MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ADDING FURTHER WATER USAGE RESTRICTIONS TO CAR WASHES AND MANUFACTURING

Duncanville, TX (February 19, 2021) – Duncanville, in accordance with the City’s Water Conservation Plan, implemented a STAGE 3 – Water Warning on Thursday, February 18, 2021.  The trigger for a STAGE 3 – Water Warning is a combination of ground and elevated storage capacity within the city being below 50% at the beginning of a 24-hour period. 

The drawdown of water has been caused by water line breaks due to freezing weather and challenges within the water distribution system due to power outages. As of the afternoon of Friday, February 19, 2021 storage levels fell below 40% leading to an executive order being issued by Duncanville’s Mayor.

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon signed an executive order directing industrial and manufacturing activity for high to cease and desist operations.

Per the Water Drought Contingency Plan, the order also directs that all retail and commercial customers disable irrigation systems, hotel operations reduce laundry of towels and linens and residents continue to limit water usage per the STAGE 3 – Water Warning in the following ways:

  1. Reduce toilet flushing
  2. Reduce shower use
  3. Reduce dishwasher use (maximize capacity when operating)
  4. Reduce/postpone washing clothes

As temperatures are expected to drop overnight, residents may continue to allow faucets to drip in an effort to prevent pipe freezing and bursting.

Both business’ and residents’ participation in this conservation effort will help to prevent the potential for a water boil notice by helping the city’s water supply return to the levels necessary to safely serve the community.


ORDER OF MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON DATE ORDER ISSUED:
February 19, 2021

Summary: The City of Duncanville, Dallas county and the North Texas region has experienced an unprecedent winter weather events. The accumulation of snow and extreme low temperatures has significantly impacted the municipal water system with household business and city water line ruptures. The result circumstance has led to meaningful reduction of water capacity and the ability to deliver potable water to citizens. Moreover, combined ground and elevated storage is below forty percent (40%) of usage capacity.

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DUNCANVILLE MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19th, 2021, and continuing until 6:59 p.m. on February 26th, 2021, the following mandatory actions are hereby directed to immediately cease and desist operations of (a) any industrial and/or manufacturing activity for high consumption industrial users based on average use as determined by 2020 daily average in excess of two thousand gallons of water per day which include but not limited to, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple Corrugated, (b) all commercial car wash facilities shall cease operation.
  2. That the Water Drought Contingency Plan shall continue to be given effective except where in conflict with this order.
  3. I am directing that all residential retail and commercial customers completely disable and shut off irrigation systems.
  4. I am requesting all hotel operations to reduce work usage and encourage reuse of towels and linens from multi-night occupants.
  5. Lastly, I am requesting to reduce
    1. sanitation flushing
    2. reduce shower and bathing
    3. reduce dishwasher use
    4. reduce / postpone laundry of clothing
  6. Any customer violating Section 1 (a) or (b) of this Order may have its water meter disabled or removed and/or may be assessed a criminal penalty as a Class C misdemeanor in an amount of five hundred dollars as a maximum fine. Each and every violation of each day shall be a separate violation.
  7. The City shall waive or reduce permit fees for plumbing repairs (commercial and residential), water heater and related fire suppression fees for a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days.
  8. Any conflict between this Order or with any ordinance of the City of Duncanville, the most restrictive provisions shall apply.
  9. This Order shall be effective until 6:59 p.m. on February 26, 2021, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.
  10. The City of Duncanville must promptly provide copies of this Order by posting on the City of Duncanville website. In addition, the owner, manager, or operator of any facility that is likely to be impacted by this Order is strongly encouraged to post a copy of this Order onsite and to provide a copy to any member of the public asking for a copy. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of this Order.

IT IS SO ORDERED

BARRY L. GORDON MAYOR – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS

DECLARACIÓN DE DESASTRE LOCAL Y ESTADO DE EMERGENCIA

CONSIDERANDO QUE, que el 14 de febrero de 2021 ocurrió un evento climático severo que resultó en la acumulación de nevadas significativas y temperaturas de congelación prolongadas y extremas; y

CONSIDERANDO QUE, se deben tomar medidas razonables para hacer frente a este desastre para prevenir efectos en toda la ciudad de Duncanville y el condado de Dallas; y

CONSIDERANDO QUE, el Gobernador ha declarado una emergencia en todo el estado al proclamar tales condiciones.

