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On April 18, following the lead of Dallas County, the City of Coppell further amended its 'Safer at Home' Emergency Orders to include a requirement that all residents wear a mask or some form of covering over their nose and mouth while in public. The Order also specifies fabric stores as essential businesses. Unless otherwise specified, the amended Orders will remain in place through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.
"It may feel a little strange to see people in public with faces covered, but please continue to be diligent," said Mayor Karen Hunt. "We continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and requiring residents to wear a mask in public is part of that. Our first responders are dedicated to educating and protecting the community, not citing residents. We aren't going to throw you in jail if you don't, but we need everyone to do their part – wear a mask if you go out in public. If you are going someplace where might be difficult to maintain social distancing OR a place where you are going to be around strangers, doesn't it make sense to take the extra measure of wearing a mask to be safe for you and your family? All believe we have been successful in our efforts to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus. Thank you for your dedication, and please continue to stay strong!"
COVID-19 has proven to spread person-to-person and adhere to surfaces for a prolonged period of time. These Orders are necessary to protect the lives, health, welfare and safety of the Coppell community. All closures will be in place through April 30, 2020, unless otherwise specified. All closures are subject to change as circumstances warrant.
Citywide Closures and Impacts (effective through April 30, 2020):
The Order authorizes Dallas County Sheriff's Office, the Dallas County Fire Marshal's Office, and other peace officers to enforce the Order. A violation of the Order is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days.
City of Coppell Facility Closures, Service Impacts and Event Cancelations (effective through April 28, 2020):
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and updates will be made as new information becomes available. The City of Coppell is working closely with community partners, including Coppell ISD, to keep the community informed. Visit coppelltx.gov/coronavirus for the latest information about closures and community impacts.
For more information about COVID-19, precautionary actions you can take or what to do if you fall ill, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.