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Dallas County extends stay-at-home order, disaster declaration

Last updated on April 4, 2020

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Dallas County has extended their coronavirus stay-at-home order until April 30 after a vote by county commissioners today.

The disaster declaration was also extended until May 20.

All of the current rules put into place to slow the spread of COVID-19 will stay in place for another month and a half – like closure of restaurants/bars except for take out/delivery and the closure of all businesses unless they’ve been deemed essential.

Bars, restaurants may be open for take-out and delivery only. All businesses deemed non-essential must close according to the order.

The order may be lifted sooner at the county commissioners discretion.

The original order was set to expire at 11:59pm Friday evening.

The extension passed 4-1, with only John Wiley Price voting against. His argument being that the citizens in his South Dallas district were hurting due to the restrictions put in place.

At the time of publication, there are 831 cases in Dallas County.

Editor’s note: The photo associated with this article is owned by Three:Thirteen Photography. Any usage of this photo without the copyright owner’s express consent will be prosecuted to the furthest extent the law allows.

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