Town of Sunnyvale * March 13, 2020

Mayor issues order prohibiting large gatherings

The Town of Sunnyvale Mayor, Saji George, signed an emergency order prohibiting large gatherings of more than 500 people in the Town of Sunnyvale beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 until March 20, 2020. This action was taken in conjunction with a similar action by Dallas County, the City of Dallas and several other Dallas County Cities. This order may be extended by the Town Council if needed.

The action came after five cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Dallas County this week. The intent of this order is to slow the spread of the disease. Read the order here: EMERGENCY ORDER

"The health and safety of our community is my utmost priority," said Mayor Saji George. "By limiting large gatherings, we may slow the spread of the virus and that is paramount."

The order also strongly recommends canceling, rescheduling, or not attending events with more than 250 persons. Mayor George along with the Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Health Authority strongly urge organizations that serve high-risk populations to cancel gatherings of more than 10 people. These recommendations are based on the social distancing practices attached to this Order as well as the Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"). Mayor George and the Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Health Authority urges people to not attend non-essential gatherings during the duration of this Order in order to help slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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