Dallas County Orders and COVID-19 NEWS RELEASES

 June 19         Dallas County COVID-19 Executive Order directing businesses to wear masks and take other precautions             https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/business-resources/orders/Proposed-SupplementalOrderonContinuingRequirements-06.19.20.pdf


June 15City of Dallas Eviction Ordinance (Expires June 15th)

Even though this is a City of Dallas Eviction Ordinance, Judge Jenkins feels that it is a good ordinance that can be adopted by the cities of Dallas County to offer protections to their residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic once the County’s order expires on June 15th. Judge Jenkins has provided copies of this ordinance to the Mayors of the cities of Dallas County and provided them with a form to assist their adoption of this ordinance. Here are links to both:

City of Dallas Eviction Ordinance is considered by Judge Jenkins as a model for other cities in the County:  https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17221/City-of-Dallas-Eviction-Ordinance-04222020 
COVID-19 Notice of Possible Eviction (template for use by cities in Dallas County: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17225/COVID-Notice-of-Possible-Eviction

June 5

Supplemental Order on Requirements for Food Processing Plants After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on June 5, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 17, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.


June 5

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on June 5, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 17, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

Click here to read the full order.


June 5

Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on June 5, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 17, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.


May 20

Supplemental Order on Requirements for Food Processing Plants After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.


May 20

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

Click here to read the full order.


May 20

Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.


May 15

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.


May 15

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

Click here to read the full order.


May 15

Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.


May 8

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

Effective as of 1:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.

Orden suplementaria sobre servicios reabiertos y plantas de procesamiento de alimentos

En vigencia a partir de las 1:00 p.m. el 8 de mayo de 2020 y continuando hasta las 11:59 p.m. el 15 de mayo de 2020.

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May 8

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 1:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

Click here to read the full order.

Orden modificada: Instalaciones de atención a largo plazo

Esta orden entrará en vigencia a partir de la 1:00 p.m. el 8 de mayo de 2020 y continuando hasta las 11:59 p.m. el 15 de mayo de 2020, o hasta que sea revocado, reemplazado o modificado de conformidad con la ley aplicable.

Haga clic aquí para leer el pedido completo.


May 8

Letter to Law Offices

Based on the Governor’s Orders, I have concluded that law offices may not open yet. My analysis follows. Law Offices are not among those listed for Reopened Services in Executive Order GA-18. Those services are limited to:

  • Retail services
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theaters
  • Shopping malls
  • Museums and libraries
  • Services provided by an individual working alone in an office
  • Golf courses
  • Local government operations

Click here to read the full letter.


May 4

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

Effective as of 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

  1. “Reopened Services” may operate in Dallas County in compliance with this Order.
  2. Reopened Services must comply Minimum Standard Health Protocols, in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, issued April 27, 2020. For clarity, to the extent the Governor’s Minimum Standard Health Protocols are recommendations, the Health Protocols are adopted as mandatory rules in Dallas County.

Click here to read the full supplemental order.

Orden suplementaria sobre servicios reabiertos y plantas de procesamiento de alimentos

En vigencia a partir de las 5:00 p.m. el 4 de mayo de 2020 y continuando hasta las 11:59 p.m. el 15 de mayo de 2020.

  1. “Los “Servicios Reabiertos” pueden operar en el Condado de Dallas de conformidad con esta Orden.
  2. Los Servicios Reabiertos deben cumplir con los Protocolos mínimos de salud estándar, en The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, emitido el 27 de abril de 2020. Para mayor claridad, en la medida en que los Protocolos mínimos de salud estándar del gobernador son recomendaciones, los Protocolos de salud se adoptan como reglas obligatorias en el condado de Dallas.

Haga clic aquí para leer el pedido complementario completo.

Governor Open Texas Report

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, the following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all individuals in Texas. These minimum health protocols are not a limit on the health protocols that individuals may adopt. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans.

Click here to read the full report.

Orders Issued in April 2020

April 23

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

The Order makes the following change:

  • Currently, LTCF that have confirmed cases of coronavirus cannot accept new patients unless certain conditions are met. The revised Order allows LTCFs to accept a new patient if that patient is being transferred from a facility closed by the State.
  • Revises social distancing guidelines.

Click here to read the full order.


April 23

Rules for Reopened Services

Click here to read the full rules.

Reglas para servicios reabiertos

Haga clic aquí para ver las reglas.


