Passing that 15% benchmark means Jenkins now has authority, through state executive order, to limit capacity in public … Gatherings of more than 500 people are now banned at least through March 20 in Dallas County as an individual with no travel history is believed to have contracted COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Greg Abbott has made an exception for weddings. The county is also strongly discouraging those gatherings with 250 people or more, Jenkins said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that any events or mass gatherings of 50 or more people should be canceled or postponed for the next eight weeks. Leaders in the city and county of Dallas Monday ordered all community gatherings to be capped at 50 people and that all bars, lounges, taverns, nightclubs, health clubs … Dallas County officials announced stricter restrictions going into effect Thursday, limiting social restrictions and halted evictions for the next 60 days. Gov. ... Parkland Health and Hospital System, the city of Dallas and the federal government. Dallas County limits ‘recreational’ gatherings to slow cases of coronavirus Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said testing supplies are on their way to help collect samples from 5,000 people a week 17-03-2020 22:15 via nbcdfw.com. Of those, 1,420 are confirmed cases and 150 are probable cases. Dallas County Update on Community Gathering Restrictions Expected Monday 16-03-2020 19:31 via nbcdfw.com Dallas city leaders are expected to hold a news conference Monday afternoon to address the latest on the fight against the spread of COVID-19. DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,570 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Dallas County on Monday, Jan. 4. There is a cumulative total of 179,594 confirmed cases (PCR test). In both cases, though, weddings are exempt from the restrictions, as long as they follow certain other guidelines. Dallas County is returning to more COVID-19 restrictions beginning Friday.. County Judge Clay Jenkins told Texas Standard that the move is necessary because for more than seven consecutive days, more than 15% of patients at area hospitals are being treated for COVID-19. Party No More: Dallas County Limits Social Gatherings to 10 March 18, 2020 March 24, 2020 Bethany Erickson 5 Comments That backyard barbecue (provided you can actually get all the supplies for it) is going to have to wait – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced further restrictions on how many can gather in one spot at any given time. There is a … Counties Offer Mixed Messages With COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions. When it comes to restrictions on gatherings and business closures, every city and county is doing something different. “It is imperative the public do their part in following this community gathering order,” he … Austin-Travis County leaders followed with their own local orders soon after. They can still go on at 50% capacity, despite his order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more.