Cosmetology Salons, Nail Salons, Estheticians, Mini-Salons, Barber Shops and Massage Therapy Establishments Remain Closed

Under Executive Order GA-18 issued by Gov. Greg Abbott on April 27, all cosmetology salons (including nail salons, estheticians, and mini-salons), barber shops, and massage establishments shall continue to remain closed. Executive Order GA-18 overrides all local and county orders.

Whether a salon or shop is a sole proprietorship or not, they are to remain closed until Executive Order GA-18 is amended or rescinded.

Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep Texas safe by remaining closed. To read more about the Governor’s plan to reopen Texas, please go to The Governor’s Report to Open Texas.


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 135 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am April 28, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 135 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,240, including 94 deaths.

The additional deaths being reported today include:

  • A 17 year-old girl who was a resident of the City of Lancaster, and expired at an area hospital ED.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and expired at an area hospital ED.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Garland, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the city of Carrollton, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the city of Lancaster, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 60’s who was an inmate at a state correctional facility, and had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the city of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Dallas, who expired in the facility.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Dallas, and had been hospitalized.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 77% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, public health, food and agriculture, public works, and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 94 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.
New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today ties for our deadliest day thus far in the COVID-19 pandemic in Dallas County. The residents who died yesterday range in age from a teenager in Lancaster to a man in his 90s who was long-term care facility resident in Dallas. Today also ranked as the highest day of new reported cases in Dallas,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

“With the Governor’s decree yesterday opening up more businesses throughout Texas, both North Texas business owners and residents must be particularly careful in making their best personal responsibility choices. The White House and most public health experts are cautioning that the safety precautions should not be loosened until deaths and new cases have seen a two week decline and there is sufficient testing in the state to provide protection to workers and patrons in the newly open businesses. Unfortunately, none of these criteria have been met in either the state or in North Texas. So it’s particularly important that you exercise good personal decisions to keep you, your family and our community safe.

“Remember, the Governor’s orders may change but the underlying science will not. I strongly recommend everyone take their advice from the CDC and local health authorities as to what is safe for them, their families and our broader community.”

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

On Monday, April 27, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott released The Governor’s Report to Open Texas. This document outlines the state’s measured and cautious plans for both identifying those made ill by COVID-19 and tracing those they came into contact with as well as reopening businesses in Texas that had previously fallen outside the designation of Essential.

The entirety of the plan includes minimum standard protocols for restaurants, movie theaters, museums, libraries, and more.

Updated April 28, 2020 to include Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Report to Open Texas.

Executive Order No. GA-18 – Expanded Reopening of Services is related to the expanded reopening of services as part of a safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in Response to COVID-19.

Executive Order No. GA-19 – Hospital Capacity relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster.

Executive Order No. GA-20 relating to expanding travel without restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 91 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am April 27, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 91 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,105, including 84 deaths.

The additional deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and who had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in Richardson, who had been critically ill in an area hospital.

Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 84 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today’s numbers do not take into account any cases from labs that were closed on Sunday. After we see numbers for tomorrow and Wednesday, we should get a glimpse into which way this week is trending. I’m hopeful the Governor’s announcement of the additional businesses he wants to open will be in alignment with the CDC, Public Health Authorities and the Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Departments of DFW, Harris County and other Texas urban area hospital systems. The CDC, public health and medical and hospital communities are already aligned and I’m following their lead. I believe a science-based approach gives us our best opportunity to save lives and open the economy in a way that will keep it open,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 105 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am April 26, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 105 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,014, including 82 deaths. The additional death being reported today is of a man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been found deceased in his home.

Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 82 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today was the first Sunday since Governor Abbott’s order allowing houses of worship to have in person worship. Almost all faith leaders in Dallas County continued to follow the CDC guidelines and remained closed to in person gatherings. They are a testament to putting health over wealth. We must all continue to make smart personal responsibility decisions as Texas is ordered to open up. Government can allow things that public health says are unreasonably unsafe, but they can’t force your participation. #FlattenTheCurve #StayHomeSaveLives,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 75 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am April 24, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 75 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,909, including 81 deaths.

The 4 additional deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland and had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton and had been hospitalized.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized.

A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized.

Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 81 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“We lost an additional four residents today. Two were residents of Dallas long-term care facilities (LTCF) and two were not. The residents not in LTCF were from Garland and Carrollton. Today is the last day of the week, and each day this week had a lower number of positive cases than the average daily total from the week before. We started mobile testing in LTCF through Parkland Hospital on Thursday and will increase mobile testing in those facilities on Monday in order to find asymptomatic positive cases faster and better isolate the virus to protect the residents and staff. Thank you for continuing to make great decisions North Texas! #IfYouRushItYouRuinIt and #StayHomeSaveLives to #FlattenTheCurve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 71 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am April 24, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 71 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,834, including 77 deaths.

