, either with or without a Mass. Confirmation: Those Confirmation Masses previously scheduled to take place through May 10 will be rescheduled to later dates.For those Confirmation candidates who need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation sooner, pastors are granted the faculty to confirm them during the time frame of the coronavirus protocols, effective immediately, until this faculty is withdrawn.
First Communion: First Communion celebrations scheduled to take place through May 10 should be rescheduled to later dates.

For more information, visit: https://sanangelodiocese.org/news/coronavirus-protocols-diocese-of-san-a...

 

OTHER

From Fort Lancaster and the Texas Historical Commission - The Texas Historical Commission is taking extraordinary steps to implement the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Health and Human Services, and local authorities to promote social distancing.

All visitor centers and historic buildings at all 31 THC State Historic Sites are currently closed until further notice. The grounds and open spaces at many agency sites will remain open for visitors free of charge, and interpretative materials will be available for visitors at select sites. Please check individual sites for specific details about site operations.

We will restore all programming as soon as we can, while continuing to ensure the safety of our visitors.

Site staff are working to maintain clean and healthy facilities in parks in accordance with CDC and HHSC guidance. Following their guidance, the THC recommends that everyone take routine precautions of staying home when you are sick in order to avoid exposing others; cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; maintain safe social distance (6 feet or 2 meters); and washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Up-to-date State Historic Site and visitor guidance can be found at thc.texas.gov/publichealth.

Annual Fort Lancaster Western Frontier Day scheduled for May has been cancelled.

Levis and Lace - Levis and Lace Square Dance Club has cancelled their March 28 dance.

Local banks - Ozona Bank and Crockett National Bank have closed their lobbies to the public. Motor banks are still open.

West Central Wireless has closed their offices to the public, including the one in Ozona. Customers can call 1-800-695-9016, visit westcentral.com (chat is available) or email info@wcc.net.

Ozona Country Club is serving drinks and snacks through the window on the patio only. The clubhouse, including the bar, is closed until further notice. The men’s restroom can still be accessed through the outside door and the women’s restroom can be accessed through the outside door in the game room. The golf course remains open, but club officials are encouraging players to be in groups less than 10 and keep safe distances from each other.

RESTAURANTS: By state Executive Order, all dine-in service at bars, restaurants and food courts is closed. Local restaurants are offering delivery, take-out and drive-thru services.

SHOPPING/RETAIL: Dollar General will close one hour early at 10 p.m. Senior citizens, and those at-risk, will have priority shopping in the first open hour. Paper products, hand sanitizer and wipes are limited to three per customer. Lowe’s Grocery Store hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. They are limiting customers on high-demand items. Lowe's has also suspended it's return policy. All sales are final.

UIL/School Events

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas. All contests, practices, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until further notice.

At this time, the earliest games and contests may resume is Monday, May 4th. Prior to this date, the UIL will allow its member schools a reasonable acclimatization period for rehearsals and practices to occur. All decisions remain flexible and will be consistent with the advice of local, state and federal officials.

“We are working diligently on contingency plans to conduct state championships in each of the activities that have been suspended,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “While the immediate future is unclear, we are committed to providing these much-desired activities to all Texas students and will prepare for all possible outcomes, including extended school closures.”

The UIL will continue to provide timely, ongoing updates and is reassessing this ever-changing situation daily. Please continue to check the UIL website and social media accounts for further updates.

LINK TO PRESS RELEASE ONLINE ➡️ bit.ly/33tFmyI

Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association and Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Meets have both been postponed.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was cancelled. Which includes the Ag Mechanics show. We will no longer be traveling there on March 19-22. Also with many colleges extending spring break and shifting to online classes. Their invitational FFA CDE contests have been canceled. - OHS FFA Teacher Dustin Martin

 

San Angelo area closures and cancellations

  • Girl Scouts of Central Texas has made the decision to postpone its Women of Distinction celebration planned for March 19. The event will be rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27.
  • The FBC Mortgage San Angelo office will be closed through March 20 as a precaution. Call 325-340-1248 for questions or further updates. 
  • The Adult Literacy Council has canceled all classes until March 20 and will follow the schedule opted for by San Angelo ISD.
  • All events scheduled for March 18-19 with Rais Bhuiyan, founder and president of World Without Hate are canceled. These include programs at Stephens Library, Angelo State University, St. Mark Presbyterian Church and Old Town Books.
  • Habitat for Humanity Texas has decided to cancel the 2020 Day at the Dome/Capitol Build on March 25.
  • Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association State Meet scheduled for March 20-21 has been postponed to April 17 in Corpus Christi.
  • "Read to the Dogs" programs at the Tom Green County Library have been postponed until further notice. 
  • The District Courts and County Courts at law of Tom Green County, Texas have decided to cancel all jury trials scheduled for the month of March. As of March 13, this does not apply to Justice of the Peace Courts.
  • The Fairmount Cemetery advisory board meeting set for March 18 is canceled. 
  • House of Faith has canceled all programming through March 20 and will follow the lead of SAISD on future programming.
  • Chamber of Commerce luncheon planned for March 17 at McNease Convention Center is canceled. Those who prepaid will be refunded. 
  • 2020 Boys (San Angelo) and Girls (Texas City) Youth Basketball State Tournaments scheduled for March 20-22 have been canceled.
  • The annual Texas Associated Press Managing Editors convention planned for the weekend of March 27 has been postponed.
  • San Angelo Chess Club weekly meetings have been postponed until further notice. 
  • The Tom Green County Library System is canceling all programming at all branches through April. 

Angelo State University — University-related international travel by students, faculty, and staff, is suspended through April 30. The university is expanding spring break an additional week, March 16-20, and is moving all classes online beginning March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester. Faculty, staff and students are being updated at angelo.edu/coronavirus.

Howard College San Angelo — Howard College will extend spring break through March 22 for all students. Classes will resume March 23. Students in Health Professions programs are instructed to contact their programs for more information. Faculty and staff will meet to begin preparing for classes to resume March 23. Student events postponed until further notice. More info: www.howardcollege.edu

SHOPPING: H-E-B is limiting customers on purchases of soap, hand sanitizer, water, bath tissue, paper towels and cleaning wipes. The limiting number can range from store to store and as supply gets lower. Other stores are taking similar measures to ensure there are enough supplies available. 

SHOPPING: MarketStreet is limiting customers on purchases of hand sanitizer, disinfecting sprays and wipes, bulk paper towels, liquid hand soap and bleach.

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