Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information
Developments continue to rapidly develop and change as Federal, State, and Local governments work to contain the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of reported positive cases. As of 10:00 a.m. today, there are 194 cases of the virus statewide, 74 confirmed cases in Dallas County, with nine within HD 113 - 4 in Garland, 4 in Mesquite, and 1 in Balch Springs. Five deaths as a result of contracting the virus have occurred within the state, which includes one former Richardson resident.
Mayors of cities across the DFW area have ordered restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and other public areas prone to large gatherings closed. Restaurants are being allowed to continue operating by providing take-out and delivery only. Businesses have been urged to, if they have the capability, let employees work from home.