SAN ANGELO, Texas — After the Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association made the decision to "postpone" its annual Fourth of July fireworks show, the City of San Angelo has once again closed lake parks and beaches for all activities.
The Lake Nasworthy HOA said on its Facebook page late Thursday it had made the decision to postpone its fireworks show together with the City Manager and because of Gov. Greg Abbott's latest mandate for counties with more than 20 COVID-19 cases have been reported.
“I applaud the leadership of the Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association for the decision to postpone the Fourth of July fireworks show. I know this was not an easy decision to make. After Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement yesterday regarding masks and limiting gatherings to 10 people, this decision to postpone the fireworks was made in the best interest of the citizens of San Angelo. I greatly appreciate the Lake Nasworthy HOA’s leadership and them taking a strong position as it relates to the health and safety of all of the citizens,” Mayor Brenda Gunter said in a press release from the City of San Angelo.
Since the fireworks show has been postponed, the release said parks around Lake Nasworthy will remain closed for all activities including camping until July 13. Public boat ramps will remain open for people to launch boats into the lake.
The decision to close the parks around Lake Nasworthy was made to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Tom Green County currently has more than 200 active cases of COVID-19.
Gov. Abbott has limited all gatherings to 10 people. Link to proclamation from Governor Abbott regarding gatherings.
Face coverings are required in Texas for every county that has more than 20 cases of COVID-19. (visit the link above for the list of exceptions)
- Face coverings are required wherever social distancing is not feasible:
- Inside commercial entities or other buildings or space open to the public
- Outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not feasible
- Violations (enforced by police department, code officers and health inspectors):
- First time: written or verbal warning
- Second time and on: punishable by fine not to exceed $250 per violation
- The executive order prohibits anyone being confined to jail for violation