City of Rockwall Program & Rental Cancellations

March 17, 2020
by Andrew Ainsworth

City of Rockwall

City of Rockwall Cancelling Programs and Rentals

The City of Rockwall will close The Center located at 108 E. Washington Street on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice.  All private rentals at this location are cancelled.  The City proactively cancelled all organized senior programs and other City sponsored activities last week.  The City is also cancelling private rentals at Harry Myers Community Center located at 815 E. Washington Street through March 31st.  Furthermore, new private rental reservations will not be scheduled at this time.  These actions are consistent with health authority recommendations to avoid gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.  The City of Rockwall appreciates your patience during this time.  For questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972-771-7740.

Announcement PDF

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive steps to limit exposure and reduce the risk of transmission:


  • Avoid gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

According to the CDC, reported COVID-19 illnesses have ranged from mild to severe symptoms, including fever, cough and/or shortness, which may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. For more information on COVID 19, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


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