April 23

Amended Order: Safer at Home

Effective as of Noon on April 23, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

Summary of changes:

  • Extends the Order until May 15, 2020
  • Removes elective surgery language to be consistent with the Governor’s Order
  • Adds language on “Reopened Services” to be consistent with the Governor’s Order and includes visiting “reopened services” as an allowable activity under the relevant sections of our Order
    • The social distancing and hygiene requirements for Reopened Services were issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (attached) and this Order incorporates the State’s requirements
  • Updates language on religious and worship services to be consistent with the Governor’s Order
  • Allows auto dealers showrooms to be open
  • Requires schools to be closed for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year to be consistent with the Governor’s Order
  • Exempts CARE Act Payments from garnishment, except for garnishment for child support payments

Click here to read the full order.

Orden modificada: MÁS SEGURO EN CASA

En vigencia a partir de las 12 p.m. del 23 de abril de 2020 y continuar hasta las 11:59 p.m. en 15 de mayo de 2020.

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April 18

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on April 18, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

Updates:

  1. Language clarifying that the Order applied to Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Nursing Homes
  2. Language clarifying that if a resident is transferred from a LTCF to a hospital to receive care, the resident can be transferred back to the LTCF
  3. Allows facilities to accept new admissions if the Facility goes 30 consecutive days without a resident or staffer testing positive for COVID-19
  4. Allows the Dallas County Health Authority to designate a COVID-19 LTCF to receive recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals

Click here to view the full order.


April 18

Amended Order: Safer At Home

Effective as of 3:00 p.m. on April 18, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.

Update:  

  1. The order is updated to mirror the cloth covering enforcement language from the Commission’s Court Order Regarding Craft Stores and Facial Covering. No substantive changes were made to the Order.

Click here to view the full order.


April 17

Amended Order

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.

The changes include:

  1. Allows stores that sell fabric to operate for the sole purpose of selling school supplies and fabric and other supplies needed to make cloth coverings and masks (page 6)
  2. Adds language stating that the failure to wear a cloth covering cannot result in any civil or criminal fines or penalties (page 8)

Click here to view the full order.


April 17

Judge Jenkins’ Statement on Reopening the Economy

“I believe we- local, state, and federal officials- can work together to protect public health and carefully open the economy. We must be fully committed to following the science so we minimize the risk of a second wave of COVID19 that could force us backwards. We must listen to our constituents including those voices too often ignored but critical to this response. This includes among others: voices for workplace safety and fair treatment, communities of color who are bearing a disproportionate share of the pain of this pandemic and small business entrepreneurs who create half the jobs in Texas..."

Click here to view the full statement.


April 17

Amended Order

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.

The changes include:

  1. Allows stores that sell fabric to operate for the sole purpose of selling school supplies and fabric and other supplies needed to make cloth coverings and masks (page 6)
  2. Adds language stating that the failure to wear a cloth covering cannot result in any civil or criminal fines or penalties (page 8)

Click here to view the full order.


April 17

Judge Jenkins’ Statement on Reopening the Economy

“I believe we- local, state, and federal officials- can work together to protect public health and carefully open the economy. We must be fully committed to following the science so we minimize the risk of a second wave of COVID19 that could force us backwards. We must listen to our constituents including those voices too often ignored but critical to this response. This includes among others: voices for workplace safety and fair treatment, communities of color who are bearing a disproportionate share of the pain of this pandemic and small business entrepreneurs who create half the jobs in Texas..."

Click here to view the full statement.


April 15

Cloth Face Coverings - Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides public health information on how members of the general public can safely use cloth face coverings when they need to leave their home for a short period of time to obtain essential goods or services. Members of the general public should use a clean face covering anytime they will be in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces. It is important to note that face coverings are not a substitute for always practicing physical distancing and frequent handwashing.

Click here to view the full FAQ.

Preguntas frecuentes: Cubiertas faciales de tela

Este documento proporciona información de salud pública sobre cómo los miembros del público en general pueden usar de manera segura cubiertas de tela para la cara cuando necesitan salir de su hogar por un corto período de tiempo para obtener bienes o servicios esenciales. Los miembros del público en general deben usar una cubierta de tela cada vez que estén en contacto con otras personas que no son miembros del hogar en espacios públicos o privados. Es importante tener en cuenta que las cubiertas faciales no son un sustituto para practicar siempre el distanciamiento físico y el lavado frecuente de manos.

Haga clic aquí para leer las preguntas frecuentes completas.


April 15

Amended Order:  Summary of Changes (Covering of Nose and Mouth)
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

Effective as of 1:00 p.m. on April 16, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020:

Covering of Nose and Mouth: Because an infected person can transmit the COVID-19 virus to others before showing any symptoms, the covering of a person’s nose and mouth is necessary to help slow the spread of the virus. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020, to the greatest extent possible all persons over the age of two (2) shall wear some form of covering over their nose and mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief, when patronizing an Essential Business or using public transportation pursuant to the rules outlined in Exhibit G. Parents and Guardians of children under 10 shall be responsible for appropriately masking children pursuant to this Order. To the greatest extent possible, all non-medical employees who work at an Essential Businesses or perform services that are exempt under this Order must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths while performing their work. An owner or operator of an Essential Business may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear face covering. Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for maintaining 6-feet social distancing and hand washing, as these remain important steps to slowing the spread of the virus.

