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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 RESOURCES FROM THE DEDC

COVID RESOURCES

Updated listing from the DEDC of restaurants providing take-away or drive-up service during Shelter in Place:

Link to Page One: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/16324/DESOTO-LIST-OF-RESTAURANTS---COVID-19---Updated-April-1-2020_Page_1

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1st: State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report

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You can view the State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report for April 1st Here: /DocumentCenter/View/16313

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1st: Judge Jenkins Issues Revised Order for Long-Term Care Facilities

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You can view the Revised Order for Long-Term Care Facilities issued by Judge Clay Jenkins on April 1st here: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/16320/Dallas-County-LTCF-Order

Here is a summary of Judge Jenkins’s Revised Order on Long...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1st: Dallas County Reports 100 New COVID-19 Cases + Case Map By Zip Code From March 31st

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You can view the Dallas County COVID-19 News Release for April 1st here:/DocumentCenter/View/16311

You can also view a map showing COVID-19 cases by zip code using data from March 31st here: /DocumentCenter/View/16312

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Trash Collection: Working together to keep things safe

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Trash Collection: Working together to keep things safe

To help protect the health and safety of our sanitation waste haulers, all household trash must be placed in bags and properly secured. Please do not dispose of loose trash in your garbage can or place...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Facilities In The Town Center Complex Are Closed To The Public

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As part of a coordinated effort with national, state, county and local partners to combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the City of DeSoto has closed the City Hall Complex to the public until further notice but staff is working intern...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31st: Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order on COVID-19

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You can view Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order on COVID-19 Response issued March 31st here: /DocumentCenter/View/16304

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31st: Dallas County COVID-19 Summary Report

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Here is the Dallas County COVID-19 Summary report issued March 31st: /DocumentCenter/View/16302

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31st: Dallas County News Release on COVID-19

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You can read the Dallas County News Release for March 31st about the COVID-19 Pandemic here: /DocumentCenter/View/16300

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31st: State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report

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You can view the State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report for March 31st here: /DocumentCenter/View/16297

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30th: Mayor McCowan Issues Amended Rules & Order In Fight VS COVID-19

Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan has issued two amended orders and one set of rules on behalf of DeSoto to mirror those just issued by Dallas County in the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  You can view these documents via the follo...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

DESOTO MOVES FORWARD DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Although city hall is closed as a part of the coordinated effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), city government remains working behind the scenes to deliver essential services and to keep DeSoto moving forward.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30th: Dallas County Reports 61 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

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You can read the Dallas County news release for March 30th here: /DocumentCenter/View/16283

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30th: State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report

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The State of Texas Division of Emergency Management has issued a statewide COVID-19 Situation Report for March 30, 2020. 

You can view it on our website: /DocumentCenter/View/16275

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Latest Dallas County COVID-19 Orders

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Judge Clay Jenkins has issued a series of updated orders on behalf of Dallas County and you can view them at the indicated links:

March 29th Dallas County Order:/DocumentCenter/View/16276

March 29th Dallas County Order/Summary of Changes: /DocumentCenter/Vi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Dallas Closing Two COVID-19 Test Centers Monday 3/30 Due To Inclement Weather/Reopening Tuesday

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After consulting with the National Weather Service, the City of Dallas announced that their two Community Based Testing and Collection Sites will be closed on Monday, March 30th, due to potential inclement weather + lightning. They will be open again at 8...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

March 29th Dallas County News Release

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Dallas County Reports 49 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases as of March 29th. You can view their news release here:/DocumentCenter/View/16270

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

March 29th: State of Texas COVID-19 Situation Report

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You can view the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s COVID-19 situation report for Sunday, March 29, 2020, here: /DocumentCenter/View/16268

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

DeSoto's Restaurants Preparing Food Daily For Pick-Up & Delivery

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The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation has compiled a listing of DeSoto restaurants ready to serve you on a pick-up or delivery basis. Please keep them in mind for your daily dining during this difficult period: /DocumentCenter/View/16265

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

March 28th: State of Texas COVID-19 Summary

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Here is the statewide summary for March 28th of the combined efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic: /DocumentCenter/View/16263

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

March 28th: Dallas County News Release on COVID-19

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Dallas County is reporting an additional 72 cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County in its latest News Release. You can view that release here: /DocumentCenter/View/16262

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Map of Positive COVID-19 Cases Based On Dallas County Data

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View a map reflecting COVID-19 Cases in Dallas County as of March 26th at this link: /DocumentCenter/View/16259

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

President Invokes The Defense Production Act Requiring GM To Mass Produce Ventilators

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President Trump has issued a statement about his invoking the Defense Production Act. You can read it here: /DocumentCenter/View/16256

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Governor Abbott Imposes A 14 Day Quarantine On Incoming NYC + NOLA Travelers

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Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York’s Tri-State Area and New Orleans, Louisiana. You can read that proclamation here: /DocumentCenter/View/16247

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27: State of Texas Situation Report on COVID-19

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The State of Texas Division of Emergency Management has issued a statewide summary of efforts to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can view it here: /DocumentCenter/View/16253

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27: Dallas County COVID-19 Case Summary

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Dallas County’s March 27th Summary of cases related to COVID-19 within the County follow this link: /DocumentCenter/View/16252

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27th: Dallas County Reports 64 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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Dallas County has issued its March 27th News Release concerning combined efforts to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can view it here:/DocumentCenter/View/16250

