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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Salute Your Senior Parade in the City of Kemah

Salute Your Senior Parade 2020 in the City of Kemah

Seniors/parents - decorate your cars & trucks to parade around the town. Tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, 2020 meet at the City of Kemah’s parking lot between 6th and 7th Streets at 9:30 A.M. Parade will begin at 10:00 A.M. All are welco...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 5.01.20 3:00 PM

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GALVESTON COUNTY, TX –  Four new COVID-19 testing sites will be available to Galveston County residents starting next week. Two sites will remain open for the foreseeable future while the two others will be one day temporary sites. Thes...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.15.20 6:00 PM

GCHD COVID-19 Chart 4.15.20

 

 Galveston County Health District today reports 9 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 401.

 We are saddened to report 2 additional deaths. 

  • A male, ...
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Posted on: April 14, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.14.20 6:00 PM

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.14.20  6:00 PM

Galveston County Health District today reports 15 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 392.

We are saddened to report 2 additional deaths.

  • A female, age range 81-90, passed away April 14...
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Posted on: April 14, 2020

GCHD opens COVID-19 testing to anyone

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Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-thru testing to Galveston. 

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointm...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 UPDATE 4.13.20 6:00 PM

GCHD COVID-19 4.13.20

Galveston County Health District today reports 22 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 377. Recovered cases remain at 92. We are saddened to report one additional death.&n...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 UPDATE 4.11.20 5:00 PM

GCHD COVID-19 4.11.20 5:00 PM

Galveston County Health District today reports 14 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 355.

We’re reporting 1 new recovered case, bringing the total to 92.

  • Female, 51-60

Today, ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.10.20 6:00 PM

GCHD 4.10.20

 Galveston County Health District today reports 33 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 341.

We are saddened to report one new death. 

  • A male, age range 71-80, passed a...
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Posted on: April 9, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.9.20 6:00 PM

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.9.20

Galveston County Health District today reports 21 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 308.

We are also saddened to report two additional deaths:

  • A male, age range 61-70, passed away Apr...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.8.20 5:00 PM

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Galveston County Health District today announces 15 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 287.

To date, 2,504 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Ga...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

First free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

Galveston County Health District on Thursday, April 9 will open its first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site for high-risk people who meet specific screening criteria.

The testing site will be open by appointment only Thursday, April 9-Saturday, April 1...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 4.7.20 5:20 pm

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Galveston County Health District today announces 16 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 272.

 To date, 2,309 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 4.6.20 6:00 PM

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Galveston County Health District today announces 16 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 256.

To date, 2,082 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Ga...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.5.20

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Galveston County Health District announces 18 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the  county case total to 240.

To date, 2,600 Galveston County residents have been tested.  This number does not include ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 4.4.20

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Galveston County Health District today announces 86 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 222.

To date, 2,173 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Ga...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.3.20

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces 83 residents and employees at The Resort at Texas City have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes the 13 positive cases reported Thursday by the health district.

 GCHD, in partnership w...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

NEW Stay at Home Order Issued 4.2.20

Galveston County has issued a new order to stay at home begins today, April 2 and is in place through April 30.“The Order from Governor Abbott is more strict on what essential services and businesses are defined as and is effective statewide. Th...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 4.2.20 5:15 PM

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Galveston County Health District today announces 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 130.

To date, 1,533 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Ga...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.1.20 5:00 PM

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 118.

 To date, 1,206 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number do...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 3.31.20 5:00 PM

Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces 14 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 106.

 To date, 1,156 Galveston County residents have been tested. This nu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.30.20 5:00 PM

Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces 22 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 92. 

To date, 1,063 Galveston County residents have been tested. This num...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.29.20 4:30 PM

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GCHD reports 10 additional COVID-19 positive cases, total at 70 

Galveston County Health District today announces 10 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 70. 

Th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.28.20 4:00 PM

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GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces 11 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 60. 

The health district also reports...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.27.20 4:00 PM

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GCHD reports nine additional COVID-19 positive cases, total at 49, three additional cases now recovered. 

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces nine additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galves...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.26.20 4:00 PM

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Galveston County Health District  this afternoon announces 13 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county case total to 40. 

“This marks the largest number of positive COVID-...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.26.20 11:00 AM

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Good morning,

Galveston County Health District has no new positive COVID-19 cases to report this morning. The current case count in Galveston County is 27.

Updates will be made as information becomes available.

Debi Hart, Director of Communications, City of ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.25.20 4:00 PM

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) this afternoon announces five additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 27. 

The health district also reports the first recovery in th...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.25.20 11:00 AM

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Good morning,

 Galveston County Health District this morning announces one additional positive COVID-19 case in a Galveston County resident. This brings the county’s case total to 22.