AHORA, POR LO TANTO, YO, BARRY L. GORDON, ALCALDE DE LA CIUDAD DE DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS, PROCLAMO POR LA PRESENTE a las 7:00 p.m., el día 19 de febrero de 2021, un estado local de desastre; y:

  1. Que por la presente se declara un estado local de desastre por emergencia de salud y seguridad pública para la ciudad de Duncanville, Texas, de conformidad con la sección 418.108 (a) del Código de Gobierno de Texas.
  2. De conformidad con la sección 418.108 (b) del Código de Gobierno, el estado de desastre por emergencia de salud y seguridad pública continuará hasta el 26 de febrero de 2021 a menos que el Ayuntamiento de Duncanville, Texas lo continúe o lo renueve.
  3. De conformidad con la sección 418.108 (c) del Código de Gobierno, esta declaración de un estado local de desastre para una emergencia de salud y seguridad pública se dará a conocer rápidamente y en general y se archivará inmediatamente con la Secretaria de la Ciudad.
  4. De conformidad con la sección 418.108 (d) del Código de Gobierno, esta declaración de un estado local de desastre activa el plan de manejo de emergencias de la Ciudad de Duncanville.
  5. La orden está sujeta a la Proclamación del Gobernador de conformidad con la Sección 418.016 del Código de Gobierno de Texas, cualquier estatuto regulatorio que prescriba los procedimientos para la realización de negocios estatales o cualquier orden o regla de una agencia estatal que de alguna manera prevenga, obstaculice o retrase la acción necesaria para hacer frente a este desastre se suspenderá con la aprobación por escrito de la Oficina del Gobernador. Sin embargo, en la medida en que la aplicación de cualquier estatuto estatal o regla administrativa con respecto a la contratación o adquisición impidiera la respuesta de emergencia de cualquier agencia estatal que sea necesaria para proteger la vida o la propiedad amenazada por este desastre declarado. Por la presente autorizo la suspensión de tales estatutos y reglas por la duración de este desastre declarado.
  6. Además, ordeno al Administrador Interino de la Ciudad, o su designado, que emprenda cualquier acción razonable y que lleve a cabo las medidas de mitigación de desastres necesarias para proteger la salud, seguridad y bienestar general de los ciudadanos de Duncanville bajo el Plan de Manejo de Emergencias según sea necesario.
  7. Que esta proclamación tomara efecto inmediatamente desde y después de su emisión.

DECLARADO el 19 de febrero de 2021

Robert E. Hager

Abogado de la Ciudad

BARRY L. GORDON

Alcade, Ciudad de Duncanville

Kristin Downs

Secretaria de la Ciudad


Declaration of Local Disaster and State Emergency

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2021 a severe weather event occurred resulting in the accumulation of significant snowfall and extreme prolonged freezing temperatures; and

WHEREAS, reasonable measures must be taken to cope with this disaster to prevent effects throughout the City of Duncanville and Dallas County; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has declared a statewide emergency by proclamation for such conditions.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARRY L. GORDON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM at 7:00 p.m., on the 19 th day of February 2021, a local state of disaster; and:

  1. That a local state of disaster for public health and safety emergency is hereby declared for the City of Duncanville, Texas, pursuant to section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.
  2. Pursuant to section 418.108(b) of the Government Code, the state of disaster for public health and safety emergency shall continue through February 26, 2021 unless continued or renewed by the City Council of Duncanville, Texas.
  3. Pursuant to section 418.108(c) of the Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster for public health and safety emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary.
  4. Pursuant to section 418.108(d) of the Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the City of Duncanville emergency management plan.
  5. The order is subject to the Proclamation of the Governor pursuant to Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency’s emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster. I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.
  6. I further direct the Interim City Manager, or his designee, to undertake whatever reasonable action and to conduct whatever disaster mitigation measures necessary to protect the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Duncanville under the Emergency Management Plan as necessary.
  7. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

DECLARED this 19 th day of February 2021.

ORDEN DEL ALCALDE BARRY L. GORDON

FECHA DE ORDEN EMITIDA: 19 de febrero 2021

Resumen: la ciudad de Duncanville, el condado de Dallas y la región norte de Texas han experimentado un clima invernal sin precedentes. La acumulación de nieve y temperaturas extremadamente bajas ha impactado significativamente el sistema de agua municipal con rupturas en las líneas de agua de los hogares, los negocios y la ciudad. La circunstancia resultante ha llevado a una reducción significativa de la capacidad de agua y la capacidad de suministrar agua potable a los ciudadanos. Además, el almacenamiento combinado en suelo y elevado está por debajo del cuarenta por ciento (40%) de la capacidad de uso.