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EXPOSICIÓN G
Orientación para cubrir la nariz y la boca

Un porcentaje significativo de individuos con el virus COVID-19 carece de síntomas. Debido a que una persona infectada puede transmitir el virus a otros antes de mostrar cualquier síntoma, es necesario cubrir la nariz y la boca de una persona cuando visita un Negocio Esencial para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19. Esto es consistente con los hallazgos de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedad y la Autoridad de Salud del Condado de Dallas.

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April 8

Amended Order
Updates:

  1. Places restrictions on short-term rentals
  2. Prohibits door-to-door solicitation

Click here to view the full order.


April 7

Amended Order: Regarding Long Term Care Facilities
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. This Order shall be in effect beginning at 6:30 p.m. on April 7, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

Click here to view the full order.


April 6

Amended Order: Summary of Changes (to date)

  1. Adds Rules for Financial Institutions and Realtors
    1. Establishes rules for financial institutions and realtors to follow when conducting business in Dallas County, including safety standards.
  2. Adds Rules for Common Carriers, Delivery Services, and Related Companies
    1. Establishes safety rules for common carriers, motor carriers, private carriers, shippers, delivery services, moving companies and contract carriers that load or unload cargo, supplies, equipment or goods at any point located in Dallas County.

Click here to view the full summary.


April 6

Amended Order
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020:
    1. All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
    2. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations as defined in Section 2. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Rules attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
    3. Employees of Essential Businesses, whose physical presence at the workplace is not essential to operations, are directed to use telecommuting to the fullest extent possible.
    4. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
    5. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

Click here to read the full order.


April 3

Order: Continuance of Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

This Continuance of Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency affirms the activation of the Dallas County Emergency Management Plan and extends the Declaration of Local Disaster until 11:49pm on May 20, 2020 unless rescinded by order of the Commissioners Court.

Click here to read the full order.


April 3

Amended Order: Safer At Home
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:10 a.m. on April 3, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020:
    1. All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
    2. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations as defined in Section 2. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Rules attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
    3. Employees of Essential Businesses, whose physical presence at the workplace is not essential to operations, are directed to use telecommuting to the fullest extent possible.
    4. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
    5. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

Click here to read the full order.

Orden Enmendada
BAJO LA AUTORIDAD DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE TEXAS SECCIÓN 418.108, JUEZ DEL CONDADO DE DALLAS CLAY JENKINS ORDENA:

  1. En vigencia a partir de las 11:59 p.m. del 3 de abril de 2020 y continuar hasta las 11:59 p.m. en 30 de abril de 2020:
    1. Todas las personas que viven actualmente en el condado de Dallas tienen la orden de refugiarse en su lugar de residencia. Para los propósitos de esta Orden, las residencias incluyen hoteles, moteles, alquileres compartidos e instalaciones similares. En la medida en que las personas utilicen espacios compartidos o al aire libre, deben mantener en todo momento lo más razonablemente posible distanciamiento social de al menos seis pies de cualquier otra persona cuando estén fuera de su residencia. Todas las personas pueden abandonar sus residencias solo para Actividades Esenciales, o para proporcionar o realizar Funciones Gubernamentales Esenciales, o para operar Negocios Esenciales, todo como se define en la Sección 2.
    2. Todos los negocios que operan dentro del Condado de Dallas, excepto los Negocios Esenciales como se define a continuación en la Sección 2, deben cesar todas las actividades en las instalaciones ubicadas dentro del Condado. Para mayor claridad, las empresas pueden continuar las operaciones que consisten exclusivamente en empleados o contratistas que realizan actividades en sus propias residencias (es decir, trabajan desde casa). En la mayor medida posible, todos los Negocio Esenciales deberán seguir las Recomendaciones de Distanciamiento Social adjuntas, incluido el mantenimiento de distancia social de seis pies para los empleados y el público en general.
    3. Los empleados de negocios esenciales, cuya presencia física en el lugar de trabajo no es esencial para las operaciones, deben utilizar el teletrabajo en la mayor medida posible.
    4. Se prohíben todas las reuniones públicas o privadas de cualquier número de personas que ocurran fuera de un solo hogar o unidad de vivienda, excepto que se estipule lo contrario en el presente. Nada en esta Orden prohíbe la reunión de miembros de un hogar o unidad de vivienda.
    5. Todos los procedimientos electivos médicos, quirúrgicos y dentales están prohibidos en cualquier parte del condado de Dallas. Los hospitales, los centros de cirugía ambulatoria, los consultorios dentales y otras instalaciones médicas deben identificar los procedimientos que se consideran "electivos" mediante la evaluación de qué procedimientos pueden posponerse o cancelarse basado en el riesgo del paciente, teniendo en cuenta la urgente necesidad de re direccionar los recursos a los esfuerzos de COVID-19.

