Phase Three of Governor Abbott’s Opening of Texas

PHASE 3 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Effective June 3

  • All businesses currently operating at 25% capacity can expand their occupancy to 50% with certain exceptions.
  • Bars and similar establishments may increase their capacity to 50% as long as patrons are seated.
  • Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with less than 1,000 confirmed positive cases may open at 50% capacity.
  • Restaurants may expand their maximum table size from 6 to 10 persons.

Effective June 12

  • Restaurants may expand their occupancy levels to 75%.
  • Counties with 10 or less active COVID-19 cases may expand their occupancy limits to 75%. Counties that fit this category but have not previously filed an attestation with DSHS will need to do so.

Effective June 19

  • Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 may open at 50% capacity.

Additional Openings:

Special provisions have been made for outdoor gatherings, such as Fourth of July celebrations, but it is imperative that local officials and public health officials collaborate on safe standards. These provisions are included in the Governor’s Executive Order and are also available on the Open Texas webpage. 

Further Protocols:

All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols from DSHS. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit http://open.texas.gov.

Reminders for those going out:

  • Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.
  • People should not be in groups greater than ten when possible.
  • People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
  • People are still asked to avoid nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities.

PHASE 2 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Effective May 18

  • Services provided by office workers in offices may reopen up to the greater of (i) 10 employees, or (ii) 25% of the workforce, provided employees maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Massage establishments
  • Tattoo studios, piercing studios, hair removal services and hair loss treatment and growth services
  • Child-care services

Beginning Friday, May 22

  • Restaurants may operate at up to 50% of the total listed occupancy (increased from 25%)
  • Bars may open at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Aquariums, natural caverns and similar facilities (excluding zoos) may open at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing, and skating rinks may operate at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Rodeos and equestrian events may operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy
  • Drive-in concerts, under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing and generally require spectators to remain in their vehicles
  • Amateur sporting events (i) at which there is no access to the general public allowed; and (ii) for which all participants have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the event, are quarantined for the duration of the event, are temperature-checked and monitored for symptoms daily, and are tested again for COVID-19 at the end of the event

Beginning Friday, May 29

  • Outdoor areas of zoos that operate at up to 25% of the normal operating limits as determined by the zoo owner

Beginning Sunday, May 31

  • Professional basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football, and car racing events, with no spectators physically present on the premises of the venue, as approved on a league-by-league basis
  • Youth camps
  • Practices for youth sports programs, provided, however, that games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15

Beginning Monday, June 1

  • Public school districts may offer on-campus summer school programs
  • Private schools and institutions of higher education may reopen campuses

PHASE 1 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Governor Greg Abbott has released new Executive Orders about the reopening of Texas.  The Report is in sections, and each can be viewed by clicking the links below.

DDI continues to work with a variety of governmental and private stakeholders to ensure Downtown Dallas is a model for COVID response and recovery. If you own or operate a business in Downtown and have questions, or if DDI can support you, please let us know.

Churches and Places of Worship

Employers

Individuals

Movie Theater Customers

Movie Theaters

Museum and Library Visitors

Museums and Libraries

Outdoor Sports Participants

Restaurant Customers

Restaurants

Retail Customers

Retailers

Single-Person Offices

Click here to read the full report.

OPEN TEXAS CHECKLISTS

Additional details on reopenings and guidelines can be found at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

Phase Two of Governor Abbott’s Opening of Texas

PHASE 2 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Effective May 18

  • Services provided by office workers in offices may reopen up to the greater of (i) 10 employees, or (ii) 25% of the workforce, provided employees maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Massage establishments
  • Tattoo studios, piercing studios, hair removal services and hair loss treatment and growth services
  • Child-care services

Beginning Friday, May 22

  • Restaurants may operate at up to 50% of the total listed occupancy (increased from 25%)
  • Bars may open at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Aquariums, natural caverns and similar facilities (excluding zoos) may open at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing, and skating rinks may operate at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy
  • Rodeos and equestrian events may operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy
  • Drive-in concerts, under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing and generally require spectators to remain in their vehicles
  • Amateur sporting events (i) at which there is no access to the general public allowed; and (ii) for which all participants have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the event, are quarantined for the duration of the event, are temperature-checked and monitored for symptoms daily, and are tested again for COVID-19 at the end of the event

