Update to status of city facilities
During its regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, The Colony City Council received a presentation from city staff regarding an update on the status of city facilities during the pandemic:
- While taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of staff and patrons, The Colony Recreation Center will reopen to the public starting Monday, Oct. 19. The facility's various amenities will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only. Call 972-625-1106 for more information.
- The indoor pool of The Colony Aquatic Park will reopen to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Oct. 13, by appointment only. The outdoor pool is closed for the fall-winter season. Call 972-624-2225 for more information.
- The Colony Community Center will remain closed to the public through at least the end of 2020.
In other recent pandemic-related news, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a video message on Oct. 7 that bars would be permitted to reopen at 50% capacity starting Oct. 14 in regions where the COVID hospitalization rate remains below 15%. County Commissioners would be required to opt-in to reopening and agree to enforce safety measures. Denton County Judge Andy Eads has indicated that Denton County will be filing the requisite paperwork with the state to allow for the newly announced reopenings, which also include an increase in capacity limits to 75% for movie theaters, museums and libraries, water parks, and other similar businesses previously held to 50%. More details are available on the Governor's website.