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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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The City of Richardson has declared a Local State of Disaster Due to a Public Health Emergency to help contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

To read the declaration, click here
To read the press release, click here.
Why orders approved through April 30th, click here.

The City of Richardson has joined the North Texas community in monitoring the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as (COVID-19). The City is working with federal, state and county health officials following guidance from health experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services, Collin County and Dallas County Health Departments.

Any potential impacts COVID-19 may have on municipal programs, projects and services will be posted to this page.

Last Updated: March 27, 2020

What You Need to Know

  • City Council has approved a continuation of the Declaration of Disaster effective until April 30, 2020 or unless superseded, canceled, modified, amended or terminated by the Mayor and/or the City Council.

  • Residents are asked to stay at home and limit movement as a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  •  All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any non-essential reason are temporarily banned.

  •  Essential businesses allowed to continue operations include: healthcare operations, government functions, and childcare services. For a full list, visit the “Definition of Essential Businesses” page.

  •  Retail food (for example grocery stores, restaurants and gas stations) may remain open but are limited to take-out, pick-up and delivery service.

  •  If someone in a household tests positive for coronavirus, the household is ordered to isolate at home in accordance with CDC guidelines.

  •  A limit on the purchase of toilet paper has been established. Residents may purchase only 12 rolls, or one package, whichever is greater, at a time.

  •  All elective medical, surgical and dental procedures are prohibited.


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Dallas opens COVID-19 testing locations

Two COVID-19 testing sites have been opened in Dallas. The sites are located at 2500 Victory Plaza next to the American Airlines Center and 9191 S. Polk St. just south of Interstate 20 near John Kincaide Stadium. Testing locations are open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

To be tested, people must have each of the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • A temperature of 99.6 degrees of higher

Anyone not meeting the criteria above will not be tested.

Texas Public Safety Order
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order placing statewide restrictions on a variety of activities in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order is active statewide until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, subject to extension based on the status of COVID- 19 in Texas.
View Order



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