June 22, 2020

New Dallas County order requires face coverings

On June 19, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order requiring all commercial entities in Dallas County who provide goods or services directly to the public to develop and implement a Health and Safety Policy. The order is in effect until 11:59 p.m., August 4, unless extended.

The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum that:

  • All employees or visitors to the commercial entity's business premises or other facilities wear face coverings in an area, or while performing an activity that will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.

The Health and Safety Policy may also include:

  • Implementation of other mitigating measures designed to control or reduce the transmission of COVID-19, such as temperature checks or health screenings.

Commercial entities must post the Health and Safety Policy in a conspicuous location sufficient to provide notice to employees and visitors of all health and safety requirements. Failure to develop and implement the Health and Safety Policy required by this order within five (5) calendar days following the effective date, may result in a fine not to exceed $500 for each violation.

Judge Jenkins full order can be found here.

Dallas County reporting highest number of cases to date

As of 11 a.m. June 22, DCHHS is reporting 454 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 15,648, including 307 deaths. Three additional deaths are being reported today including:

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

An increasing proportion of COVID-19 cases in Dallas County are being diagnosed in young adults between 18 to 39 years of age. Of all cases reported after June 1, almost half have been in this age group.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Dallas County, visit the Dallas County Health and Human Services website.

Town of Sunnyvale continues budget process

The Town of Sunnyvale is continuing the annual budget process with budget presentations and discussions at the following Town Council meetings:

6/6/20 - Complete

6/8/20 - Complete

6/22/20 at 7 p.m.

7/13/20 at 7 p.m.

7/20/20 (Tentative if needed)

7/27/20 at 7 p.m.

8/6/20 at 7 p.m.

8/24/20 at 7 p.m.

8/27/20 at 7 p.m.

8/28/20 at 9 a.m.

At each meeting, a different facet of the Town's budget is discussed. The formal budget public hearing is set for August 24 with votes on adoption scheduled for August 27 and August 28.

"The budget process actually begins in May, when department leaders submit their budget requests to the budget committee," said Town Manger Susan Guthrie. "As per the Charter, it is the Town Manager's responsibility to submit a budget to the Town Council for approval. We take considerable time to review each fund separately so that there is ample opportunity for input."

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Annual Sunnyfest event cancelled....but stay tuned!

Due to COVID-19, the annual SunnyFest event has taken on a new look. An announcement will be sent to residents next week on the new "remote" celebration.
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