Environmental Health Guidance for COVID-19

On March 19, 2020, Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, declared a public health disaster in Texas, because COVID-19 “has created an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people, and creates a substantial risk of public exposure because of the disease’s method of transmission and evidence that there is community spread in Texas.”<!--EndFragment-->  

What does that mean for NET Health permitted establishments.


Limited dining at restaurants will be approved May 1, 2020.  Occupancy is limited to 25% and no groups of more than 6 per table.  

For specific details for the Governors Executive Order provisions.  Go to:  gov.texas.gov  

NET Health permit holders please complete the Pre-Opening Checklist to ensure restaurant readiness.  In this questionnaire you will find links to resources to aid in opening up our communities to sit down dining.  Click Here to download the checklist.

City of Tyler Occupancy Calculator.  City of Tyler Occupancy Load Guide FINAL.pdf





Retail Food Establishments shall operate as instructed because this is an essential function.(Refer to Smith County Order g. Essential Business. iii. vii. xiv.)



Child Care Facilities can remain open and are encouraged to be available to care for children of essential workers.(Refer to Smith County Order g. Essential Business. xxii.)



Public Pools, Spas & PIWF are public, social venues and should remain closed during this time.


For any further inquiries about the Smith County Order, contact 903-590-4605

For any NET Health permit related questions, contact 903-535-0037


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