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

March 26: Dallas County Reports 56 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am March 26, 2020, DCHHS is reporting 56 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 303. The seventh death from COVID- 19 is being reported, of a woman in her 90&...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Adversity Generates Opportunity: COVID-19 Creates People Need

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Those needing workers and those seeking work should be aware of these opportunities posted by the State of Texas. www,workintexas.com

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor Announces Approval Of Major Disaster Declaration/ Acts To Boost Hospital Capacity

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We have combined two March 25th news releases from Governor Greg Abbott’s Office and you can view that combined news release here: /DocumentCenter/View/16227

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th COVID-19 Executive Order from Governor Abbott

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On March 24th Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order related to COVID-19. You can view that order here: /DocumentCenter/View/16218

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th: Amended Order of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

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On March 24th Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an amended "Shelter in Place" Order as a part of the coordinated effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. You can view this amended order here: /DocumentCenter/View/16194

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th Dallas County Summary of COVID-19 cases with city by city summary

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Dallas County recently began releasing a summary of COVID-19 cases within the county including a city by city breakdown reported positive cases. We posted their last summary over the weekend and are posting the most current one here today. The County Heal...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Spanish Version of Dallas County "Shelter in Place" Order from March 23: Refugio en orden

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We previously provided our residents with a copy of the amended Shelter in Place order related to COVID-19 from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins along with a list of frequently asked questions. We have also obtained the order and FAQ sheet in Spanish and ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Amended Shelter In Place Order For Dallas County/March 23, 2020

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Here is the amended "Shelter in Place" Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on March 23, 2020. You can view it on our website here: /DocumentCenter/View/16187

Dallas County also issued a "Stay Home Stay Safe" listing of freq...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Dallas COVID-19 testing sites changes criteria/Drop Age Restrictions

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Dallas, Texas – Starting at noon on Monday, March 23, the two COVID-19 testing sites in Dallas are updating criteria and lifting the age restriction to test more North Texans.

Criteria for testing sites is as follows:

• Shortness of breat...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has just issued a "Shelter In Place" Order

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The "Shelter in Place" Order just issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins can be viewed here: /DocumentCenter/View/16171

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Dallas County HHS Overview of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Dallas County has begun compiling a summary of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to provide a countywide overview. Here is a link to their latest summary. /DocumentCenter/View/16168

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

March 22: Dallas County Reports 36 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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 DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am March 22, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 36 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to 131. A second ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

MARCH 21: AMENDED ORDER OF COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has issued his latest Amended Order allowing governments and agencies within the County to take the fight to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can view it here: /DocumentCenter/View/16159

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Focus Daily News Story: DeSoto CLOSING City Hall On Monday

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(From Focus Daily News) DESOTO-As part of a coordinated effort with national, state, county and local partners to combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the DeSoto City Hall Complex will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 2...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

DESOTO CLOSING CITY HALL ON MONDAY (3/23)/ DELIVERING ONLY ESSENTIAL SERVICES:

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DeSoto (March 21, 2020) - As part of a coordinated effort with national, state, county and local partners to combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the DeSoto City Hall Complex will be closed to the public beginning Monday, Mar...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20TH: Governor Relays Good News From SBA For Qualifying Small Businesses Hit By COVID-19

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

March 20, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business A...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

DeSoto Police Building closed to the public

NOTICE OF CLOSURE

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic across the United States the DeSoto Police Department has decided to close the front lobby to the public until further notice.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Message from Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan about DeSoto's efforts to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Good Morning DeSoto! 

Just checking in to reassure you that TEAM DESOTO is continuing to communicate and coordinate with federal, state, county and other local government officials on the COVID 19 Coronavirus crisis. We, like other cities around t...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

DeSoto Counts! 2020 Census Information

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Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone’s help, as results will determine which communities will benefit from hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding over the next decade, impacting areas such as health clinics...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MCCOWAN ON DESOTO’S ACTIONS TO PROTECT RESIDENTS FROM CORONAVIRUS

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Dear Residents of DeSoto:

The City of DeSoto has been in constant contact with our national, state and local partners to share information and closely coordinate efforts to protect our residents from the spread of the Coronavirus. 

The Centers for ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Register Here To Receive CodeRED Emergency Alerts

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 Code Red Weather Warning sends you automated alerts after a severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning, or flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. You must opt in to receive these special alerts. ...
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Posted on: February 26, 2020

CITY OF DESOTO STATEMENT ON COORDINATED EFFORTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS & INFLUENZA

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The City of DeSoto, along with our neighbors from the Best Southwest Partnership Cities of Duncanville, Cedar Hill, and Lancaster are in daily communication concerning public health threats including the Coronavirus and seasonal influenza. Our EMS Chiefs ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

DESOTO PICKS BRANDON WRIGHT: CONCLUDES NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER

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The DeSoto City Council has selected Brandon Wright, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Administrator for the City of Davenport, Iowa, as their choice to become the City of DeSoto’s next City Manager. He is expect...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

DESOTO GETS “IT” ONCE AGAIN: WINS 4TH CONSECUTIVE DIGITAL CITIES AWARD

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The City of DeSoto has won its fourth consecutive Digital Cities Award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) by placing in the top ten of all participating US Cities with a population of fewer than 75,000. The California based Center for Digital Go...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Parking Ordinance

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In response to issues with trash collection and mail delivery caused by non-residents parking in the neighborhoods near DeSoto High School, the DeSoto City Council adopted Ordinance Number 12.610, titled, “Stopping, Standing and Parking&rdqu...

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