City Facility Closures Expand to Include City Hall, Playgrounds, Etc

Dallas County’s latest public health order goes into effect tonight at midnight and calls for a county-wide shelter in place (home) for all residents. The order further prohibits non-essential activities and businesses from staying open.

As a result, all city facilities, including City Hall, the Police lobby and Service Center, are closed to the public until further notice.

Call or go Online for Service Needs or General Questions

972-780-5000
www.duncanville.com

A variety of online tools and other resources for self-service needs are available, including:

  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency, and 972-223-6111 option three (3) for non-emergencies 
  • For issues related to water and sewer service, please call 972-780-4900
  • Report an issue through the ‘Report A Concern’ button at the bottom of the City website
  • Pay utility bills, court citations and building permits online at www.duncanville.com/pay-bill-online or by phone at 844-608-6680 (utility) or 972-780-5055 (court)
  • Access building, inspection and health department permits, applications and forms online and email the completed PDF form to permits@duncanville.com or call 972-780-5041

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City Closes Playgrounds, Basketball & Tennis Courts, Public Bathrooms and Water Fountains

Parks and trails are still open for public use. Please observe the following:

  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to the virus in any way.

Dallas County Reports 24 Additional COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Total to 155

As of 10:00 am March 23, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 24 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to 155.

The third and fourth deaths from COVID-19 are being reported:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. This individual had been critically ill in an area hospital, and did not have other high-risk chronic health conditions. 
  • Another man in his 60’s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. This individual had also been critically ill in an area hospital, and had high-risk chronic health conditions.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. Dallas County will not release further information to protect their privacy.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two Dallas County residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 since yesterday’s posting. The “Stay Home Stay Safe” order will save lives but it takes all of us. We are working to answer the many questions from business we have received this morning and will get you answers as soon as possible. Most of your questions can be found by carefully reading the order and I encourage people to do that before they contact us,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

The case count at the following link will only include county residents:https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php

Dallas County Amends Order to Require Shelter in Place Effective 11:59 pm on March 23

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an amended order that 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. This Order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth in the order.

  • All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. Residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities.
  • To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence.
  • All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses.
  • All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home).
  • To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached, including maintaining six foot social distancing for both employees and the general public.
  • All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.

View Dallas County’s Amended Order Effective at 11:59 pm on March 23, 2020.

Dallas County Reports 36 Additional COVID-19 Cases, Total Cases to Date is 131

As of 10:00 am March 22, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 36 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to 131. A second death from COVID-19 has been reported, of a man in his 80’s who was a resident of the city of Dallas.  This individual had been critically ill in an area hospital, and did not have other high-risk chronic health conditions. Over 40% of patients whom have required hospitalization are over 60 years of age. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Dallas County will not release further information to protect their privacy.

“It is our policy in Dallas County not to release the names of person who have died from COVID-19.  We leave that to the decisions of their families and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with this family and with all of the persons who have been suffering from COVID-19,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “Dallas  County will do everything in their power to #flattenthecurve and give you and your family their best chance to stay safe.”

The case count at the following link will only include county residents: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php

Dallas County Amended Order: March 20, 2020

March 20 Amended Order: Summary of Changes

  1. Reflect an effective period from 10 a.m. this morning until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, consistent with the continuance of declaration of disaster approved by Commissioners Court.
  2. Provides note that Commissioners Court has affirmed activation of the Dallas County emergency management plan and continued Judge Jenkins’ original declaration of disaster.
  3. Clarifies that gyms include fitness studios, gymnastic studios, and martial arts studios. All such facilities must close.
  4. Orders all massage parlors to close, consistent with the Governor’s order.

View the March 20, 2020 Dallas County amended order.

Dallas County Reports 19 Additional COVID-19 Cases

As of 10:00 am March 20, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 19 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to 74. New cases will reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.  Of the cases reported to date, multiple clusters of transmission have been noted among attendees of recreational group gatherings and employees in office settings. 

Dallas County will not release further information to protect their privacy.

“Please stay safe by staying home and limiting unnecessary trips. Walks are ok but keep 6 feet distancing. It’s up to all of us to #flattenthecurve and #staycalmandstaysafe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

The case count at the following link will only include county residents: www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php

City Council Extends Local Disaster Declaration and Order to April 8, 2020

At the Special Session City Council meeting on March 19, 2020, the City Council reviewed the local disaster declaration and public health order and voted unanimously to approve a resolution extending the order until April 8, 2020. The order mirrors Dallas County’s March 18 order and expands the social distancing protocols to prohibit recreational gatherings of 10 or more people. Overall, people are discouraged from attending any non-essential event/gathering to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and should generally stay at least six feet away from other people during the declaration period.

View the City of Duncanville March 19, 2020 Declaration and Order.

Dallas County Reports 20 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 20 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. Local public laboratories are no longer required to send “presumptive positive” samples to the CDC for confirmation.  Respiratory samples positive for COVID-19 in a public health laboratory will be considered “positive” with no need for further testing.

The 20 cases include:

  • We are reporting 20 new cases today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 55
  • This includes one death which was identified by the Medical Examiner’s office, of an man in his 60’s who was a resident of the city of Richardson.  This individual was found deceased in his residence and did not have high-risk chronic health conditions. 
  • The remaining new cases include: six men and two women in their 30’s, two men and two women in their 50’s, two men and three women in their 60’s, one woman in her 70’s and one woman in her 90’s
  • Three persons were hospitalized, including one in a critical care unit; 16 are self-isolating at residences.
  • Twelve cases are residents of the city of Dallas, 3 are residents of Garland, 2 are residents of Mesquite, 1 is a resident of Cedar Hill, and 1 is a resident of Farmers Branch.
  • Five cases are related to domestic out-of-state travel and 2 are related to international travel
  • Three patients are close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Six have no source or travel risk factor yet identified, and are therefore indicative of community transmission. Four other cases are still under investigation.

Dallas County will not release further information to protect their privacy.

“Things will get worse before they get better. How bad this gets is directly tied to how well each of you follow the CDC guidelines and exercise smart personal responsibility,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “Please also remember to check in on your family, friends and neighbors, especially those who are elderly.”

The case count at the following link will only include county residents: www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php