  • The 5 additional deaths being reported today include:
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized in an area hospital.
  • Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 77 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

Today’s summary is attached. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Of the five deaths today, four were nursing home residents. Our new Parkland Mobile Testing unit performed 152 tests in one nursing home yesterday and is back out today. We must do all we can to protect our most vulnerable and push more testing into high uninsured neighborhoods where underlying health conditions are more prevalent,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Amended Order of Mayor Barry L. Gordon and Rules for Reopened Services

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On Thursday, April 23, 2020 City of Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon amended the Safer at Home Order, which will now parallel the county’s. Under this updated order retail business, previously falling outside of the definition of an Essential Business are permitted to reopen while following requirements for the health and safety of employees and customers.

If you are a service that is reopening you can read the order here and the Rules for Reopened Services below.


Rules for Reopened Services

Definition of “Reopened Services”:

  • Retail services that are not “Essential Businesses” under the Dallas County Safer-At-Home Order.
  • Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, Reopened Services shall be provided only through pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep. Customers may not enter the premises.

General Rules for All Reopened Services:

  1. All employees must be trained on environmental cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
  2. All employees must be screened before coming into the business for new or worsening cough; shortness of breath; sore throat; loss of taste or smell; feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit; or known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Any employee who meets any of these criteria must be sent home.
  3. Employers must provide soap and water, or hand sanitizer if no soap or water is available, in the workplace, including all restrooms and food preparation areas.
  4. Employees must wash their hands for at least twenty (20) seconds before beginning work, after each interaction with a customer, before any food preparation, before and after the use of shared items, after any meal or restroom breaks, and immediately prior to the end of the work shift.
  5. All employees must wear face coverings.
  6. Employees must maintain at least 6 feet separation from one another.

Rules for Reopened Services Providing Services Through Retail-to-Go:

  1. All payments shall be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact shall be minimized if remote payment is not available.
  2. Purchased items shall be delivered by the employee to the backseat or trunk of the customer’s vehicle whenever possible to minimize physical contact with the customer.
  3. Employees must wash or sanitize their hands after each interaction with a customer, and whenever possible, must disinfect any item that came into contact with the customer.

Rules for Reopened Services Providing Services Through Delivery to a Customer’s Residence or Business:

  1. All payments shall be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact shall be minimized if remote payment is not available.
  2. Purchased items shall be delivered by an employee or third party carrier and delivered to the customer’s residence or business. The employee or third party carrier may not enter the customer’s house or business.

Rules for Reopened Services Providing Services Through Delivery by Mail:

  1. All payments must be done over the phone or internet.
  2. Purchased items shall be delivered by mail without customer contact.

Enforcement: A violation of this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days. Additionally, any Essential Retailer who fails to strictly comply with these rules can be removed from the essential business list and prohibited from operating in Dallas County.


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 80 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am April 23, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 80 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,763, including 72 deaths.

  • The 7 additional deaths being reported today include:
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been found deceased at home.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 72 total deaths reported to date, about a third have been associated with long-term care facilities

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays

“We mourn the death of seven more residents from COVID19. This is a somber reminder of the ruthlessness of this pandemic. I am encouraged by the number of new cases, which is once again lower than the average daily number for last week. That’s been the pattern for every day this week. We are benefiting from #SaferAtHome and we all need to keep making good personal responsibility choices. #IfYouRushItYouRuinIt and we shouldn’t waste the sacrifices you and the community have made to get us to this point,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Texas Supreme Court Overturns Injunction Against Governor Abbott’s Executive Order Prohibiting the Release of Dangerous Individuals

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the Texas Supreme Court for ruling that the Travis County District Court improperly issued a temporary restraining order against Governor Abbott’s Executive Order (GA 13), which prevents the release of potentially dangerous individuals from Texas jails. The ruling states that district courts do not have the jurisdiction to block Executive Order GA 13 with temporary restraining orders.  

“The Texas Supreme Court’s decision rightfully protects the health and safety of Texans from the unlawful release of potentially thousands of dangerous individuals into our communities. The court’s ruling rightly upholds the rule of law and maintains the integrity of our criminal justice system,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Texans must continue to work together to protect our communities during this unprecedented health crisis.”  

Last week, Attorney General Paxton also successfully blocked improper inmate releases in Harris County. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston denied temporary restraining orders and prevented the release of thousands of potentially dangerous inmates in Harris County, including those charged with violent crimes or who have a violent criminal history.  


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/