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April 2

Rules for Manufacturers and Distributors

This document provides guidance for persons and business associated with the building and construction industries and trades on the meaning and application of Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on April 02, 2020 (the “Order”).

Click here to read the full rules.

Reglas para fabricantes y distribuidores

Este documento proporciona orientación para personas y empresas asociadas con las industrias y comercios de fabricación y distribución sobre el significado y la aplicación de la Orden emitida por el juez del condado de Dallas Clay Jenkins el 2 de abril de 2020 (la "Orden").

Haga clic aquí para ver las reglas.


April 2

Amended Order: Summary of Changes (to date)

  1. Adds safety rules for manufacturers and distributors
  2. Caps late fees for rent at $15/month
  3. Requires employees of essential businesses to telecommute when possible
  4. Prohibits employers from requiring negative COVID test of physician note before recovered employee can go back to work
    1. This provision is to prevent placing an additional burden on healthcare systems
  5. Clarifies that limits on purchases of toilet paper and other essential items do not apply to Essential Businesses and Government Offices

Click here to view the full summary.


April 2

Amended Order
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020:
    1. All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
    2. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations as defined in Section 2. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Rules attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
    3. Employees of Essential Businesses, whose physical presence at the workplace is not essential to operations, are directed to use telecommuting to the fullest extent possible.
    4. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
    5. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

Click here to read the full order.


April 1

Amended Order - Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. This Order shall be in effect beginning at 2:00 p.m. on April 1, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.
  2. This Order applies to all Long-Term Care Facilities (“LTCFs”) in Dallas County, Texas.

Click here to read the full order.


Orders Issued in March 2020

March 31

Order - Allowing Donations
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Dallas County departments in possession of unused or unneeded medical equipment and supplies shall provide the unused or unneeded medical equipment and supplies to nursing homes, long term care facilities, organizations serving homeless individuals, and hospitals in Dallas County.
  2. This EXECUTIVE ORDER does not require Dallas County and its departments to provide medical equipment and supplies that are needed for Dallas County’s ongoing operations.
  3. This EXECUTIVE ORDER does include any medical equipment and supplies that may be expired per their packaging or manufacturer instructions.
  4. Pursuant to Texas Local Government Code § 81.032, the Commissioners Court can accept donations of property, as such, any Dallas County department that receives a donation of medical supplies or equipment is ordered to immediately notify the Dallas County Emergency Operations Center.

Click here to read the full order.


March 31

Amended Order
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020:
    1. All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
    2. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations as defined in Section 2. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Rules attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
    3. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
    4. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

Click here to read the full order.


March 31

Rules for the Construction Industry - Frequently Asked Questions
Reglas para la industria de construcción - Preguntas frecuentes


March 29

Order - Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. This Order shall be in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2020 and until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.
  2. This Order applies to all Long-Term Care Facilities (“LTCFs”) in Dallas County, Texas.

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March 29

Order - Rules for the Construction Industry

This document provides guidance for persons and business associated with the building and construction industries and trades on the meaning and application of Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on March 29, 2020 (the “Order”).

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Orden - Reglas para la industria de construcción

Este documento proporciona orientación para las personas y empresas asociadas con las industrias de la construcción y el comercio sobre el significado y la aplicación de la Orden emitida por el juez del condado de Dallas Clay Jenkins el 29 de marzo de 2020 (la "Orden").

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March 29

Amended Order: Summary of Changes (to date)

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March 29

Amended Order - Stay Home Stay Safe
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020:
    1. All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
    2. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations as defined in Section 2. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Rules attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
    3. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
    4. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

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Orden Enmendada - Quédate en Casa Quédate a Salvo
BAJO LA AUTORIDAD DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE TEXAS SECCIÓN 418.108, JUEZ DEL CONDADO DE DALLAS CLAY JENKINS ORDENA:

