Visit Irving, Texas is 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 the latest updates.
Where Can I Get a COVID Test to Travel?
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport located at Terminal D (three locations): Schedule an appointment here.
More information about testing requirements for travel and where to get tested can be found here.
Traveling/Returning to Canada:
Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins on Required Use of a Face Mask in Certain Public Spaces
Effective August 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered the Required Use of a Face Mask in Certain Public Space. The order covers child care centers, pre-K to grade 12 public schools, commercial entities (businesses) providing goods or services directly to the public, and buildings or offices owned or operated by Dallas County. Irving is located in Dallas County. A FAQ sheet from the Dallas County Office of the County Judge can be found here.
Summary of Dallas County Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins on Required Use of a Face Mask in Certain Public Space
Does the Irving Convention Center require face masks?
No, the Irving Convention Center is exempt from the Dallas County Order.
Order Relating to the State's Continued Response to the COVID-19 Disaster (GA38)
Effective statewide Thursday July 29, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered (GA 38) that all hospitals submit daily reports of bed capacity to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSC). Every public and private entity that utilizing an FDA-approved COVID-19 test shall submit daily results to DHSC.
All vaccines continue to be voluntary for all Texans and Texans’ private health information is protected against compelled disclosure.
Summary of Executive Order GA 38 of Texas Governor Greg Abbott
What is Dallas County's COVID-19 risk level?
Assume Personal Responsibility: Public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. Residents should take responsibility, stay informed, take actions based on common sense, and follow the guidance offered by health care experts.
Do an Honest Self-Assessment: All individuals are encouraged to perform an honest self-assessment before engaging in activities outside of the home. This assessment should include asking two questions and if the answer to either of these questions is yes, then exercise extra caution and discretion before leaving the home:
Perform Protective Hygiene, Distance Yourself Physically and Clean the Environment: Dallas County (including Irving) residents and visitors should practice good hygiene and cleaning practices to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus.These include:
Assess the Risk: Individuals should assess their risk and make decisions based on their specific circumstances. Those at high risk for COVID-19 (elderly, diabetic, etc.) and those around them should use extra precautions as outlined by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS).
What are the official COVID-19 orders and declarations?
Order: Required Use of a Face Mask in Certain Public Space - Judge Clay Jenkins
Executive Order (GA 38) Continued Response to the COVID-19 Disaster - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order (GA 36) Prohibition of Government Entities to Mandate Face Coverings - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order (GA 35) Vaccines and the Protection of Texan's Private Health Information - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order (GA 34) Reopening of Texas - Governor Greg Abbott
Order: Continuance of Declaration of Local Disaster: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
State of Disaster Proclamation - COVID-19: Texas - Governor Greg Abbott
Local Disaster For Public Health Emergency: Irving - Mayor Rick Stopher
What additional resources are there for COVID-19 information?