Friendswood to close all city facilities to the public

The city of Friendswood will close all city facilities to the public. (Community Impact Staff)
The city of Friendswood will close all city facilities to the public. (Community Impact Staff)

The city of Friendswood will close all city facilities to the public. (Community Impact Staff)

Starting the morning of March 26, the city of Friendswood will close all city facilities to the public, according to a press release from the city. This is being done to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the release.

City staff will continue to work and will be able to answer citizen inquiries via phone or email, according to the release.


Utility billing and the Galveston County Tax Office both have drop boxes for payment, according to the release. Community development will have a drop box on the Stevenson Park side of City Hall for permit applications and plans, the release stated.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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