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Mayor of Dallas County announces North Texas under Shelter In Place Order beginning at 11:59PM Monday. The announcement was made during a live press conference Sunday evening.

Due to the number of hospital beds and medical equipment available at this time, Dallas County citizens are ordered to stay in their shelters to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and stop the community spread. The number of people who have contracted the virus has doubled again today.

The Dallas County Judge, Clay Jenkins has asked that if you see people not abiding by the social distancing rules that you kindly say ” six feet” to remind them.

Individuals are ordered to shelter at their residence.

The Shelter In Place order is as follows :

  • Individuals are to stay six feet away from one another
  • All business are mandated to cease all business
  • All essential businesses are required to abide by social distancing
  • Religious and worship services must use teleconference services and abide by social distancing order.

It has been confirmed the grocery stores ARE open and will continue to be open. Funeral homes, healthcare workers and essential businesses are allowed to work but comply with the social distancing.

 

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BREAKING: Dallas County Issues Shelter In Place Order  was originally published on thebeatdfw.com