April 2, 2020
Traffic signal at Collins Road and Tripp Road to be changed to three way stop
In preparation for the roundabout construction, the traffic signal at the intersection of Tripp Road and Collins Road will be changed to a flashing three-way stop on Monday, April 13. Stop signs will also be placed at the intersection.
The transition of the signals to a flashing three-way stop allows the public to become accustomed to the change until the traffic signal is taken out of service on Friday, April 17. In addition, contractors will be placing message boards at the location as a notice to the public.
As of now, a date has not be given to the Town as to when the traffic signal will be permanently
removed from the location. This information will be shared upon receipt.
Dallas County reporting 100 new positive cases for the second consecutive day
As of 10 a.m. April 2, DCHHS is reporting 100 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 831. The 16th and 17th deaths from COVID-19 are being reported, including a woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility, and a woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. These individuals had been critically ill in area hospitals. Of cases requiring hospitalization, over three-quarters (77%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been a chronic high-risk condition reported in over a quarter (28%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans
On March 26, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order that states:
"Every person who enters the State of Texas as the final destination through an airport, from a point of origin or point of last departure in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or the City of New Orleans, or in any other state or city as may be proclaimed hereafter, shall be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Texas or the duration of the person’s presence in Texas, whichever is shorter.
Details on this Executive Order can be viewed here.
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Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund established
On April 2, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and the Communities Foundation of Texas announced the creation of the Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund was established to provide Dallas County front-line responders with the resources necessary to directly combat the spread of COVID-19. Contributions to the Fund will go directly to the front lines in Dallas County.
“The fight against the spread of COVID-19 can only be won if we protect our front-line responders including police, fire, EMS, and health care workers,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “The Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund will support those on the front lines by providing them with critically needed resources that will keep them protected.... ”
To learn more about the Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund or to make a donation, click here.
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