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.
Effective statewide, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered that every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space where six feet of social distancing cannot be feasibly maintained. This order will be enforced by a verbal or written warning for first time violators and by a fine not to exceed $250 for a second violation and each violation after that.
Exceptions to the Face-Covering Requirement
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).
Effective statewide, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered a targeted response to the COVID-19 disaster as part of the reopening of Texas (Amended GA 28). This executive order supersedes any conflicting order issued by local officials in response to the COVID-19 disaster. Additionally, Governor Abbott ordered the suspension of all elective surgeries to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations (GA 27).
Overview of Expanded Opened Services
Summary of Executive Order GA 28 of Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Effective June 19, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2020, all commercial entities in Dallas County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy that requires, at a minimum, all employees and visitors wear face coverings when in close proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.
Summary of Amended Order of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
Effective June 12, 2020 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. August 4, 2020, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered the following continuing requirements after the expiration of stay home, stay safe.
Summary of Continuing Requirements Order of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
Executive Order: Requiring the Use of Face Coverings - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order: Targeted Response as Part of the Reopening of Texas - Governor Greg Abbott
Amended Order: Targeted Response as Part of the Reopening of Texas - Governor Greg Abbott
Executive Order: Suspension of Elective Surgery to Increase Hospital Capacity - Governor Greg Abbott
Supplemental Order: Dallas County Face Masks Requirement - Judge Clay Jenkins
Supplemental Order: Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
Executive Order: Expanded Opening of Texas Phase III - Governor Greg Abbott
Supplemental Order: Food Processing Plants: Dallas County - Judge Clay Jenkins
Amended 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
In accordance with Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders, the minimum recommended health protocols for Texans can be found in the Open Texas Checklists: Phase III.
The University of Dallas
1845 E Northgate Dr., Lot B, Irving, TX
Ellis Davis Field House
9191 S. Polk St., Dallas, TX
The testing locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. You do not need to be a resident of Dallas County to visit the testing locations, but you do need to meet at least one of the criteria below:
At home mobile testing and neighborhood walk-up testing sites are also available for City of Dallas and Dallas County residents. To view additional testing locations visit the Dallas City Hall website or the Dallas County website.
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.
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: email@example.com
General Phone Inquiries: 972-252-7476
Website Contact Form
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.