March 26, 2020
Dallas County sees increase in positive cases
With more testing now available there has been an increase of positive COVID-19 cases. On March 25, Dallas County reported 78 new cases. Today, 56 new cases were identified, bringing the total number of cases in Dallas County to 303. The importance of practicing social distancing has become critical to protect those within our community.
Shelter-in-place orders, like Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued on March 22, are now being imitated in neighboring counties in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
If you must leave home, please make sure you are abiding by Judge Jenkins' order.
Town playgrounds close in an effort to slow COVID-19 spread
Due to the increase in Dallas County COVID-19 cases, the Town of Sunnyvale has made the decision to close all Town park playgrounds, basketball courts and outdoor seating areas until further notice.
The health and safety of those within our community is of utmost importance, as are implementing preventative measures to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.
While areas of Town parks are closed, it is still encouraged that you engage in outdoor activities in and around your neighborhood. Town trails and green spaces remain open; however, the order requires social distancing while using these spaces.
Outdoor activity ideas:
- Fly a kite
- Blow bubbles
- Scavenger hunt
- Sidewalk chalk art
- Take a walk
- Ride bikes
Relief for small businesses available
House Bill 6074, passed by Congress, has been signed into law by the President. It will provide $20 million to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster relief. SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economical damage caused by a declared disaster.
SBA has granted Texas' Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance declaration, making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by COVID-19.
Small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit the SBA's website.
For additional information on Texas business-related COVID-19 resources, including required documentation for the SBA Loan process, click here.
Restaurants open in the Sunnyvale area
The Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce was kind enough to gather information from various restaurants in and around Town (hours, methods of service, etc.) and compile it for your convenience.
To keep this information up-to-date, the Chamber is asking that if you are aware of any changes, to please email those to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce!
Click here to register for more information from the Town of Sunnyvale.