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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Restrictions on Outdoor Events and Functions at City Facilities

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In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Longview has placed a temporary restriction on indoor public events at the Longview Convention Complex and other City of Longview operated facilities. Exceptions may be permitted for necessary governmental functions or events that do not have a social gathering component. The restriction on the use of City facilities is currently in place through the end of September, but may be extended. Privately-owned indoor facilities are subject to 50% occupancy requirements and other limitations as outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28.

With the exception of outdoor recreation and sports, the City of Longview is also currently not hosting any outdoor events on City property and is not permitting park pavilion rentals. Gov. Abbot’s order prohibits outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people, with some exceptions, unless approval is granted by the Mayor. The City of Longview and Mayor Andy Mack will consider requests for outdoor events on a case-by-case basis. However, event organizers should know that the baseline assumption is that large gatherings during outdoor events are not currently allowed.

To request permission from the Mayor for your outdoor event, please complete the COVID-19 Event Form in addition to any of the regular permits and reservations that may be necessary for your event.

For more information please visit the Events page. More information about statewide restrictions and guidelines can be found at Open.Texas.Gov

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