Beginning Friday, May 29

  • Outdoor areas of zoos that operate at up to 25% of the normal operating limits as determined by the zoo owner

Beginning Sunday, May 31

  • Professional basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football, and car racing events, with no spectators physically present on the premises of the venue, as approved on a league-by-league basis
  • Youth camps
  • Practices for youth sports programs, provided, however, that games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15

Beginning Monday, June 1

  • Public school districts may offer on-campus summer school programs
  • Private schools and institutions of higher education may reopen campuses

 

PHASE 1 – EXECUTIVE ORDER

Governor Greg Abbott has released new Executive Orders about the reopening of Texas.  The Report is in sections, and each can be viewed by clicking the links below.

DDI continues to work with a variety of governmental and private stakeholders to ensure Downtown Dallas is a model for COVID response and recovery. If you own or operate a business in Downtown and have questions, or if DDI can support you, please let us know.

Churches and Places of Worship

Employers

Individuals

Movie Theater Customers

Movie Theaters

Museum and Library Visitors

Museums and Libraries

Outdoor Sports Participants

Restaurant Customers

Restaurants

Retail Customers

Retailers

Single-Person Offices

Click here to read the full report.

 

OPEN TEXAS CHECKLISTS

Additional details on reopenings and guidelines can be found at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

Temporary Pop-up Patio Program

Downtown Dallas, Inc., in partnership with the City of Dallas, has developed a program that may be helpful to local businesses during these challenging times. As social distancing requirements are changing the manner in which merchants conduct business, the need for additional use of outdoor spaces adjacent to their location may be helpful on a temporary basis. With that in mind, the City has created a new temporary pop-up patio (parklet) program that will be permitted through the Office of Special Events https://www.dallasspecialevents.com/temp-parklet/, and DDI is here to help you through the entire process.

The below .pdf will further explain the program and ways in which DDI can support businesses. If you are a business or know of one interested in participating, please reach out directly to Juan Galvan at galvan@downtowndallas.com.

DDI Pop-up Patio Program Informational PDF

DDI will provide the following support:

  1. Design and permit help
  2. Payment of permit fees (OSE) on your behalf
  3. Loaning of furniture and traffic control devices

Updated 5.11.20 – Keeping Downtown Clean and Safe: DDI Critical Clean and Safe Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Downtown Dallas, Inc. Field Operations Teams, the Downtown Safety Patrol and Clean Team, remain on the streets, working for our stakeholders, seven days a week during this difficult and unprecedented time. Keeping Downtown “clean and safe” is always our number one priority, and now it is more important than ever.

By nature of what we do, DDI has several tiers of emergency response plans. Though no one could predict what is happening in our world today, we have been able to quickly adapt with what we define as Tier 3 modified operations, which includes:

    • Active patrols from 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. The dedicated off-duty Dallas Police officer funded by DDI is also patrolling Downtown 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily. This increase in hours and man power is in response to more activity in Downtown as shelter in place orders are eased. Our team will continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments as needed.
    • The number of employees working in the field will increase as well, allowing some Downtown Safety Patrol officers to be dedicated to traditional Safety Patrol duties.
    • Both teams will continue to work together with a focus on litter removal, park cleaning, sanitizing hard surfaces, and public safety.
    • Additionally, DSP officers will begin using bicycles and T3s to allow quicker response and visibility.
    • Our teams are requesting compliance on social distancing and educating homeless individuals about resources and self-care.
    • Sanitizing high-touch surfaces, such as handrails, trash receptacles, non-removable public furniture, and door handles repeatedly throughout each day. Special care is being given at all of our Downtown parks.
    • In accordance with City policy, we have removed all moveable furniture, turned off electrical outlets, locked dog runs, and wrapped drinking fountains to ensure everyone’s safety and encourage social distancing.
    • We will continually monitor these hours according to data from activity logs, See Say Now app reports, field observation, and stakeholder feedback.
    • If you need to report an issue related to cleanliness or safety, please call dispatch at 214.741.1151 or use the See Say Now app during these modified hours of 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • If an urgent issue arises outside of our operating hours, please direct needs to 911 or 311, as appropriate, otherwise we will prioritize response to overnight logs at the beginning of each shift.