 The case is:

  • A male in his 40s with no known ...
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Posted on: March 25, 2020

H-E-B responds to Seniors needing to call in orders 3.25.20

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H-E-B responds to Seniors needing to call in orders for groceries:

Concerning crucial social distancing efforts related to the coronavirus. H-E-B, in partnership with Favor has launched a service that will allow Seniors to place delivery orders through Fav...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

AmeriWaste: All Trash & Recycling needs to be bagged 3.25.20

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Ameriwaste feels it is our responsibility to do what we can to help reduce the rapid spread of COVID-19. To help protect our employees, all trash and recycling must be bagged. Ameriwaste will NOT pick up loose trash or recycling. Recycling must be in a cl...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

The Great American Takeout Tonight 3.24.20

Great American Take Out Tuesday

Today, we’re asking everyone in America to show their support for the restaurant industry by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and eat at least one delivery or pickup meal.

The coronavirus pose a significant threat to he future of an industry that...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.24.20 4:00 PM

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Galveston County Health District this afternoon announces three additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 21.

 The cases are:

  • A female in her 50s with recent domestic travel. ...
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Posted on: March 24, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.24.20 11:00 AM

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Galveston County Health District has no new positive COVID-19 cases to report this morning. The current case count in Galveston County is 18.

Updates will be released as information becomes available.

Debi Hart, Director of Communications for the City of Ke...

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Kemah News Flash
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CITY OF KEMAH UPDATE 3.23.20 “STAY-AT-HOME"

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CITY OF KEMAH 3.23.20 

“STAY-AT-HOME” ORDER

In keeping with Governor Greg Abbott’s strong emphasis on compliance with the CDC Guidelines for COVID-19, Galveston County has issued a “Stay-at-...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.23.20 4:30 pm

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) this afternoon announces one additional positive COVID-19 case in a Galveston County resident. This brings the county’s case total to 18.

The case is:

  • A female younger than 10 years old with recent domestic ...
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Posted on: March 23, 2020

GCHD COVID Update 3.23.20 11:30 am

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) announces five additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 17.

The cases are:

  • A male in his 20s with recent international travel. He is self-quara...
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Posted on: March 22, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.22.20 7:30 PM

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces one additional positive COVID-19 case in a Galveston County resident. This brings the county’s case total to 12.

The individual is a female in her 40s who recently traveled internationally a...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.22.20

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) announced 2 additional positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday, March 21 and this morning an additional 3 positive COVID-19 in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 11.

Saturday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

City of Kemah Public Safety Chief Walter Gant

Trusted Sources COVID-19

The police department is operating at full capacity to ensure that our citizens are safe and our businesses are secure.

The public safety groups within the City of Kemah, which include Kemah Fire Department, Galveston County EMS, and Kemah Police Departmen...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

City of Kemah Recap COVID-19 Week One March 13-20, 2020

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Here is a recap of WEEK 1 COVID-19 for Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20, 2020:

FRI 3.13.20 President Trump orders major disaster as set forth in section 401(a) of the Stafford Act. City of Kemah expresses concern for safety and health of its emplo...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 UPDATE | 3.20.20 | 6:00 PM

COVID-19 Coronavirus

Galveston County Health District (GCHD) today announces two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to six.

The first individual is a male in his 40s who recently traveled internationa...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

GCHD UPDATE | COVID-19 | 3.20.20 | 11:00 AM

GCHD Services by Appointment Only

GCHD UPDATE 3.20.20 11:00 AM

Due to public health concerns with COVID-19, Galveston County Health District (GCHD) services will be offered by appointment only, effective immediately.If you are in need of services from any of the programs listed below, plea...

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Kemah News Flash
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Reduced to Essential Personnel & City Hall Closed | 3.19.20 | 2:00 p.m.

Kemah City Hall

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update | 3.19.20 | 2:00 PM 

Mayor Terri Gale

Where we are now, it is unprecedented times and evolving rapidly. We are making the best decisions possible with the information we have to protect our citizens, businesses ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Operations During COVID-19 3.19.20

City Hall and Municipal Court Update as of 03/19/2020
**City Hall and Municipal Court are closed to the public until further notice.**

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Kemah Disaster Declaration 3.18.20

Below is the Disaster Declaration.

City of Kemah Disaster Declaration 

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.14.20

COVID Phone Bank (1)

KEMAH TX -  (3.14.20) The City of Kemah realizes that information is rapidly evolving, this is why Mayor Gale, City Council members, Police Chief/City Administrator, Assistant Police Chief, Police Public Information Officer, and the City Communic...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Concern for safety and health of visitors and employees 3.13.20

COVID Phone Bank (1)

Our concern is for the safety and health of our visitors and employees regarding the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19; we want to reassure you that the City of Kemah has taken several measures to protect you and our employees, and to maintain an uninte...

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