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Previous County Orders Issued by Judge Jenkins - Coronavirus Outbreak


May 20

Supplemental Order on Requirements for Food Processing Plants After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020.

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May 20

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

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May 20

Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020.

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May 15

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020.

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May 15

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

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May 15

Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2020.

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May 8

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

Effective as of 1:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

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Orden suplementaria sobre servicios reabiertos y plantas de procesamiento de alimentos

En vigencia a partir de las 1:00 p.m. el 8 de mayo de 2020 y continuando hasta las 11:59 p.m. el 15 de mayo de 2020.

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May 8

Amended Order: Long-Term Care Facilities

This Order shall be in effect beginning at 1:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.

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Orden modificada: Instalaciones de atención a largo plazo

Esta orden entrará en vigencia a partir de la 1:00 p.m. el 8 de mayo de 2020 y continuando hasta las 11:59 p.m. el 15 de mayo de 2020, o hasta que sea revocado, reemplazado o modificado de conformidad con la ley aplicable.

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May 8

Letter to Law Offices

Based on the Governor’s Orders, I have concluded that law offices may not open yet. My analysis follows. Law Offices are not among those listed for Reopened Services in Executive Order GA-18. Those services are limited to:

  • Retail services
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theaters
  • Shopping malls
  • Museums and libraries
  • Services provided by an individual working alone in an office
  • Golf courses
  • Local government operations

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May 4

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

Effective as of 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

  1. “Reopened Services” may operate in Dallas County in compliance with this Order.
  2. Reopened Services must comply Minimum Standard Health Protocols, in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, issued April 27, 2020. For clarity, to the extent the Governor’s Minimum Standard Health Protocols are recommendations, the Health Protocols are adopted as mandatory rules in Dallas County.

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Orden suplementaria sobre servicios reabiertos y plantas de procesamiento de alimentos

En vigencia a partir de las 5:00 p.m. el 4 de mayo de 2020 y continuando hasta las 11:59 p.m. el 15 de mayo de 2020.

  1. “Los “Servicios Reabiertos” pueden operar en el Condado de Dallas de conformidad con esta Orden.
  2. Los Servicios Reabiertos deben cumplir con los Protocolos mínimos de salud estándar, en The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, emitido el 27 de abril de 2020. Para mayor claridad, en la medida en que los Protocolos mínimos de salud estándar del gobernador son recomendaciones, los Protocolos de salud se adoptan como reglas obligatorias en el condado de Dallas.

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Governor Open Texas Report

In accordance with Governor Abbott's executive order GA-18, the following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all individuals in Texas. These minimum health protocols are not a limit on the health protocols that individuals may adopt. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans.

Click here to read the full report.