Per County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas County residents are being ordered to stay in their homes except for essential work and errands (prescription drugs, groceries).
The following orders have been issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott:
- Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings.
- Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
- Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.
These orders are currently in effect and will end April 30th, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.
Updated April 3, 2020 –
Thank you to our community – the people, the businesses, the trolley, and guests. There are many sacrifices being made during these challenging times and as we help to flatten the curve of COVID-19, we ask that everyone continue to practice social distancing for your health and the health and safety of others.
As we navigate through this, we ask that you respect the recommendation of the CDC, National and Local Officials that social gatherings be postponed.
Our Uptown Ambassadors will continue to clean and serve as additional eyes and ears of the neighborhood.
As stated by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, beginning at midnight, “the City of Dallas is ordering the closing of all bars, lounges, taverns, nightclubs, gyms and health clubs, theatres, and entertainment or amusement venues such as arcades and billiard halls. Restaurants, for now, may remain open for drive thru, delivery and take out service. Dine-in service will be prohibited.”
Uptown is a vibrant community and together we can support our local restaurants by continuing to enjoy them using the drive thru, delivery and take out options.
The McKinney Avenue Trolley continues to run with an accelerated cleaning schedule and use of products identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as those help to kill coronavirus, as well as influenza, rhinovirus, norovirus, salmonella, staphylococcus, and e-coli. Seating has been spaced accordingly and limited hours for the trolley are in place as the trolley will run until 8:00 PM daily (vs. 10:00 PM)
As we all adapt to these changes, we are confident in the strength and support of this community – thank you for your vigilance.
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