BAJO LA SECCIÓN 418.108 DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE LA AUTORIDAD DE TEXAS, EL ALCALDE DE DUNCANVILLE BARRY L. GORDON ORDENA:

  1. Efectivo a partir de las 7:00 p.m. el viernes 19 de febrero de 2021 y hasta las 6:59 p.m. el 26 de febrero de 2021, se ordenan las siguientes acciones obligatorias para cesar y desistir inmediatamente de las operaciones de (a) cualquier actividad industrial y / o manufacturera para usuarios industriales de alto consumo con base en el uso promedio según lo determinado por el promedio diario de 2020 en exceso de dos mil galones de agua por día, que incluyen pero no se limitan a, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple corrugado, (b) todas las instalaciones de lavado de coches comerciales deberán cesar la operación.
  2. Que el Plan de Contingencia de Sequía de Agua continuará siendo efectivo excepto cuando esté en conflicto con esta orden.
  3. Estoy indicando que todos los clientes residenciales, minoristas y comerciales desactiven y apaguen completamente los sistemas de riego.
  4. Estoy solicitando a todas las operaciones del hotel que reduzcan el uso del trabajo y animen la reutilización de toallas y ropa de cama de los ocupantes de varias noches.
  5. Por último, solicito reducir
  6. lavado de saneamiento
  7. reducir la ducha y el baño
  8. reducir el uso del lavavajillas
  9. reducir / posponer el lavado de ropa
  10. Cualquier cliente que viole la Sección 1 (a) o (b) de esta Orden se le puede inhabilitar o remover el medidor de agua y / o se le puede imponer una sanción penal como un delito menor de Clase C por una cantidad de quinientos dólares como multa máxima. Todas y cada una de las violaciones de cada día serán una violación separada.
  11. La Ciudad eximirá o reducirá las tarifas de permisos para reparaciones de plomería (comerciales y residenciales), calentadores de agua y extinción de incendios por un período que no exceda los treinta (30) días calendario.
  12. Cualquier conflicto entre esta Orden o con cualquier ordenanza de la Ciudad de Duncanville, se aplicarán las disposiciones más restrictivas.
  13. 9. Esta Orden será efectiva hasta las 6:59 p.m. del 26 de febrero de 2021, o hasta que sea rescindida, reemplazada o enmendada de conformidad con la ley aplicable.
  14. La Ciudad de Duncanville debe proporcionar rápidamente copias de esta Orden mediante la publicación en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Duncanville. Además, se recomienda encarecidamente al propietario, gerente u operador de cualquier instalación que pueda verse afectada por esta Orden que publique una copia de esta Orden en el sitio y que proporcione una copia a cualquier miembro del público que solicite una copia. Si cualquier subsección, oración, cláusula, frase o palabra de esta Orden o cualquier aplicación de la misma a cualquier persona, estructura, reunión o circunstancia se considera inválida o inconstitucional por una decisión de un tribunal de jurisdicción competente, entonces dicha decisión no afectará la validez de las restantes partes o aplicaciones de esta Orden.

ES ASI ORDENADO

BARRY L. GORDON

ALCALDE – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS


ORDEN DEL ALCALDE BARRY L. GORDON

FECHA DE ORDEN EMITIDA: 19 de febrero 2021

Resumen: la ciudad de Duncanville, el condado de Dallas y la región norte de Texas han experimentado un clima invernal sin precedentes. La acumulación de nieve y temperaturas extremadamente bajas ha impactado significativamente el sistema de agua municipal con rupturas en las líneas de agua de los hogares, los negocios y la ciudad. La circunstancia resultante ha llevado a una reducción significativa de la capacidad de agua y la capacidad de suministrar agua potable a los ciudadanos. Además, el almacenamiento combinado en suelo y elevado está por debajo del cuarenta por ciento (40%) de la capacidad de uso.