For more information, please click here to see full information on DDI’s Field Operations Response.

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

Cover-Page-from-OpenTexas-Report

Governor Greg Abbott has released new Executive Orders about the reopening of Texas.  The Report is in sections, and each can be viewed by clicking the links below.

DDI continues to work with a variety of governmental and private stakeholders to ensure Downtown Dallas is a model for COVID response and recovery. If you own or operate a business in Downtown and have questions, or if DDI can support you, please let us know.

Churches and Places of Worship

Employers

Individuals

Movie Theater Customers

Movie Theaters

Museum and Library Visitors

Museums and Libraries

Outdoor Sports Participants

Restaurant Customers

Restaurants

Retail Customers

Retailers

Single-Person Offices

Click here to read the full report.

Updated 4.20.20 – Keeping Downtown Clean and Safe: DDI Critical Clean and Safe Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Downtown Dallas, Inc. Field Operations Teams, the Downtown Safety Patrol and Clean Team, remain on the streets, working for our stakeholders, seven days a week during this difficult and unprecedented time. Keeping Downtown “clean and safe” is always our number one priority, and now it is more important than ever.

By nature of what we do, DDI has several tiers of emergency response plans. Though no one could predict what is happening in our world today, we have been able to quickly adapt with what we define as Tier 3 modified operations, which includes:

    • Active patrols from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily. The dedicated off-duty Dallas Police officer funded by DDI is also patrolling Downtown 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily.
    • Downtown Safety Patrol and Clean Team members working as one team, prioritizing tasks related to safety, cleaning, and sanitizing.
    • Our teams are requesting compliance on social distancing and educating homeless individuals about resources and self-care.
    • Utilizing our fleet of “gem cars” (carts), T3s, and vehicles to maximize coverage and visibility
    • Sanitizing high-touch surfaces, such as handrails, trash receptacles, non-removable public furniture, and door handles repeatedly throughout each day. Special care is being given at all of our Downtown parks.
    • In accordance with City policy, we have removed all moveable furniture, turned off electrical outlets, locked dog runs, and wrapped drinking fountains to ensure everyone’s safety and encourage social distancing.
    • We will continually monitor these hours according to data from activity logs, See Say Now app reports, field observation, and stakeholder feedback.
    • If you need to report an issue related to cleanliness or safety, please call dispatch at 214.741.1151 or use the See Say Now app during these modified hours of 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • If an urgent issue arises outside of our operating hours, please direct needs to 911 or 311, as appropriate, otherwise we will prioritize response to overnight logs at the beginning of each shift.

For more information, please click here to see full information on DDI’s Field Operations Response.

Downtown Dallas Spotlight – Local Restaurants Offering Take-out and Delivery

COVID-19 might have you stuck at home, but these Downtown businesses are here to serve you during the current norm.

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

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Even if you run out of toilet paper and paper towels, you don’t have to go hungry. Social distancing has become standard over the Coronavirus outbreak and, let’s admit it, we miss going out to eat.

Leave it up to these local restaurants to fill the void. And these establishments religiously follow CDC guidelines when it comes to meal preparation. Stop by – or get delivery – to one of these places to make your sheltering in place tastier and more fulfilling.

Even better, we recently partnered with the City of Dallas to provide hooded meters and signs throughout Downtown to make supporting our local restaurants easier and more convenient!

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Main Street District:

Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden

Craving some good ole’ Texas BBQ? Jaxon will hit the spot. With a variety of family packs or a-la-carte options, the menu has you covered with different meats, sides, and dessert.

