City Buildings Closed to Public Access
The city is closing public access to all city facilities and focusing on virtual services for residents.
The city of Grand Prairie will restrict public access to all city facilities beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The city offers a wide variety of online services, and city staff will remain on the job conducting business. The Grand Prairie Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Service, Public Works and other essential services are staffed and have protocols in place to protect first responders so they can continue to serve residents. The City Closures/Operations web page in the COVID-19 section of the website lists details and contact information for offices. Or call the city at 972-237-8000.
The city continues to work with other city, county, state and health officials to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in doing so passed an ordinance March 19 that:
- Limits gatherings to no more than 10
- Only allows take out, drive through, delivery or curbside at restaurants
- Closes bars, gyms, entertainment venues, event centers, theaters, massage parlors and more
- Limits retail, convenience stores, places of worship and mall to 50% occupancy or 125, whichever is less
"These decisions were not made lightly," said Mayor Ron Jensen. "City officials have been working diligently and have had to make difficult decisions to help mitigate the spread of this virus. We realize the disruption to your business and personal lives will be extremely impactful, as it is to our community. However, if left unchecked, the virus would quickly overtake our healthcare system, creating chaos and no chance of survival for many."