February 28, 2020 9:00 AM
Dallas County shelter-in-place order now in effect
FBTX ~ By order of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus, all residents of Dallas County should shelter-in-place, through at least April 3.
That means all residents of Dallas County should stay at home, except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services. When outside of their residence for essential activities, such as healthcare visits and grocery store or pharmacy trips, residents should maintain a distance of six feet from other persons. Restaurants may still operate drive-thru, take out and delivery business. Essential City services will continue to function during this time.
Farmers Branch Mayor Robert Dye expressed his support for taking these steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
“As this has been a known possibility for some time, let’s not panic, but understand that these directives are for our own best interest,” he explained. “Essential functions, as have been available previously, will still be available in terms of grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants for take out and deliver, and pharmacies will still be open and available to the public.”