Pearland Mayor Tom Reid expands food truck freedoms in response to coronavirus

Pearland Mayor Tom Reid signed an order April 8 expanding food trucks' availability. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pearland Mayor Tom Reid signed an order April 8 expanding food trucks' availability. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland Mayor Tom Reid signed an order April 8 expanding food trucks' availability. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland Mayor Tom Reid signed an order expanding food trucks' availability and allowing food trucks to serve while social distancing, according to a press release sent out by the city.

With owners' permission, food trucks can operate on private property while employees remain at a distance of 6 feet away from the customers. Businesses must also provide hand sanitizer, and no more than two trucks at once can operate on private property, according to the order. The order also states that trucks cannot be on-site for more than two hours.


Trucks must also serve for preorders, according to the release.

The order went into effect at 8 p.m. April 8, and will stay in effect until 11:59 p.m. April 30, according to the release.
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.