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June 26, 2020

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Governor takes executive action to mitigate spread of COVID-19

On June 26, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Governor Abbott is basing this decision on the increased number of people testing positive for COVID-19, as well as the increase in hospitalizations. Prior to launching the Strike Force to Open Texas, Governor Abbott previously stated that an increase above 10% of the positivity rate would lead to further preventative action.


Governor Abbott's Executive Order includes the following:


  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12 p.m. on June 26. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.


"The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and enhance public health. We want this to be as limited in duration as possible. However, we can only slow the spread if everyone in Texas does their part. Every Texan has a responsibility to themselves and their loved ones to wear a mask, wash their hands, stay six feet apart from others in public, and stay home if they can. I know that our collective action can lead to a reduction in the spread of COVID-19 because we have done it before, and we will do it again.” - Governor Greg Abbott


Click to view the Governor's Executive Order.

Change in traffic pattern due to construction

There will be a temporary change in the traffic pattern on North Collins Road, beginning Tuesday, June 30 due to construction of Collins Road. The three-way stop at the intersection of Collins Road and Tripp Road will remain, however, there will be an additional three-way stop at the intersection of Collins Road and East Tripp Road (by the church). Please exercise caution when traveling through this area.

Dallas County sets another single-day record for new COVID-19 cases

As of 11 a.m., June 26, DCHHS is reporting 496 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 19,034. The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the Town of Sunnyvale is currently 24. Six new cases have been reported in Sunnyvale since June 19.


There have been 344 deaths due to COVID-19 in Dallas County. The 10 additional deaths being reported today include:


  • A man in his 50’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.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital 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.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 60’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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Duncanville. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.


Please continue to be vigilant when you are patronizing businesses. It is important to wear a face covering, maintain a six- foot distance at all times, practice good hand hygiene and avoid unnecessary crowds.
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