Brenham City Hall has temporarily been closed after several new cases of COVID-19 were reported in employees in recent days.

City Manager James Fisher said over the last week, three employees within the building have tested positive for the coronavirus.  He said he is not certain how long the closure of City Hall will last at this point, but expects it to be at least a week to two weeks.

The recent increase in cases has also prompted the city to require its employees to wear face masks while working in public or while in public spaces at city offices.

Fisher also said the city has asked its employees to work virtually whenever possible, while city boards are being asked to meet virtually.  The city council will meet in person Thursday, but Fisher said discussion will be held on whether the council needs to go back to meeting virtually again.

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  1. This City functions quiet well despite the weakest leadership ive ever seen in a husteling busteling environment. Given Any opprtunity to shut down operations and they will do it! Its amateur management practices, someone thinks theyll reduce payroll costs by operating part time and cutting staff….i think if they are going to pay themselves to stay home at the leadership level then they need to stop spending our money on rediculous projects…..look at our wonderful library that no one can access, i imagi e the doors alwaysopen at city court where you pay traffic tickets….i could just go on and on..We need business professionals to run this city….

  2. I am not surprised by this at all. It was probably the BPD Officer not wearing a mask at the front door demanding everyone going in to wear a mask and you go inside and the city employee’s aren’t wearing mask either. .They are part of the problem lead by example.

  3. Thank you to City Manager James Fisher and all involved in closing City Hall. Thank you for taking the health & welfare of your employees into consideration.
    Also, to Erick, I’m sure you’d feel differently if you or someone in your family contracts this horrible virus. I pray that doesn’t happen.

  4. If someone would have told me that our country, our county, our town, was this weak and would fall apart this easily I would have called you a liar. It’s sad that it has been torn apart and divided in just a matter of months.

  5. The ones wearing there mask and social distancing aren’t the reason for businesses having to shut down or cut back. The ones in our county and around the world that think like Erick are the reason for the shut down and cut backs because they continue to walk around disrespecting us by being (A) symptomatic spreading this deadly virus knowing or unknowingly. This should be called murder because our neighbors are dying an being hospitalized (healthy or not) because of the stupidity of the unconcerned

  6. With normal situation, “my body, my choice” works fine for everyone. Darwin process will take place. The simple masks we have access to, only protect others from yourself (should you to have covid19, knowingly or not). So normal doesn’t apply here. Why is it that we are facing a downfall when the only thing required is for you to care for others. We will all less likely to catch it if we all don’t spread it.
    If everyone wear masks, we can safely reopen. Read, educate yourself, look at other countries that are doing it right.

  7. I just want to say thank you to everyone that has taken it upon themselves to report company/business cases of Covid-19. You have helped share some insight of the current spread of Covid-19 in our county. It would be nice if Washington County officials shared an update like Brazos County does on KBTX. So thank you to those who are reporting your cases to KWHI and thank you to KWHI for making us aware. Everyone please stay safe and take the proper precautions, we’ve got a long way to go before things get better.

  8. I am embarrassed by the response from our city leadership. I handle my organizations COVID response and have dealt with positive cases. If this were handled well, anyone who had direct contact with these positive employees would be notified and asked to self quarantine with pay, the areas of the building where the positive cases had been including restrooms and breakrooms would be professionally cleaned and sanitized by a company trained to do this type of work, and all employees would be following CDC guidelines by wearing masks at work, limiting the size of people in various rooms, communal food would be prohibited, social distancing should be enforced, and all of the other guidelines and safeguards that should be done. The fact they cannot tell you how long city hall will be shut down, did not already have employees who could work virtually doing so, and were not already requiring masks at work just shows a lack of foresight and preparedness.