  1. En vigencia a partir de las 11:59pm del 29 de marzo de 2020 y continuar hasta las 11:59 p.m. en 3 de abril de 2020:
    1. Todas las personas que viven actualmente en el condado de Dallas tienen la orden de refugiarse en su lugar de residencia. Para los propósitos de esta Orden, las residencias incluyen hoteles, moteles, alquileres compartidos e instalaciones similares. En la medida en que las personas utilicen espacios compartidos o al aire libre, deben mantener en todo momento razonablemente posible distanciamiento social de al menos seis pies de cualquier otra persona cuando estén fuera de su residencia. Todas las personas pueden abandonar sus residencias solo para Actividades Esenciales, o para proporcionar o realizar Funciones Gubernamentales Esenciales, o para operar Negocios Esenciales, todo como se define en la Sección 2.
    2. Todos los negocios que operen dentro del Condado de Dallas, excepto los Negocios Esenciales como se define a continuación en la Sección 2, deben cesar todas las actividades en las instalaciones ubicadas dentro del Condado. Para mayor claridad, las empresas pueden continuar las operaciones que consisten exclusivamente en empleados o contratistas que realizan actividades en sus propias residencias (es decir, trabajan desde casa). En la mayor medida posible, todos los Negocio Esenciales deberán seguir las Recomendaciones de Distanciamiento Social adjuntas, incluido el mantenimiento de distancia social de seis pies para los empleados y el público en general.
    3. Se prohíben todas las reuniones públicas o privadas de cualquier número de personas que ocurran fuera de un solo hogar o unidad de vivienda, excepto que se estipule lo contrario en el presente. Nada en esta Orden prohíbe la reunión de miembros de un hogar o unidad de vivienda.
    4. Todos los procedimientos electivos médicos, quirúrgicos y dentales están prohibidos en cualquier parte del condado de Dallas. Los hospitales, los centros de cirugía ambulatoria, los consultorios dentales y otras instalaciones médicas deben identificar los procedimientos que se consideran "electivos" mediante la evaluación de qué procedimientos pueden posponerse o cancelarse basado en el riesgo del paciente, teniendo en cuenta la urgente necesidad de redireccionar los recursos a los esfuerzos contra el COVID-19.

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March 24

Amended Order - Stay Home Stay Safe - FINAL ORDER
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 9:00 p.m. on March 24, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020:
    1. All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
    2. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
    3. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
    4. Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law.
    5. Religious and worship services may only be provided by video and teleconference. Religious institutions must limit in-person staff to ten (10) people or less when preparing for or conducting video or teleconference services, and all individuals must follow the Social Distancing Guidelines including the six feet social distancing.
    6. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

Orden Enmendada - Quédate en Casa Quédate a Salvo - ORDEN FINAL
BAJO LA AUTORIDAD DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE TEXAS SECCIÓN 418.108, JUEZ DEL CONDADO DE DALLAS CLAY JENKINS ORDENA:

  1. En vigencia a partir de las 9pm del 24 de marzo de 2020 y continuar hasta las 11:59 p.m. en 3 de abril de 2020:
    1. Todas las personas que viven actualmente en el condado de Dallas tienen la orden de refugiarse en su lugar de residencia. Para los propósitos de esta Orden, las residencias incluyen hoteles, moteles, alquileres compartidos e instalaciones similares. En la medida en que las personas utilicen espacios compartidos o al aire libre, deben mantener en todo momento razonablemente posible distanciamiento social de al menos seis pies de cualquier otra persona cuando estén fuera de su residencia. Todas las personas pueden abandonar sus residencias solo para Actividades Esenciales, o para proporcionar o realizar Funciones Gubernamentales Esenciales, o para operar Negocios Esenciales, todo como se define en la Sección 2.
    2. Todos los negocios que operen dentro del Condado de Dallas, excepto los Negocios Esenciales como se define a continuación en la Sección 2, deben cesar todas las actividades en las instalaciones ubicadas dentro del Condado. Para mayor claridad, las empresas pueden continuar las operaciones que consisten exclusivamente en empleados o contratistas que realizan actividades en sus propias residencias (es decir, trabajan desde casa). En la mayor medida posible, todos los Negocio Esenciales deberán seguir las Recomendaciones de Distanciamiento Social adjuntas, incluido el mantenimiento de distancia social de seis pies para los empleados y el público en general.
    3. Se prohíben todas las reuniones públicas o privadas de cualquier número de personas que ocurran fuera de un solo hogar o unidad de vivienda, excepto que se estipule lo contrario en el presente. Nada en esta Orden prohíbe la reunión de miembros de un hogar o unidad de vivienda.
    4. Los restaurantes con o sin servicio al coche o drive-through y micro cervecerías, micro destilerías o bodegas solo pueden proporcionar servicios para llevar, entrega o drive-through según lo permita la ley.
    5. Los servicios religiosos y de adoración solo se pueden proporcionar por video y teleconferencia. Las instituciones religiosas deben limitar el personal en persona a diez (10) personas o menos cuando se preparan o realizan servicios de video o teleconferencia, y todas las personas deben seguir las Recomendaciones de Distanciamiento Social, incluida la distancia social de seis pies.
    6. Todos los procedimientos electivos médicos, quirúrgicos y dentales están prohibidos en cualquier parte del condado de Dallas. Los hospitales, los centros de cirugía ambulatoria, los consultorios dentales y otras instalaciones médicas deben identificar los procedimientos que se consideran "electivos" mediante la evaluación de qué procedimientos pueden posponerse o cancelarse basado en el riesgo del paciente, teniendo en cuenta la urgente necesidad de redireccionar los recursos a los esfuerzos contra el COVID-19.

