Judge Jenkins issues "shelter in place" order for Dallas County
I know many of you are like me and have been trying to go about your days as normally as possible, which is why I am reaching out now. Judge Clay Jenkins has issued a "
Safer at Home Order
for Dallas County effective at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night.
This is like a “shelter in place” order, which is one of the more stringent measures available to authorities—save a full quarantine or lockdown—to compel residents to stay in their homes and limit movement. It also means the closure of all nonessential businesses and prohibiting their employees from leaving their homes to work.
Due to the recent spike in cases in Dallas County, Judge Jenkins feels this is the right move in order to contain the virus, prevent further spread, and most importantly prevent loss of life. I applaud Judge Jenkins’s leadership and agree with this decision.
I cannot emphasize enough to residents in HD 113 and across Dallas County to please listen and adhere to executive orders issued by the governor and county officials. While we don’t have anything like people crowding beaches as in Florida, we have had instances where there have been large congregations of people against the advice previously given.
All of us want to avoid the very real possibility of a full quarantine. Let’s all do our part to help in this effort by staying home and avoiding contact with anyone other than our immediate family. The exceptions are for those working with and for entities considered essential services.
We will get through this. Please stay safe and continue to follow the CDC recommendations: