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. This order will be rescinded effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Current COVID-19 Case Count

Thursday, March 4

North Texas811,855
Dallas County247,026
Rockwall County8,887
City of Rowlett5,679715,415

*Case count discrepancies may exist, due to incomplete or changing information. The data in this table represents the current data available to the Rowlett Office of Emergency Management.

Rowlett cases include 2,948 females and 2,693 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.

🔹 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. This order will be rescinded on Wednesday, March 10. See Executive Order GA-34 for more information.

🔹 Businesses may operate at 75% occupancy following the Open Texas protocols. This will increase to 100% on Wednesday, March 10 - see Executive Order GA-34 for more information.

For places of business that are 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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