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March 23

FAQ: Stay Home Stay Safe
Preguntas Frequentes: Quedate en Casa, Quedate a Salvo


March 21

Amended Order
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 21, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020:
    1. Public or private Recreational Gatherings and Community Gatherings (as defined in Section 3 below) are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County.
    2. Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law.
    3. Bars, lounges, taverns, private clubs, arcades, bowling alleys, theaters, gyms, fitness centers, gymnastics studios, and martial arts studios shall close.
    4. Massage parlors, nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, beauty salons, hair removal services, spas, tattoo and piercing parlors, and all other non-medical, personal care services that cannot be provided while maintaining six feet of distance shall close.
    5. Dallas County Tax Offices and passport offices shall close for in-person services.
    6. All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or cancelled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.

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March 20

Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has included the entire state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration and granted access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which will provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying businesses across the state.

"Small businesses are the foundation of our state’s economy and they need all the help they can get as the ripple effects of COVID-19 impact their everyday operations," said Governor Abbott. "Today’s decision by the U.S. Small Business Administration to make Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to qualifying small businesses across Texas is a vital lifeline for Texas small business owners who are doing their best to adapt to these trying times."

The Governor’s request was driven by COVID-19-related economic losses across Texas related to major event cancellations, loss of walk-in customers, depletion of stock from suppliers, and client cancellations. Governor Abbott also commented on the SBA’s rapid turnaround to a request he made by letter just three days ago.

"The overriding message of this time in history is that we are all in this together," said Governor Abbott. "From people responsibly remaining at home to protect themselves and their communities to the small businesses adapting to serve them, Texans are showing their willingness to serve the greater good and that’s why we’ll overcome this together. That’s what Texans do. We are not only Texas Strong, we are #TexasBizStrong."

Texas small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit www.sba.gov/disaster where they can directly apply for assistance. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility.


March 18

Amended Order: Summary of Changes (to date)

  1. Distinguishes between “Community Gatherings” and “Recreational Gatherings”
    1. Community Gatherings are limited to 50 or fewer people. Community Gatherings are events like weddings, religious services, funerals, and other gatherings that brings together or is likely to bring together 50 or more persons at the same time in a single room or other single confined or enclosed space.
    2. Recreational Gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer people. Recreational Gatherings are indoor or outdoor events that are primarily social or recreational in nature that brings together or is likely to bring together 10 or more persons at the same time in a single room or other single confined or enclosed space. Examples of Recreational Gatherings are parties, backyard barbecues, social events, sporting events, and other gatherings.
  2. Suspends all delivery hour restrictions for transport to or from any entity involved in the selling or distribution of food products, medicine, or medical supplies in Dallas County for the next 60 days.
  3. Advises the Dallas County Justices of the Peace to suspend eviction hearings and writs of possession for at least the next 60 days to prevent renters from being displaced and to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
  4. Closes Dallas County Tax Offices and passport offices for in-person services.
  5. Clarifies that all gyms in Dallas County are to close.
  6. Makes minor changes, such as adds farmers markets to the definition of food suppliers.

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March 18

Amended Order
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and continuing until 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020
    (a) Public or private Recreational Gatherings and Community Gatherings (as defined in Section 3 below) are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County
    (b) Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law,
    (c) Bars, lounges, taverns, private clubs, arcades, and gyms shall close.
    (d) Dallas County Tax Offices and passport offices shall close for in-person services.

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March 16

Final Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020, and continuing until 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020
    (a) public or private Community Gatherings (as defined in Section 3 below) are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County
    (b) Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law,
    (c) Bars, lounges, taverns, or arcades and private clubs shall close.

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March 15

Dallas County Cancels All Jury Trials through May 8, 2020

Dallas County is cancelling all jury trials for Dallas County Criminal Courts, Civil Courts and Justice of the Peace (J.P.) Courts through May 8, 2020. Dallas County citizens summoned to appear at the Frank Crowley Criminal Courthouse, at the George Allen Civil Courthouse, or a J.P. Court prior to May 8, 2020 should not report nor call to reschedule their service.

