Effective April 3, 2020 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2020, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins extended the order that all individuals anywhere in Dallas County (including Irving) to shelter at their place of residence. People may only leave their residences for essential activities, perform essential governmental functions, or to operate essential businesses. Essential businesses do include food and delivery pick-up, for a comprehensive listing of Irving delivery and pick-up options, click here. All businesses operating within Dallas County, except essential businesses are required to cease all activities at facilities located within Dallas County. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees working from home. All essential businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines linked below. All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.
Summary of Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins:
Minimum Basic Operations
*This applies to Dallas County Justices and not private hotel and apartment owners and landlords. It does not address displacement caused by notices to vacate for non-payment of rent or facility closures.
Effective statewide at 12:01 a.m. April 2, 2020 and continuing through April 30, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. This order supersedes any local rule where the two conflict and is also subject to extension.
Summary of Executive Order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Effective March 30, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered that every person who enters the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana or any other state proclaimed hereafter is subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine from the time of entry or the duration of the person's presence in Texas, whichever is shorter. These travelers are required to designate a quarantine location in such as a residence or hotel and provide the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the quarantine location and proceed directly to the designated quarantine location. Any covered person exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 shall be escorted to the designated quarantine location by a DPS Trooper. Use this form to request a quarantine exemption for business related travel not specifically covered in the Executive Order.
Summary of Executive Order of Texas Governor Gregg Abbott
Effective at noon on March 30, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered and later amended that every person who enters the State of Texas as a final destination through an airport from the state's of California, Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Washington and the Cities of Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami, Florida is subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine or the duration of the person's presence in Texas, whichever is shorter. These travelers are required to designate a place of quarantine such as a residence or hotel and provide the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the quarantine location and proceed directly to the designated quarantine location. Any covered person exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 shall be escorted to the designated quarantine location by a DPS Trooper. Use this form to request a quarantine exemption for business related travel not specifically covered in the Executive Order.
Summary of Executive Order of Texas Governor Gregg Abbott
Amended Order: Shelter-In-Place: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
Executive Order: Statewide Continuity of Essential Services and Activities - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order: Airport Screening and Self-Quarantine - Governor Greg Abbott
Proclamation: Adding to Airport Screening and Self-Quarantine Executive Order - Governor Gregg Abbott
Executive Order: Roadway Screening and Self-Quarantine - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order: Detention in County and Municipal Jails - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order: Prohibition of Public Gatherings: Texas - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order: Allowing Donations: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
Order: Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
Order: Continuance of Declaration of Local Disaster: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
State of Disaster Declaration: Texas - Governor Greg Abbott
Local Disaster For Public Health Emergency: Irving - Mayor Rick Stopher
The testing locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. You do not need to be a resident of Dallas County to visit the testing locations, but you do need to meet all of the criteria below:
There is an additional drive through location at Parkland Hospital, which is available by appointment only for current Parkland patients with a Parkland physician's order or are first responders and healthcare workers. Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060.
In addition to the 2-1-1 call option, the City of Irving has established its own call center, currently operational Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call center can be reached at 972-721-6655 or by email at COVIDemail@example.com
North Texas Support Line
The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority launched a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety. It is normal to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during times of public crisis. This dedicated line will provide relief to their traditional crisis line while providing the necessary support within our community as we work through this specific crisis. The NTBHA COVID-19 Mental Health Support line is available 24/7 and can be reached at 833-251-7544.
Statewide Support Line
Texas Health and Human Services also provides COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. Operated by the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, the support line offers trauma-informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge to people who call the hotline. The toll-free support line is available 24/7 and can be reached 833-986-1919.
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While our staff will not be in the office physically, they can all be reached via phone and email. A full listing of staff contact information can be found on the following pages:
Visit Irving Staff
Irving Convention Center Staff
General Email Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Phone Inquiries: 972-252-7476
Website Contact Form
Visit Irving and the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas are closely monitoring the international outbreak COVID-19, and we are diligently working with Texas Department of State Health Services and Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), as well as the U.S. Travel Association, Destinations International and the International Association of Venue Managers to stay abreast of the news, protocol and to share updates.
The best way you can protect yourself is to practice healthy habits every day and take steps that will protect yourself from being exposed to the spread of respiratory viruses. It is always recommended that people who are ill avoid travel to keep from potentially exposing others to viruses. Please follow the CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. Wash your hands often (between fingers and under nails) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
In addition to complying with the Dallas County Shelter-In-Place Order and City of Irving Ban on Public Gatherings, the Irving Convention Center is following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DCHHS protocols, we are increasing precautionary measures, training, and communication throughout the facility.