BAJO LA SECCIÓN 418.108 DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE LA AUTORIDAD DE TEXAS, EL ALCALDE DE DUNCANVILLE BARRY L. GORDON ORDENA:

  1. Efectivo a partir de las 7:00 p.m. el viernes 19 de febrero de 2021 y hasta las 6:59 p.m. el 26 de febrero de 2021, se ordenan las siguientes acciones obligatorias para cesar y desistir inmediatamente de las operaciones de (a) cualquier actividad industrial y / o manufacturera para usuarios industriales de alto consumo con base en el uso promedio según lo determinado por el promedio diario de 2020 en exceso de dos mil galones de agua por día, que incluyen pero no se limitan a, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple corrugado, (b) todas las instalaciones de lavado de coches comerciales deberán cesar la operación.
  2. Que el Plan de Contingencia de Sequía de Agua continuará siendo efectivo excepto cuando esté en conflicto con esta orden.
  3. Estoy indicando que todos los clientes residenciales, minoristas y comerciales desactiven y apaguen completamente los sistemas de riego.
  4. Estoy solicitando a todas las operaciones del hotel que reduzcan el uso del trabajo y animen la reutilización de toallas y ropa de cama de los ocupantes de varias noches.
  5. Por último, solicito reducir
  6. lavado de saneamiento
  7. reducir la ducha y el baño
  8. reducir el uso del lavavajillas
  9. reducir / posponer el lavado de ropa
  10. Cualquier cliente que viole la Sección 1 (a) o (b) de esta Orden se le puede inhabilitar o remover el medidor de agua y / o se le puede imponer una sanción penal como un delito menor de Clase C por una cantidad de quinientos dólares como multa máxima. Todas y cada una de las violaciones de cada día serán una violación separada.
  11. La Ciudad eximirá o reducirá las tarifas de permisos para reparaciones de plomería (comerciales y residenciales), calentadores de agua y extinción de incendios por un período que no exceda los treinta (30) días calendario.
  12. Cualquier conflicto entre esta Orden o con cualquier ordenanza de la Ciudad de Duncanville, se aplicarán las disposiciones más restrictivas.
  13. 9. Esta Orden será efectiva hasta las 6:59 p.m. del 26 de febrero de 2021, o hasta que sea rescindida, reemplazada o enmendada de conformidad con la ley aplicable.
  14. La Ciudad de Duncanville debe proporcionar rápidamente copias de esta Orden mediante la publicación en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Duncanville. Además, se recomienda encarecidamente al propietario, gerente u operador de cualquier instalación que pueda verse afectada por esta Orden que publique una copia de esta Orden en el sitio y que proporcione una copia a cualquier miembro del público que solicite una copia. Si cualquier subsección, oración, cláusula, frase o palabra de esta Orden o cualquier aplicación de la misma a cualquier persona, estructura, reunión o circunstancia se considera inválida o inconstitucional por una decisión de un tribunal de jurisdicción competente, entonces dicha decisión no afectará la validez de las restantes partes o aplicaciones de esta Orden.

ES ASI ORDENADO

BARRY L. GORDON

ALCALDE – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS

COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program

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Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation Establishes Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program

Duncanville, Texas – The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) has established a Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The DCEDC has agreed to fund $250,000 for the program to assist Duncanville businesses.  

The program is offering grants from $1,000 to $10,000 to aid small businesses with fewer than 20 employees enduring economic hardships due to COVID-19. The grants are provided on a reimbursement basis and can be used for normal operating expenses and payroll. Businesses must have been operating in Duncanville by November 14, 2019, in order to apply for assistance.

“Small businesses are the heart of our community, and the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation is pleased to offer this program to help our small businesses recover from the negative effects caused by the pandemic,” said DCEDC President Steve Dial. “The DCEDC’s goal is to help provide small businesses with assistance in addition to the grants offered by the federal government and other organizations to help bridge the revenue gap created while many of them were forced to close.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to announce the establishment of a recovery initiative for our Duncanville small businesses,” said Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon. “The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation board of directors created a means to provide financial assistance to help weather the economic impact of COVID-19. What’s especially important about this program is that the monies available come directly from the city. This means the application process is managed locally. I commend the DCEDC board of directors for their creativity and concern for our small businesses.”

Applications will be accepted from May 12, 2020 – June 1, 2020.  Businesses can fill out an application online or print one off and submit it to the Economic Development Department at the Duncanville City Hall located at 203 E. Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, Texas 75116. The DCEDC Board will review the applications and award grants based on the economic impact to the community.

For more information and to apply for the Temporary COVID-19 Business Retention Assistance Program, visit www.DuncanvilleEDC.com or call 972.780.5090.

