Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas, has announced tough restrictions on private businesses located in the city of Dallas in an effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
“The City of Dallas is also ordering the closing of all bars, lounges, taverns, night clubs, gyms and health clubs, theaters, and entertainment or amusement venues such as arcades and billiard halls,” said Mayor Johnson. The mandatory closing begins at midnight tonight. The timeline of the closings were not released.
Restaurants are allowed to remain open; however, they can only serve take out, drive thru, or delivery services. Dine in service is prohibited.
Community gatherings are now restricted to no more than 50 people.
“Dallas has the most aggressive rules of all the major cities in Texas for minimizing and slowing the spread of COVID-19.”
These restrictions were announced after Dallas County reported five (5) new cases of the Coronavirus. One of the cases likely attracted the illness through community spread. There are 15 cases in Dallas County.
“Take individual responsibility for ensuring we make it through this difficult time. As I have said repeatedly, practice good hygiene and social distancing. Wash your hands regularly with soap for 20 seconds. Cover your sneezes and coughs. Avoid crowds of any size, if at all possible. Quit shaking hands. Stay at home when you are sick.”