Saturday, August 20, 2022

The Dos and Don’ts of Stay-at-Home

There are a lot of questions about what stay-at-home means and what you’re allowed and not allowed to do until the order expires April 7. To help, we created a list of dos and don’ts.


DO Walk Your Dog – Outside walks and jogs are permitted. Remember to follow social distancing requirements and stay six feet apart from others.

DON’T Go to the Playground – While City parks are open, playgrounds, basketball courts and other amenities are closed to the public. Here’s a breakdown of what’s open and what’s not. You can take a stroll in the park, as long as it’s not a social gathering or grouping outside of your household and you are following social distancing requirements.

DO Order Takeout or Delivery from a Southlake Restaurant – Restaurants can serve takeout and delivery. So, pick out a restaurant from this list and place your order!

DON’T Go To Work If You’re Not Considered an Essential Service or Business – Have questions? Take a look at our summary of the order. Telecommute when possible.

DO a Scavenger Hunt – While you’re exercising outdoors, play our scavenger hunt! Remember to follow the social distancing requirements.

DON’T Organize a Social Outing – Instead of meeting your friends in-person, organize a video chat.

DO Grocery Shop – Grocery stores are open, so pick up some necessities or order online and use the store’s pick up or delivery services.

DON’T Panic Buy – When shopping, buy what you need. There’s no need to hoard.

DO Have Fun – It’s a stressful time for all of us. Make the most of it with at-home activities. Here’s a list!

Have more questions? Watch Deputy Mayor Pro Tem John Huffman and Assistant City Manager Alison Ortowski give a breakdown in this video or review our summary of the order here.

View the full Tarrant County order here.

To help our community find the latest news and resources on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the City has created an information page on its website at Bookmark this page for easy, quick access to the information you need and stay on top of how the City is responding.

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