Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tarrant County Updates Declaration of Local Disaster

Tarrant County has updated its Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency order. The order’s changes are effective today, March 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

According to Tarrant County, here is a high-level overview of the new changes:

  • Will close in-person worship services but will allow worship support staff to facilitate online services.
  • The new rules will also close malls and other non-essential retail establishments such as barbershops, hair salons, nail salons as well as spas and massage parlors.
  • Essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other establishments that sell household goods will remain open.
  • In-house dining at restaurants remains closed but drive-in, drive-through, takeout, and delivery are still permitted.

The updated Declaration can be read in its entirety here.

Tarrant County Public Health is now staffing its COVID-19 hotline 24/7. The number is (817) 248-6299.

Southlake businesses are subject to this order. If you have questions about how this affects your business or organization, please call (817) 748-8400. The City also has a list of online services. Visit this webpage for more information: www.CityofSouthlake.com/EServices.

To help you continue to stay informed as this situation evolves, the City has created a new information page on its website that provides a centralized place to find the latest news and resources for the Southlake community. It also contains links to county, state, and federal sites. For quick, easy access to the information you need, bookmark www.ProtectSouthlake.com.

You can also text PROTECTSLK to 888-777 for text message updates and be sure to follow the City’s social media to not only get the latest news but to stay connected with us and each other.