Duncanville and Dallas County Amended Safer At Home Orders

April 8, 2020 Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins amended the Safer at Home order. Those amendments were added to the Duncanville order by Mayor Barry L. Gordon on April 9, 2020.

These latest amendments include restrictions on short-term rentals and door-to-door solicitations.



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

City Council Extends Safer at Home Order to May 6, 2020

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At the Regular Session City Council meeting held April 7, 2020, the City Council reviewed the local disaster declaration and public health order and voted unanimously to approve a resolution extending the order until May 6, 2020.

This post has been edited, removing “The order mirrors Dallas County’s April 30” as the Duncanville Order is set to continue to May 6, the day after the next Duncanville City Council Meeting.

People are encouraged shelter in place, leaving their homes for only essential work or activities. Social distancing, which is to maintain at least 6 feet between persons, continues to be the best practice when outside the home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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

April 6 Amended Order with Rules for Financial Institutions, Realtors, Common Carriers and Delivery Services

April 6 amended order includes the following:

  • Adds Rules for Financial Institutions and Realtors
    • Establishes rules for financial institutions and realtors to follow when conducting business in Dallas County, including safety standards.
  • Adds Rules for Common Carriers, Delivery Services, and Related Companies
    • Establishes safety rules for common carriers, motor carriers, private carriers, shippers, delivery services, moving companies and contract carriers that load or unload cargo, supplies, equipment or goods at any point located in Dallas County.

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

Amended Order of Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon

Order Summary:

The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, this Order requires all individuals anywhere in the city of Duncanville 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 9:00 p.m. on the date hereof and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on May 6th, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below.

  • Shelter in Place Amended Order effective April 2, 2020 at 9:00 PM
  • The order is effective through May 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM
  • Exceptions for essential activities
  • Exceptions for essential work to provide:
    • Essential business
    • Essential government
    • Essential public infrastructure construction, including housing
    • Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Duncanville Police Department and other licensed peace officers, are hereby authorized to enforce this order.



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

April 3, 2020 Amended Shelter in Place Order from Dallas County

Summary: The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, 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. This Order takes effect at 11:10 a.m. on April 3, 2020 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below.


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

Amended Shelter in Place Order with Laboratory Test Reporting Requirements and Retail Safety Rules

DATE AMENDED ORDER ISSUED: March 31, 2020

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an amended order effective at 11:59 PM on March 31, 2020 that further refined language for laboratory reporting, property loss or damage, and added safety rules for essential retailers.

The amended order includes the following:

  • Added Laboratory Reporting Language
    • All public, private, and commercial laboratories operating within Dallas County and performing CVID-19 testing shall report by 5:00 p.m. each day for the prior 24-hour period:
      • The number of COVID-19 tests performed; and
      • The number of positive COVID-19 tests.
  • Added Safety Rules for Essential Retailers
    • All essential retail establishments, including grocery stores, gas stations, and pet supplies stores must follow the safety rules set out in Exhibit A
  • Added language clarifying that COVID-19 causes property loss or damage.
    • This clarification helps trigger business interruption insurance.

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