The City of Kilgore is closely watching and monitoring the quickly unfolding circumstances around the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as it relates to Kilgore. Our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.
At this time all public facilities will remain open, but users are urged to use precautions. Kilgore City Hall will remain open for emergency purposes only. Water Utility transactions including bill pay and new service may be arranged by phone using debit or credit cards, or may be paid online at cityofkilgore.com. In addition, the Utility Department has a payment drop box located on the northeast side of the City Hall building.
The Municipal Court will suspend all court dockets through to April 1, 2020. The Court will attempt to contact all affected parties by mail regarding the postponement of court and reset dates. Traffic tickets can be paid online at cityofkilgore.com under the “How Do I” tab. https://www.cityofkilgore.com/9/How-Do-I
The Kilgore Public Library will remain open but all programs and events have been canceled. All normal services offered will continue for now. Any changes will be posted on the library website and social media outlets. Modified hours of operation may occur as needed. We encourage anyone that is feeling ill or that is susceptible to illness to refrain from visiting the library during this time.
Meadowbrook Golf & Event Center will remain open, however we encourage patrons to try to maintain approximately 10 feet of distance between one another and limit the number of golfers in the pro shop at any one time. City trails and parks will remain open, but users should avoid gathering in large groups or using them if they feel ill or susceptible to illness.
We will continue to evaluate the level of services and facilities that currently remain open to the public and will update this information should further action be necessary. The City is asking residents who are experiencing symptoms such as fever or cough or who have traveled to affected areas to refrain from visiting city facilities.
The best source for news and information on COVID-19 in Gregg County is the Gregg County website. Gregg County has created an information site that is regularly being updated with new information: https://www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information
The best source for news and information on COVID-19 in Texas is the Texas Department of State Health Services website. https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
CDC website for COVID-19 with regularly updated recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html