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March 13

DCHHS 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information and Current Number of Dallas County Cases


March 12

Community Gatherings - Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins

The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, this Order prohibits community gatherings, of 500 persons or more anywhere in Dallas County beginning at 11 a.m. on March 13, 2020, and continuing seven days through 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020, as defined by Section 3 herein.

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March 12

DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, and continuing until 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020, public or private Community Gatherings (as defined in Section 3 below) are prohibited anywhere in Dallas County.
  2. In addition, the Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (“Health Authority”) strongly recommends canceling, rescheduling, or not attending events with more than 250 persons. The Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Health Authority strongly urges 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”). The Office of the Dallas County Judge and the Health Authority urges people to not attend nonessential gatherings during the duration of this Order in order to help slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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NEWS RELEASES AND INFORMATION POSTINGS FROM DALLAS COUNTY:

Follow these links to Dallas County’s archives to view the official documents and press releases relating to the COVID-19 situation. If you desire more information from the County you will need to visit their website. All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found at: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ 


2020 COVID-19 News Releases from Dallas County
June 27Dallas County Reports 561 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 26Dallas County Reports 496 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 25Dallas County Reports 403 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 24Dallas County Reports 391 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 23Dallas County Reports 445 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 22Dallas County Reports 454 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 21Dallas County Reports 408 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 20Dallas County Reports 395 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 19Dallas County Reports 394 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 18Dallas County Reports 392 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 17Dallas County Reports 413 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 16Dallas County Reports 306 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 16Statement from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
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June 15Dallas County Reports 305 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 14Dallas County Reports 302 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 13Dallas County Reports 345 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 12Dallas County Reports 328 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 11Dallas County Reports 312 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 10Dallas County Reports 300 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 9Dallas County Reports 298 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 9DCHHS, Parkland launch new COVID 19 automatic contact tracing system
June 8Dallas County Reports 254 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 7Dallas County Reports 263 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 6Dallas County Reports 289 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 5Dallas County Reports 298 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 4Dallas County Reports 285 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 3Dallas County Reports 239 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 2Dallas County Reports 257 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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June 1Dallas County Reports 228 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 31Dallas County Reports 228 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 30Dallas County Reports 219 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 29Dallas County Reports 200 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 28Dallas County Reports 202 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 27Dallas County Reports 197 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 26Dallas County Reports 190 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 25Dallas County Reports 171 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 24Dallas County Reports 178 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 23Dallas County Reports 172 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 22Dallas County Reports 204 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 21Dallas County Reports 183 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 20Dallas County Reports 186 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 19Dallas County Reports 225 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 18Dallas County Reports 224 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 17Dallas County Reports 205 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 16Dallas County Reports 214 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 15Dallas County Reports 199 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 14Dallas County Reports 235 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 14Walmart Opens Four Additional COVID-19 Testing Location in Dallas County
Walmart abre cuatro sitios adicionales para prueba de COVID-19 en el condado de Dallas
May 13Dallas County Reports 243 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 12Statement from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
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May 12Dallas County Reports 236 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 11Dallas County Reports 253 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 10Dallas County Reports 251 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 9Dallas County Reports 250 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 8Dallas County Reports 249 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 7Walmart Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Location in Dallas County
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May 7Dallas County Reports 251 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 6Dallas County Reports 246 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 5Dallas County Reports 253 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 4Dallas County Reports 237 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 3Dallas County Reports 234 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 2Dallas County Reports 181 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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May 1Dallas County Reports 187 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 30Dallas County Reports 179 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 29Dallas County Reports 112 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 28Dallas County Reports 135 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 27Statement from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
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April 27Dallas County Reports 91 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 26Dallas County Reports 105 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 25Dallas County Reports 75 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 24Dallas County Reports 71 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 23Dallas County Reports 80 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 22Judge Jenkins’ Statement on Elective Procedures
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April 22Dallas County Reports 81 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 21Dallas County Reports 90 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 20Dallas County Reports 84 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 19Dallas County Reports 104 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 18Dallas County Reports 134 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 17Dallas County Reports 124 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 16Dallas County Reports 80 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 15Dallas County Reports 109 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 14Dallas County Reports 89 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 13Dallas County Reports 65 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 12Dallas County Reports 79 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 11Dallas County Reports 107 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 10Dallas County Reports 105 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 9Dallas County Reports 108 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 8Dallas County Reports 63 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 7Dallas County Reports 106 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 6Dallas County Reports 43 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 5Dallas County Reports 97 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 4Dallas County Reports 94 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 3Dallas County Reports 90 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 2Dallas County Reports 100 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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April 2Dallas County Judge and Communities Foundation of Texas Announce Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund
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April 1Dallas County Reports 100 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 31Dallas County Reports 82 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 30Dallas County Reports 61 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 29Dallas County Reports 49 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 28Dallas County Reports 72 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 27Dallas County Reports 64 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 26Dallas County Reports 56 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 25Dallas County Reports 78 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 24Dallas County Reports 14 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 23Dallas County Reports 24 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 22Dallas County Reports 36 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
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March 21Dallas County Reports 21 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa 21 casos adicionales positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 19Dallas County Reports 20 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa 20 casos adicionales positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 18Dallas County Reports 11 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa 11 casos adicionales positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 17Dallas County Reports Nine Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa noveno casos adicionales positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 16Dallas County Reports Five Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa cinco casos adicionales positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 15Dallas County Cancels All Jury Trials through May 8, 2020
El Condado de Dallas cancela todos los juicios con jurados hasta después del 8 de mayo, 2020
March 15Dallas County Reports Three Additional Presumptive Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa de tres casos adicionales presuntamente positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 14Dallas County Reports Two Additional Presumptive Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
El Condado de Dallas informa de dos casos adicionales presuntamente positivos del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 13Dallas County Reports Ninth Presumptive Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case
El Condado de Dallas informa el noveno caso presunto positivo de coronavirus novedoso de 2019 (COVID-19)
March 12Dallas County Cancels Jury Trials for George Allen Civil Courthouse and all Justice of the Peace Courts for 30 Days
El Condado de Dallas cancela juicios con jurados en la cortes civiles de George Allen y todas cortes de Juez de Paz durante 30 días
March 11Dallas County Reports Third Presumptive Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case
El Condado de Dallas informa el tercer caso presuntamente positivo del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 10Dallas County Reports Second Presumptive Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case
El Condado de Dallas informa el segundo caso presuntamente positivo del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 10Dallas County Reports First Presumptive Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case
El Condado de Dallas informa el primer caso presuntamente positivo del nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
March 4Dallas County Health and Human Services Lab First in Texas with Coronavirus Testing Capability