Now, what goes better with Texas BBQ than beer? Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden is offering a six-pack for $25 as well as bottled wine and pre-made cocktails. They’ll even throw in a roll of toilet paper or paper towels with a meal.

https://jaxonbeergarden.com/

Ravenna Urban Italian

Needing a carb fix? Ravenna will prepare a variety of pasta or pizza for you. They are also running a special–buy one entree, get the second entree half off. Don’t forget to pair the deliciousness with a $15 bottle of house wine or $3 beer.

https://www.ravennadallas.com/

Royal Blue Grocery

There is nothing better than a local grocery store that offers all your essentials as well as fresh grab-and-go offerings. This modern urban grocery store is stocked for all your needs and will deliver. Treat yourself to coffee and tacos today. And don’t forget the wine. To make it even better, Alto has teamed up with Royal Blue to deliver your goods right to you! Use code DOWNTOWN for $5 off Alto concierge delivery.

https://www.royalbluegrocery.com/

Ascension Coffee 

Limited menu for curbside pick-up. Family or single-serving meals to-go. Are you a doctor, nurse, or first responder? Stop by and enjoy a free cup of coffee and a breakfast taco.

https://ascensiondallas.com/

Campisi’s 

Available for pick-up or delivery. BOGO pizza and 50% off bottles of wine.

https://www.campisis.us/

 

Press Box Grill

Available from 12-8 for call-in orders. Get your craft beer fix for 50% off when you bring your growler. Bring your mason jar for your favorite cocktail and half-priced wine bottles.

http://www.pressboxgrill.com/

Tower Club

They are offering lunch, dinner, and wine to go with curbside delivery. Bonus: Members get ½ off food and wine. They are also offering a pantry shopping list! Skip the lines, & call 214.220.0403 to place your order today! (Same day pickup available.) View the menu here.

Cafe Izmir

Available for curbside pick-up and delivery via Favor, GrubHub, and DoorDash. Pick-up specials have also been added to the menu, including ½ price wine!

https://www.cafeizmir.com/

Commissary 

Soup and brownies and salads, oh my! All your favorites, as well as some grocery essentials, are now available for curbside pick-up, take-out, and delivery (within an 8-mile radius!).  No delivery fees; $15 minimum. Call 214.827.2927 to place an order for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery. Menu and special take-out menu online. Use code DOWNTOWN for $5 off Alto concierge delivery.

http://www.commissarydallas.com/

 

Overeasy

Available for pick-up and delivery. Receive 20% off when you pick-up and free delivery with food orders of $30+ within a 2-mile radius. They also just launched a $12 boxed lunch special! Oh, and cocktail kits included!

https://www.overeasydallas.com/carry-out?fbclid=IwAR2w_s4g5yLAYEoH_shL3rEYfaMizSMl499BsSABgMVvmbKr_Ts6lvnKStU

 

Salsa Limon 

Now offering family-style meals for four. Order for pick-up through the Salsa Limon app, online or delivery via DoorDash and Favor.

https://www.salsalimon.com/menu

Clean Juice 

Available for pick-up, delivery, and credit card payment only. Now open 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday (closed on Sunday).

https://cleanjuice.com/locations/downtown-dallas/?fbclid=IwAR0FnP9EElBGiDNn97CccufF-tZj0Ge61_3RlpNULP6rN47urnJSgHxENwU

Frankie’s 

Available for take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery! Check their menu regularly for weekly specials. Call 214-741-1919 or order online at www.toasttab.com/frankiesdowntowndallas (also known as “Toast Take Out” downloaded from your iPhone or Android). Also found on Doordash.

https://frankiesbar.com/

Now introducing Frankie’s Pop-Up Downtown Market! You can now shop at Frankie’s for your grocery/produce and consumable needs. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Flying Horse Cafe

Start your morning off with a nice cup of brewed coffee or breakfast tacos!  Located on Commerce St., Flying Horse is open for pick-up. Call 214-741-1731 to order ahead.

