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COVID-19 Resources & Latest News

Updated 5:00pm on March 24, 2020

Experience Bryan College Station continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, affects our community. Our main priority is the health and safety (physically, economically, and socially) of the residents and visitors of the Bryan College Station community.

According to the Brazos County Health District, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself from getting sick:

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds;
  • Avoid sharing food and drinks;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow; and
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Be mindful of items in your hotel, such as remotes, coffee makers, elevator buttons, etc.

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, BCS and Brazos County residents will be under a shelter-in-place order for two weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential business facilities to close except for "minimum basic operations." Grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare offices, gas stations, hardware supply stores, banks, etc. are all deemed essential. Again, read the order for more details about this. Restaurants will continue to operate as they have been: Takeout, delivery, drive-thru only. Click here to read the full order.  |  Click here for the Spanish version. 

We encourage all travelers and residents to follow guidelines recommended by the Brazos County Health District & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Restaurants

We want to encourage residents of Bryan College Station to continue supporting local restaurants while maintaining safe social-distancing practices and adhering to the shelter-in-place order. We have compiled a spreadsheet of independent & locally-owned restaurants offering take-out, drive-thru, & delivery options. Find the list here, and check back as this spreadsheet continues to grow: experiencebcs.com/eat-local

 
Latest News

Follow these links for real time updates and information:

On March 12, the Southeastern Conference announced the suspension of regular season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well as SEC championship events, until March 30. This includes all SEC events at Texas A&M University. To learn more, visit 12thman.com.

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum will close until further notice beginning at 5PM on Friday, March 13. Per the US National Archives, "...all museums in our Presidential Libraries system will be closed to the public until further notice, starting at the close of business, Friday, March 13." Learn more

On March 13, Chilifest Inc. announced their decision to cancel Chilifest 2020. For additional information, including their full statement & refunds, click here.

Previously scheduled Lake Walk Town Center events and programming have been postponed or canceled. For a full list and explanation of affected events, please visit lakewalktx.com/update.

All Century Square community events through March 31 have been cancelled. Please visit century-square.com for more information.

Health Authorities and Academics

Looking for more information? Here is a shortlist of trusted resources.

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