 




April 9: State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report

Test Results

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April 9th: Dallas County News Release on COVID-19

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April 8th: Judge Jenkins Issues Updated COVID-19 Order

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April 8th: Dallas County COVID-19 News Release & Summary of Pandemic Deaths

Dallas County COVID-19 Data: News Release, Summary, Map, Positive Case Race/Ethnicity Background

    

Dallas County has issued several items related to COVID-19 and we are providing you with links to this information followed by an abstract of their news release that is also included in these links.

Dallas County’s April 7th COVID-19 News Release reports 106 new cases in the county.  Click on this link to view 

Every Tuesday and Thursday Dallas County puts out a comprehensive COVID-19 summary which also includes cases by city:  Click here for the most current summary issued April 7, 2020

Dallas County also takes the case numbers and arranges them in a map by zip code. Click here for the April 6th map.

Finally, Dallas County has forwarded a chart showing COVID-19 cases in the county broken down by Race/Ethnicity. This is the first that we’ve seen of this type of breakdown.

Please note, that while we consistently share this County data, some have been using it to come to inaccurate conclusions. We spoke directly to Judge Clay Jenkins and the other key County Officials leading the COVID-19 fight on Monday and informed them that some residents are using the case numbers like scorecards to determine compliance or success of a city.  We were told that going by numbers and city boundaries to judge a city’s compliance or response is totally inaccurate and shows a lack of understanding about how pandemics work. A pandemic knows no geographical boundaries and the situation needs to be viewed in a much broader regional sense. Case numbers will constantly change and shift within a region. Additionally, all of the cities in Dallas County are operating under the same exact orders (Governor’s Orders, County Orders, and identical City Orders) and are taking the same containment and enforcement steps. All encounter the same challenges and limits. The fight is coordinated and uniform.

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You can view Judge Jenkins Amended April 6th COVID-19 Order for Dallas County by clicking the links below:

Amended Order April 6, 2020

Summary of changes 

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Dallas County has issued its COVID-19 News Release for Sunday, April 5th, reporting 97 newly identified cases of Coronavirus within the county.

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Here is the Texas Division of Emergency Management Statewide COVID-19 Summary for April 4th 

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Amended Order of County Judge Jenkins Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities

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Texas Division of Emergency Management State Situation Report 3-25-2020

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Dallas Test Centers Hit Daily Capacity on 3-24-2020 and then closed.

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Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins 3-24-2020

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3-24-2020 Press Release  - Dallas County Reports 14 Additional Positive COVID-19 cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions with amended order - 3-23-2020

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March 23, 2020/Dallas County Reports 24 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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Summary Report of COVID-19 Cases in Dallas County