West End: 

Family Thais Asian Bistro 

Open for pick-up and delivery for free within a three-mile radius.

https://www.thaifooddallas.com/

Tiff’s Treats

Open for pick-up and delivery. You deserve those cookies.

https://www.cookiedelivery.com/

The Empanada Cookhouse 

Available for pick-up or delivery with Uber, GrubHub, and DoorDash.

https://theempanadacookhouse.com/

i Fratelli 

Offering free delivery for fresh pizza.

https://www.ifratellipizza.com

Ellen’s

Open for curbside pick-up and delivery! Every eGift Card purchase will be matched 100% to feed those that need our help.

https://www.gritsrule.com/?fbclid=IwAR2D4e6FEJ5WG-Vl3J1Fbh8Jq8OjOMvVp6PEUCEyYqFt1yJlI6RLJT8_dhA

YO Steakhouse

Treat yourself to steak and wine! Call 214-744-3287 to set up delivery (within a 5-mile radius) or order delivery via GrubHub, Caviar or UberEats.

Farmers Market: 

Use code DOWNTOWN for $5 off Alto concierge delivery from all the Farmers Market businesses!

Beyond The Butchers 

In the mood for a Philly cheesesteak? Call in your order for pick-up or delivery. Now open 11:30am-8pm M-F 10am-7pm Sat and 10am-6pm Sun. 

The 2nd Tap 

Alcohol to go? Wine not! Now offering take-out and curbside pick-up 11 am-8 pm and 12-8 pm on Sunday. All draft items are available as growlers as well as all packaged beer, wine, cider, and seltzers. To see what they currently have on tap and in package, visit https://www.the2ndtap.com/beer-list or call (469) 674-4696.

https://www.the2ndtap.com/

H & T Williams Garden 

Skip the trip to your local grocery store and head over to Williams Garden! Now offering curbside pick-up on all your favorite fresh produce. Call 909.568.5562 or message via Instagram @ht_williams_garden

Doc Popcorn at Farmers Market 

Amp up your next movie night with all the various flavors Doc’s has to offer. Now available for take-out and home delivery. 214.417.8431 11am-6pm

https://www.docpopcorn.com/

Cajun Tailgators 

From crispy fried catfish to daiquiris, Cajun Tailgators is the spot! Open 11 am-3 pm Tuesday-Sunday for pick-up & delivery. Call in your order 469.304.0313 for pick-up or order through Uber Eats for delivery.

https://www.cajuntailgators.com/

The Caribbean Cabana 

Have a little taste of the Caribbean from the comfort of your home! Curbside pick-up is now available. Delivery offered via Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Favor. Call 972.707.8131 to place an order for pick-up.

Full menu can be found on Yelp.

Juice Babe Dallas

Looking for an immunity booster? Check out their delicious juices and smoothies! Available for pick-up and delivery via DoorDash and GrubHub.

Instagram: @juicebabedallas

8 Cloves 

Looking for authentic Indian cuisine? Look no further! Select vegan options are also available. Now offering curbside pick-up and delivery via Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Favor.

http://8cloves.com/

Scardello Artisan Cheese 

Spice up your next date night (indoors, of course!) with delicious wine and cheese. Now offering free delivery with $50 purchase. Call by 3 pm and get your order by 6 pm, seven days per week.

Call 214.238.2312; delivery area is within a 2-mile radius of Dallas Farmers Market location.

https://www.shop.scardellocheese.com/collections/classes/

American Butchers Dallas 

Currently stocking steaks, roasts, chops, smoked items, a variety of jerkies, sausages, brats, and hot dogs! Now taking orders for quarters and halves of beef, lamb, and pork. Call ahead to confirm.

Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods for more options – 

For a full list of Downtown restaurants open for take-out and delivery, visit our interactive map.. And for takeout and delivery options located within Downtown’s connected neighborhoods and beyond, be sure to check out the compiled list Visit Dallas has provided here:  https://www.visitdallas.com/about/media-room/statements/covid-19/restaurant-updates.html

 

 

Keeping Downtown Clean and Safe: DDI Critical Clean and Safe Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

Downtown Dallas, Inc.’s first priority is always to do our part to ensure Downtown remains “Clean and Safe.”  As such, we are committed to continuing to deliver our critical public health and safety services during this unprecedented crisis, thanks to the dedication of our Downtown Clean Team and Downtown Safety Patrol.

