Updated March 24 at 9:20 a.m.

Jersey Village Mayor Andrew Mitcham announced over the weekend that the city would be assisting local businesses to help cover rent, payroll and other financial losses due to COVID-19 through a disaster loan program. Free daily webinars are also available this week through the Small Business Administration's Houston District Office for business owners in need of additional assistance.

More information about each of these opportunities can be found at

Originally posted March 19 at 10:36 a.m.

Officials announced this week that as of March 18, Jersey Village City Hall would be closed to the public as most City Hall staff members are working remotely until further notice. All city-sponsored events have been canceled through the end of April as a precautionary measure.

Residents are still able to conduct business with the city by contacting the appropriate department. Find a list of city contacts here. Residents can also pay utility bills overs the phone, by mail, online or via the drop box at City Hall.

Jersey Village Mayor Andrew Mitcham signed a declaration of local disaster March 17, and City Council is scheduled to convene March 23, to discuss next steps starting at 6 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live, and residents are encouraged to view the meeting from home and submit questions or comments via email.

City police, fire, EMS and public works operations are continuing as normal during this time, officials said. City parks employees are disinfecting playgrounds, restrooms and other high-contact points throughout the week.

At Jersey Meadow Golf Course, flag sticks, golf cart hand rails, countertops and other points of contact inside and outside the building are being disinfected regularly. City officials also limited the number of tee times each day as well as the number of spots on the driving range to promote social distancing.

Cash sales in the pro shop are not permitted at this time, and capacity in the shop is being limited to 10 people. In accordance with Harris County, the bar and grill located at the golf course is open for takeout orders only.

For the most up-to-date information from the city, visit www.jerseyvillagetx.com/page/article/144.