The Orange City Council will be reviewing proposed design layouts for the new Lions Den Playground during the Orange City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 26. The designs have been provided by three separate playground equipment vendors with ADA inclusive requirements and maximum visibility characteristics.
In February of 2020, an inspection found the wooden structure of Lions Den Park to be structurally unsafe for continued use. The playground equipment had exceeded its estimated lifespan and required significant updates to meet safety guidelines.
The City of Orange recognizes the special place the park has in the City and looks forward to memories being made on new equipment that provides a safe environment for all who visit the park.
City staff welcomes the citizens of Orange to offer their feedback on the playground equipment via email at email@example.com.
Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference on Tuesday, May 5, announcing the expanded openings of certain businesses and activities. It was announced that all barbershops, cosmetologists, nail salons, and tanning salons may open on Friday, May 8. These businesses must comply with the following:
One customer per stylist.
Appointment system only is recommended.
If allowing walk-ins, customers are allowed to wait inside only if they are keeping six feet of separation.
Six feet of separation between stations.
Wearing face masks is strongly recommended.
Additional information concerning the expanded openings of certain businesses and activities may be found online at https://bit.ly/2L4qcrd.
As per the Office of the Texas Governor/Governor Greg Abbott, Compliance of the following executive orders will be observed:
Maximum occupancy of 25% (50 persons including staff)
Social distancing is required, and will be enforced (this includes specific occupancy numbers for various areas of the building.)
Masks, while not mandated, are encouraged. Requests will still be taken online, by phone and email. Patrons not comfortable entering the building, may call for reserved items to be brought outside.
Call 409-883-1086 for more information.
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The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center has announced alternative COVID-19 testing sites in Port Arthur and Orange County.
COVID-19 tests will be provided at the alternative testing sites and will only be available for residents of that area as follows:
ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS RESIDENTS
May 5, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orange County Convention and Expo Center
11475 FM 1442
Orange, Texas 77630
PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS RESIDENTS
May 6, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bob Bowers Civic Center
3401 Cultural Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642
Testing will be performed by appointment only. Only 100 appointments will be scheduled at each location. To schedule an appointment, please call 409-550-2536. You do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to request testing but you will have to show proof of residency to be tested at the alternative testing sites. The Call Center is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Testing is FREE.