In light of yesterday’s Dallas County ‘Safer at Home’ Order that will take effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight, we will be implementing a modified Field Operations schedule beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23, 2020, until Saturday, May 2, 2020, or until such time that conditions change. We are in full support of the Order, requiring Dallas County residents to stay in their homes, except for work and personal errands that are deemed essential, as we play our role in the community-wide effort to stop the spread.

During our modified field operations period, the Clean Team and Safety Patrol will continue to provide services from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and the dedicated off-duty Dallas Police officer funded by DDI will remain in patrol Downtown until 11:00 p.m. daily. Visibility and response will be increased through greater utilization of our fleet of “gem cars” (carts), T3s, and vehicles. Focus will continue to be on litter removal and sanitization in parks and higher-traffic areas and we will remain diligent, providing a safety presence as we request compliance with County orders and educate homeless individuals about resources and self-care. Our teams will sanitize high-touch surfaces, such as handrails, trash receptacles, non-removable public furniture, and door handles repeatedly throughout each day.

We will continually monitor these hours according to data from activity logs, See Say Now app reports, and field observations, and we will maintain the ability to adjust as needed to best serve you, our Downtown community.

If you need to report an issue related to cleanliness or safety, please call dispatch at 214.741.1151 or use the See Say Now app during these modified hours. If an urgent issue arises outside of our operating hours, please direct needs to 911 or 311, as appropriate, otherwise we will prioritize response to overnight logs at the beginning of each shift.

If you need to reach someone in the management office, please call 214.741.1270.

We urge everyone to take the County Order to heart. We understand the essential needs of walking dogs, giving families fresh air, getting groceries, and for some, going to work. That is why we are committed to taking care of the spaces we all share. Yet in the best interest of our community, please maintain safe distances between each other and our staff if you see them out in the field. They are working for all of us.

We have also compiled a list of valuable and informative resources for our stakeholders. You can find them here.  With regard to the most recent County Order, details can be found here. This Order requires all individuals anywhere in Dallas County to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. Commercial office building management, operations, and security staff are exempt from the Order (critical infrastructure exception information can be found here) and in its current form, hotels are allowed to continue to operate. If you have questions about your industry or business, please refer to the County website. We will also do our best to help find answers.

These are uncertain times, but even in the face of adversity, we have watched the Downtown community come together. Please continue to safely support our businesses, encourage each other to follow guidelines in place, and look forward to recovery.

COVID-19 Resources

Downtown Dallas, Inc. understands and is sympathetic to the trying and uncertain times we are all currently experiencing.  We have compiled a list of resources to help our residents, businesses, and stakeholders navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

Local Resources and Information

 

State Resources

 

Federal Resources

 

Resources for our Property Managers and Building Owners

 

Other Resources

 

We will continue to update this guide as more resources become available.  If you have additional information you think we should add, please email us at info@downtowndallas.com.

City of Dallas Implements Amended Regulations

Dallas, Texas – Mayor Eric Johnson and City Manager T.C. Broadnax have issued amended regulations to slow the spread of novel (new) coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, in the city of Dallas.

The amended regulations, which will be effective at 11:59 p.m. today, include:

  • Restrict community gatherings to no more than 50 people
    • A prohibition on dine-in services for restaurants
    • The closure of bars, lounges, taverns, private clubs, gyms, health studios, theaters and commercial amusement facilities

The regulations were created in accordance with Mayor Johnson’s disaster declaration, which was authorized by the Texas Local Government Code, Section 418, and Section 14B of the Dallas City Code. The rules, which have the effect of ordinances during the duration of the declaration, are meant to protect life and property and preserve critical resources while a state of disaster is in effect.

These amended regulations are effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020 and continue until they are either rescinded or until they expire. The City Council will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, to be briefed on the response and preparation efforts for COVID-19 and will vote on whether to extend the disaster declaration.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the City’s web page, https://www.dallascityhall.com/coronavirus.

The amended regulations are attached.

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COVID-19_amended regulation Spanish.pdf

Amended Emergency Regulations.pdf