Taylor has reopened several more parks and recreational facilities as part of a reopening plan.

On Sept. 9, Taylor city officials adopted a new phased-in plan for reopening the city. The plan uses mitigation guidance from the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD).

The color-coded plan has four phases, ranging in severity from uncontrolled to minimal community spread. Each phase lessens restrictions with respect to social gatherings, municipal building openings, public meetings, and indoor and outdoor events. The plan went into effect this past Wednesday.

For the past several months, Taylor has been in what would be considered an orange status, which indicates high community spread with tight restrictions on social gatherings, facility openings, and indoor and outdoor events. On Sept. 8, the city moved to the yellow phase, which allows for a modified opening of the public Library, social gatherings of up to 25 people, and the opening of several park facilities that had previously been closed.

The phase allows for events at city facilities with limited capacity if event organizers submit a safety plan acceptable to city officials and that follows University Interscholastic League rules where applicable.

If after 14 days the city does not continue meeting the mitigation criteria outlined in the plan for the yellow phase, all activities will revert back to the orange phase level.

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