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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Dallas County Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency & Community Gatherings Order

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Enclosed is a copy of the Dallas County Community Gatherings Order which can be found here: https://www.glennheightstx.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03122020-380

Also attached, is the Dallas County Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency, detailed below:

WHEREAS, beginning in December, 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.  In some cases the virus has caused death; and

WHEREAS, extraordinary measures must be taken to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout Dallas County, including the banning of community gatherings of over 500 people and, additionally, potentially requiring individuals, groups of individuals, or property to undergo additional measures that prevent or control the spread of disease; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE COUNTY JUDGE OF DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS:

Full Declaration (PDF)
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