March 22, 2020
Amended order of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins requiring sheltering in place
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins amended his order today that was originally issued on March 12. The revised order includes a "shelter in place" order for Dallas County.
"This Order requires all individuals anywhere in Dallas County to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. This Order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020..."
A Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency was originally issued on March 12, 2020, due to a novel coronavirus now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19. On March 16, the order was amended to prohibit gatherings of more than 50 and limiting restaurants to take out, delivery or drive-though services. On March 18, the order was amended to prohibit social gatherings of 10 persons or more anywhere in Dallas County. On March 22, the order was amended once again.
Although outdoor activities are permitted, a six foot distance is required.
Stay home and stay safe.
Please read the full order below for additional details.
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