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 County Confirmed Cases Deaths 
Dallas County 1,331 9
Denton County 1,280 16
 Collin County 2 0
 *As of 9/24/20.  

 
 Statewide COVID-19 Update Dashboard by Texas Department of State Health Services

 Dallas County Interactive Zipcode Heatmap

 Denton County COVID-19 Update Dashboard

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Latest Updates

9/17/20 Gov. Abbott Loosens Restrictions; Expands Reopening to 75 Percent Capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott announced at   a press conference on Thursday, September 17 that businesses and facilities currently open at 50% capacity may expand to 75% capacity starting Monday, Sept. 21. in regions where COVID-19 hospitalizations have been fewer than 15% for at least seven consecutive days

  • Businesses and facilities include: restaurants, retail establishments, offices, manufacturing facilities, libraries, museums, and gyms. Bars remain closed at this time.

  • Per the governor's order City facilities including City Hall, Municipal Court, A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center, Rosemeade and Crosby Recreation Centers, and Josey Ranch Lake and Hebron & Josey Libraries will expand capacity from 50% to 75% beginning Monday, Sept. 21. The Senior Center will remain physically closed, but continue to offer virtual and outdoor, in-person programming. 

  • Starting Thursday, Sept. 24, nursing facilities that meet certain protocols will also begin allowing more visitors, with more details forthcoming. Elective surgeries in select regions may also resume, effective immediately. 

  • The statewide mask mandate remains in effect until further notice.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) News & Updates

 

9/3/20  Dallas County Announces Lower COVID-19 Risk Level

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that officials were lowering the COVID-19 risk level from red, “Stay Home, Stay Safe” to orange, “Extreme Caution.”

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins attributed the achievement to the community’s actions to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus such as wearing masks, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet, practicing good hygiene, and avoiding unnecessary travel and large crowds.

County officials also said residents should continue to observe the precautions that have helped lower the infection rate across the county, and that lowering the risk level was not a cue to relax safety practices especially during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

The statement from Dallas County came a day after the White House announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would have the authority to temporarily halt evictions nationwide for individuals who have lost work during the pandemic and have no other safe housing options. 

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6/26/20 Gov. Abbott Issues Order Restricting Texas Restaurants & Bars

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order today requiring all bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51 percent in gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages to close by 12 p.m. on June 26.

These businesses may remain open for delivery and takeout, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

The order allows restaurants to remain open for dine-in services, but at a capacity not to exceed 50 percent beginning Monday, June 29. This occupancy limit is down from the previously expanded limit of 75 percent that began June 12 as part of the State’s third phase of reopening. Further phases to reopen Texas have been paused.

Under the order, rafting and tubing businesses must also close, and outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions such as religious services, childcare services, and youth camps.

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6/25/20 Gov. Abbott Issues Order Requiring Dallas Co. Hospitals to Suspend Elective Procedures 

On Thursday, June 25 Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring hospitals in Dallas, Bexar, Harris, and Travis Counties to postpone all elective surgeries and procedures, beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 26.

According to the order, all hospitals in these counties are ordered to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition or to preserve the life of a patient who without timely performance of the procedure would be at risk for adverse medical consequences or death. The order does not apply to procedures that would not deplete hospital capacity needed for COVID-19 patients. Abbott can add or subtract from the list of effected counties by proclamation.

As of 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting more than 125,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the state, with 18,135 of those being in Dallas County. As of noon on Thursday, June 25, there have been 581 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Carrollton community and 8 related deaths. Abbott said on Monday, June 22 that “COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in the state of Texas, and it must be corralled.”

To learn more about the strategies being taken by the state and each of the counties in which Carrollton resides to slow the spread, click here. To confirm which County a person might reside in, click here for the City’s searchable, interactive map that includes county lines, as well as school districts within Carrollton's city limits.


 
6/19/20 Dallas County to Require Businesses to Enforce Use of Face Coverings for Visitors and Workers

Dallas County Commissioners voted Friday, June 19 to issue an order requiring Dallas County businesses that provide goods or services directly to the public to ensure all employees and customers over the age of 10 wear a mask or face covering. The new measure goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 19.
 
Although a strong recommendation until now per Gov. Greg Abbott's most recent executive order, the new Dallas County order mandates face coverings with a potential penalty of $500 for businesses that fail to comply. 
 
The order also states that all people 10 and older shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others. However, no civil or criminal penalty will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering, consistent with the governor's order. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges face coverings for people over the age of two.

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 Coronavirus News Archive

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is coronavirus and how does it spread?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019 and has spread around the globe. Health experts are concerned because the new virus has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people, especially those over age 60 or who have weakened immune systems. 

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This happens most commonly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Current evidence suggests that COVID-19 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials, so citizens are urged to practice routine cleaning of frequently touched objects.
 
 What is the City doing?
The City of Carrollton remains in daily contact with health officials from Dallas, Denton, and Collin Counties as well as the Texas Department of State Health Services and is working closely with Dallas, Denton, and Collin Counties to enforce all County and State orders.

 What is the County’s role?
The Dallas, Denton, and Collin County health departments are responsible for case investigation, follow-up with persons under monitoring, and reporting cases to cities, the state, and the public.

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Interactive County & School District Map

 

Did you know? The City of Carrollton resides in three counties: Dallas County, Denton County, and a small portion of Collin County. Each county is subject to its own health orders, recommendations, and restrictions in addition to state and national mandates, guidelines, and recommendations.

To find out what county you live in, check out the City’s searchable, interactive map that includes county lines, as well as school districts within Carrollton's city limits: click here.