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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

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The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The deceased patient was a female in her 40s, and a resident of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) with underlying medical...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Testing Numbers as of April 5, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of April 5, 2020

These are the latest COVID-19 testing numbers and results reported to the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District as of April 5, 2020.

City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 1, 2020

CityLink fixed routes limited to 10 passengers to maintain social distancing

CityLink announces 10 passenger limit on fixed routes

In connection with the City of Abilene’s City Council Resolution passed on 3/30/20 ordering a Limited Shelter in Place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CityLink Transit is announcing a 10 passenger per bus limit on its most popular fixed routes eff...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City staff determining effect of Governor’s Executive Order on local Limited Shelter in Place Order

Image of Governor Abbott's Executive Order effective April 2 2020

City staff are currently working to fully review and determine the effect of Governor Greg Abbott’s most recent Executive Order on the City’s Limited Shelter in Place Order, which went into effect at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020....

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City of Abilene issues Limited Shelter in Place Order to prevent against the spread of COVID-19

City of Abilene Limited Shelter in Place Order effective 3/31/20 at 12 noon

Click here for a look at the Limited Shelter in Place Order in its entirety:

Limited Shelter in Place Order effective March 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

If you have a question regarding the Limited Shelter in Place Order and how it affects your business or daily ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives four positive COVID-19 test results

Testing Update March 28 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received four additional positive test results for COVID-19, bringing the total positive test count for Taylor County and Dyess Air Force Base to seven. 

The four new positive test results are a...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 28, 2020

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

Over the last few weeks, the City Council and I have worked to take measured, responsible steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community; we first restricted gatherings to 250 individuals, and as new data was collected, to 50. When Governor Gre...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives second positive COVID-19 test result

Testing Update for March 27 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its second confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County. This brings the total positive test count for Taylor County to three, including a positive result reported by Dyess Air ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Details around first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County

Coronavirus update for March 27, 2020

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the first individual to test positive for COVID-19 in Taylor County has revealed the following information:

  • The infected individual is a resident of Disability Resources, Inc., and was not recently engage...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Abilene Taylor-County Health District receives first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19

Graphic image announcing first confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County.

The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of their positive test result Thursday, ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Residents urged to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

Remember to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

The City of Abilene’s Department of Community Services would like to encourage all Abilene area residents using City parks and playgrounds to practice social distancing, and properly sanitize before and immediately after visiting a park, touchin...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Extension of Disaster Declaration Limits Gatherings to 10

Graphic image for COVID-19 update as of March 23, 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective immediately after signing on Monday, March 23, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 10. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 1...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Hall Limited Public Hours March 23, 2020, Closed to Public Beginning March 24

Abilene City Hall limited hours 3/23, closed to public 3/24 until further notice

Monday, March 23, 2020, Abilene City Hall will be open to the public from the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public. City staff will be present through regular business hours to answer questio...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Not Feeling Well? Call First!

What to do if you think you may have COVID-19 - Call your physician first, call ahead before arrivin

If an individual feels they may be showing symptoms for COVID-19, it is important they first call their medical provider or the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District at 325.692.5600 for screening and further instruction.

 Please do not arri...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Gatherings Limited to 50, City Extends Closures to Limit Potential for Spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus Update as of 3-18-20

 Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective 8 p.m., Sunday, March 22, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 50. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 51 or more people,...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gatherings Limited, City Closures Announced to Limit Potential for Spread of COVID-19

Graphic image stating COVID19 update from City of Abilene as of March 17 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 250. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 250 or more people, and will ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District Reports No Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Taylor County

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IN AN EFFORT TO FURTHER EDUCATE AND INFORM THE PUBLIC ON CONCERNS AROUND THE COVID-19 VIRUS, MAYOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS HAS ASKED THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT BE MADE:

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reports there are currently no confirmed ca...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Street Work Begins on Downtown Central Business District Street Improvement Project

Map of downtown streets set for concrete repair and reconstruction through the CBD street improvemen

Work begins Friday, March 6th on the City of Abilene’s Central Business District street improvement project in downtown Abilene.

The first portion of roadway to undergo construction is Cedar Street from North 1st to North 2nd. Over the next year,...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: March 2, 2020

ADC Names Abilene Great American Defense Community for 2020

Great American Defense Community - Abilene, Texas

Five communities have been named to the 2020 class of Great American Defense Communities. ADC announced the selections in a press release. The communities are Central Arkansas; Davis and Weber counties in Utah; the Greater Abilene region in Texas; Junctio...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Registration Opens March 2nd for 2020 Summer Camps

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Registration opens March 2nd for the City of Abilene’s Parks and Recreation’s summer camps. 

To learn more about each camp session, check out our latest Adventure Guide at www.abilenetx.gov/364Adventure-Guide

Our summer camps ar...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

North 18th Street Bridge Found Unsafe, Closed Until Further Notice

Image alerting residents to bridge closure at North 18th over Catclaw Creek

The bridge over Catclaw Creek at North 18th Street has been found unsafe and closed until further notice. All drivers and area residents are urged not to travel over the bridge until it is fully repaired.

North 18th from Park Avenue to Kirkwood Drive has b...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Abilene Street Projects

Abilene Streets - Projects

Learn about Abilene's current Street Projects, from the Bond Program passed in 2015 to the Street Maintenance Fee on Your Abilene Investment: Streets.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Medical Professionals Encouraged to Join the Greater Abilene Medical Reserve Corps

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The Greater Abilene Medical Reserve Corps (GAMRC) is looking for members of Abilene’s medical and first responder community to join their ranks!

GAMRC is a part of the national Medical Reserve Corps, which works to help local communities during a public he...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Welcome to the Storybook Capital of America!

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In 2015, the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas for its efforts to celebrate literary works for children. Since then, the Storybook Capital’s draw has expanded across America.

The ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights