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Dallas County Judge orders additional business closures, limits toilet paper purchases

Last updated on March 23, 2020

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a news conference Saturday that nail salons, hair salons, beauty spas, tattoo and piercing parlors and all other non-medical personal care services that cannot be provided while maintaining appropriate social distance will be forced to close temporarily.

Judge Jenkins said some residents have not put aside their own selfishness, and have therefore, caused the limit to decrease to 12 rolls per purchase. However, if a shopper finds a package with more than that, one can be purchased.

Restaurants are still allowed to provide take out and delivery under the new restrictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

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