    1. Yep, they are doing all of that at City Hall. Guess you should learn the facts first.

  9. Oh no! It’s almost as if we knew this would happen if we were to open up and return to normalcy. The people pulling the strings in our local government and school system are incompetent. We dismissed actual data for ones feeling. We need to return to being on a lockdown. We never left the 1st wave of COVID because we opened too soon. Then we have residents here who won’t wear a mask and get all of their information from Facebook and believe it to be real. Just look at actual facts and evidence shown. How did many other countries handle this so well? Forget your stupid rights talk for one second and just do the right thing. We have rights, more than other countries and somehow you have proven you can’t handle it. We are on track to catch New Jersey in cases within 7-10 when we left lockdown we were mid tier with case numbers. Now we are about to be top 3. That’s not a good statistic to have. Then we have hospitals in major cities here running at full capacity. Wake the hell up!

    1. “Why do I have to stay home just because 𝘆𝗼𝘂 are scared? How about 𝘆𝗼𝘂 stay home….𝘆𝗼𝘂 stay in 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 house indefinitely, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 wear a mask, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 socially distance yourself from me, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 avoid restaurants, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 avoid baseball games, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 stay off the roads, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 avoid malls and beaches and parks, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 believe the made up death numbers, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 believe the media hype, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 get your toxic vaccine while avoiding vitamin C, sunshine and the things God gave us to actually heal,
      I’m done playing 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 dumb game. We are not “all in this together.” I’m not wearing 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 dumb tin foil hat anymore. I’m no longer going to be a prisoner of your fear. I’m no longer staying in my house or catering to 𝘆𝗼𝘂 because 𝘆𝗼𝘂 are scared. I’m not wearing a mask and I’m not staying 6 feet away from you anymore because I’m not afraid of you. You are not my enemy and if I get sick, it’s not because of 𝘆𝗼𝘂, it’s because of me and my system, which not only have I been addressing for quite some time, but I also know how to treat if I get sick.
      This virus (or whatever it is) is already circulating. Millions of people have already encountered it, as it’s been circulating around the world probably since last September. You WILL have to confront this thing, if you haven’t already. There is no way around it, unless you lock yourself up in your house and it somehow doesn’t manage to hop on some mail or some groceries that you ordered online.
      𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 fear is not an excuse to destroy America. 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 fear is not my fear and your fear does not have the right to interfere with my life, my job, my income or my future as a free American citizen. So if you’re scared, you can just put your tin foil hat on, or even wrap foil all around your whole body – or around your whole house if you wish – but please keep your fear contained to your little corner of the world and don’t contaminate me or my family or my Country.” 🇺🇸

      1. I totally agree with you Eric, this Covid 19 is the biggest load of BS in my lifetime. My brother recently died from a heart attack while in a nursing home. He was tested for Covid 19 numerous times and the results were negative every time. He had diabetes and was in and out of several hospitals over the last 5 months of his life. None of his family could go and visit him except his wife. She was allowed to visit the last 2 weeks of his life while in the hospital before going into the nursing home. Once he was put into the nursing home no one could visit him at all. Our family was robbed of being able to be there for him, for what a BS flu like virus that soap and water kills. Here is the kicker we found out they claimed he had Covid while in the hospital even though he tested negative every time. For each case of Covid the hospitals receive up to $52,000 from the government. It’s all about the money in the end. We are giving away our rights this is nothing more than a globalist play to destroy America and all other Countries sovereignty. This is a plandemic instead of pandemic orchestrated to usher in one world government. The mask is just a conditioning and control mechanism. Unless you use N 95 mask it does no good, the particles pass right through the mask. This virus isn’t airborne anyways you are being played wake up America before it’s too late!!

    2. Glad you have enough money stashed away and supplies with you down in your bunker to make it through another “lockdown.” The rest of us out in the real world need the economy to keep functioning. When it comes to a mask…
      My body, my choice… or does that only apply to specific issues?

      1. You do realize that if it’s “your body your choice” that also applies to…wearing seatbelts, entering a business wearing shoes, entering a business wearing a shirt. You can’t pick and choose because of your political beliefs.

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