COVID-19 Response:

Our commitment to our merchants, team members, & customers

Galveston is Open for business! And the merchants in the Historic Strand District welcome you to come on downtown, relax, shop, and dine! The fresh gulf breezes of late summer keep the cool air moving through our streets, and the awnings over many of our downtown sidewalks provide a shaded retreat from the Texas sun. We cannot think of a better way to spend the day, the weekend, or an extended visit to our City by the Sea.

Masks are Mandatory in all of our buildings per City Ordinance. This ordinance has been in effect since June 23, and indicates all customers and employees of commercial businesses within the city of Galveston will be required to wear face coverings. The face covering must cover the employee’s and customer’s nose and mouth. In addition, restaurants must adhere to the social distancing guidelines set forth by Governor Abbott and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

The City of Galveston is following the state regulations set forth by the Office of the Governor and has been under a Declaration of a Local State of Disaster related to the emergence of the COVID-19 since March 16. This emergency declaration remains in effect until January 31, 2021.

Our merchants and restaurant owners are concerned about your well being, want you to enjoy your shopping experience, and to feel safe. We are proud of our Downtown merchants for their perseverance during this trying time, and for moving forward to also serve customers virtually, as well as curbside.

What is Social Distancing? Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Read the additional guidelines from the CDC.

Mitchell Historic Properties, along with our Galveston Community, continues to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19. Our priorities have not changed: the health and safety of our merchants, team members, customers, and the care and maintenance of our historic properties in Galveston continue to be our top priorities.

We remain in close and regular contact with local and federal health officials, including the University of Texas Medical Branch, the City of Galveston Government, the Galveston Park Board of Trustees, Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership & others. We encourage you to utilize the links provided below to keep informed of the latest news, and developments within our city.

Along with actively adhering to the protocols provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Mitchell Historic Properties is taking additional steps in our work environment, including social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates. Your safety and well being remain our foremost priority, and we will continue to share updates with you as quickly and transparently as possible.

Thank you for your continued trust and support of Mitchell Historic Properties. We hope that you and your colleagues and families, stay healthy and well during this transitional time to a new normal. We are available to answer your questions via email or phone. Stay well, stay healthy, practice social distancing, wear your mask, wash your hands with soap & water and don’t touch your face.

Joseph B. Rozier
General Manager – Real Estate Operations
Mitchell Historic Properties

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