2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 COVID19-graphic“Protecting the health and safety of our citizens is our highest priority. We are vigilantly monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and will continue to participate in state, regional and local response measures.”
Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases effective at 12:01 p.m. on July 3, 2020.

Current COVID-19 Case Count

Thursday, July 30

North Texas102,847
Dallas County49,269
Rockwall County75017654
City of Rowlett5609222

Rowlett cases include 303 females and 248 males. They range in age from 7 months to over 90. The City of Rowlett joins with other government entities in protecting the privacy and safety of households with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. With federal guidance, the City’s health authority provides direction to those individuals to self-quarantine. When necessary, the City’s health authority can legally enforce directives for isolation, quarantine or conditional release, including movement restrictions, for the purpose of protecting the public’s health. Rowlett will continue to alert the public about any new cases but will restrict information to age range and gender as it is available to us.
Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Case Count Dashboard 

The City of Rowlett is under a Declaration of Local Disaster Order. 

The directives in this order, along with its expiration date, mirror the Executive Orders put in place by Governor Abbott. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Executive Orders 

🔹 People over the age of 65 are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; to maintain appropriate distance from any member of the household who has been out of the residence in the previous 14 days. See page 6 of the Texans Helping Texans - the Governor’s Report to Open Texas for more information.

🔹 In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

🔹 All Texans must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases effective at 12:01 p.m. on July 3, 2020.  See Executive Order GA-29 for exceptions.  

🔹 Operating at 50% occupancy following the Open Texas protocols include:

  • Dine-in restaurants - the use of restaurant drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is still highly encouraged.
  • Movie theaters.
  • Amusement parks and carnivals.
  • Shopping malls, museums and libraries. 
  • Fine arts performance halls.
  • Bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcasting, and skating rinks.  
  • Rodeos and Equestrian Events. 
  • Aquariums, natural caverns, and similar facilities.
  • Wedding and wedding reception venues.
  • Swimming pools.
  • Water parks. 
  • Services provided by office workers.
  • Manufacturing services.
  • Gyms and exercise facilities.

🔹 Other services reopened following the Open Texas protocols include:

  • Cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons/shops, tanning salons, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios, electrolysis, waxing, and hair loss treatment and growth services.
  • Medical and dental service providers.
  • Golf courses.
  • Child care services and youth clubs.
  • Driver education programs.
  • Day and overnight youth camps. 
  • Youth sports.
  • Outdoor events.
  • Recreational sports programs for adults. 
  • Professional sports organizations may apply to the Department of State Health Services for approval to hold professional sporting events in Texas without in-person spectators.

🔹 Bars are closed. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

🔹 For places of business that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID- 19.

County Orders 

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