Dallas County issues "stay home" order

Dallas County Judge Jenkins issues "Stay Home Stay Safe" order effective March 23, 2020 11:59pm. (MGN/file)
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DALLAS CO., Texas (KWTX) Dallas County Judge Jenkins has issued a "Stay Home Stay Safe" order effective March 23, 2020 11:59pm.

The order will last until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020.

The order states, all individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence.

"For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities," it says.

It states people can leave their residences only for essential activity or to provide or perform essential businesses.

"All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County," it states.

The order says businesses can continue operations if employees or contractors work exclusively from home.

"All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein," the order says.

Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law.