Amended Order of Mayor Barry L. Gordon and Rules for Reopened Services

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On Thursday, April 23, 2020 City of Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon amended the Safer at Home Order, which will now parallel the county’s. Under this updated order retail business, previously falling outside of the definition of an Essential Business are permitted to reopen while following requirements for the health and safety of employees and customers.

If you are a service that is reopening you can read the order here and the Rules for Reopened Services below.


Rules for Reopened Services

Definition of “Reopened Services”:

  • Retail services that are not “Essential Businesses” under the Dallas County Safer-At-Home Order.
  • Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, Reopened Services shall be provided only through pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep. Customers may not enter the premises.

General Rules for All Reopened Services:

  1. All employees must be trained on environmental cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
  2. All employees must be screened before coming into the business for new or worsening cough; shortness of breath; sore throat; loss of taste or smell; feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit; or known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Any employee who meets any of these criteria must be sent home.
  3. Employers must provide soap and water, or hand sanitizer if no soap or water is available, in the workplace, including all restrooms and food preparation areas.
  4. Employees must wash their hands for at least twenty (20) seconds before beginning work, after each interaction with a customer, before any food preparation, before and after the use of shared items, after any meal or restroom breaks, and immediately prior to the end of the work shift.
  5. All employees must wear face coverings.
  6. Employees must maintain at least 6 feet separation from one another.

Rules for Reopened Services Providing Services Through Retail-to-Go:

  1. All payments shall be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact shall be minimized if remote payment is not available.
  2. Purchased items shall be delivered by the employee to the backseat or trunk of the customer’s vehicle whenever possible to minimize physical contact with the customer.
  3. Employees must wash or sanitize their hands after each interaction with a customer, and whenever possible, must disinfect any item that came into contact with the customer.

Rules for Reopened Services Providing Services Through Delivery to a Customer’s Residence or Business:

  1. All payments shall be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact shall be minimized if remote payment is not available.
  2. Purchased items shall be delivered by an employee or third party carrier and delivered to the customer’s residence or business. The employee or third party carrier may not enter the customer’s house or business.

Rules for Reopened Services Providing Services Through Delivery by Mail:

  1. All payments must be done over the phone or internet.
  2. Purchased items shall be delivered by mail without customer contact.

Enforcement: A violation of this 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. Additionally, any Essential Retailer who fails to strictly comply with these rules can be removed from the essential business list and prohibited from operating in Dallas County.


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

April 20 Amended Order of Mayor Barry L. Gordon

On April 20, 2020 Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon amended the city’s Safer at Home Order. This most recent amendment makes it so the local order is consistent with the current Dallas County order. The amendment includes the following:

  • Stores that sell fabric and supplies necessary for the creation of fabric cloth coverings are now considered and essential business and should comply with the Rules for Essential Retail Establishments.

For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Amended Order of Mayor Barry L. Gordon – Safer at Home

On April 16, 2020 City of Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon amended the Safer at Home Order to include cloth coverings of mouth and nose.

To the greatest extent possible all persons over the age of two (2) shall wear some form of covering over their nose and mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief, when patronizing an essential business or using public transportation, taxis or ride shares. Parents of children under 10 shall be responsible for appropriately masking their children.

FAQ: Cloth Face Coverings

This document provides public health information on how members of the general public can safely use cloth face coverings when they need to leave their home for a short period of time to obtain essential goods or services. Members of the general public should use a clean face covering anytime they will be in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces. It is important to note that face coverings are not a substitute for always practicing physical distancing and frequent handwashing.

What is a cloth face covering?

A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.

What can I use to cover my face?

Acceptable, reusable face covering options for the general public include:

  • Homemade face covering
  • Bandana
  • Scarf
  • Tightly woven fabric, such as cotton t-shirts and some types of towels

Why wear a face cover?

Recent information has indicated that covering your nose and mouth can slow the spread of COVID-19 because:

  • Individuals can be contagious before the onset of symptoms. You may be contagious and do not know it. If you have covered your nose and mouth, it can limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • We touch our face less when our face is covered. Touching your face after touching something contaminated with COVID-19 increases your chances of getting sick with COVID-19.

When should I wear a cloth face covering?

You are asked to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth when you must be in public to visit an essential business, such as shopping at the grocery store. Wearing a cloth face covering does not eliminate the need to physically distance yourself from others and to wash your hands frequently.

How well do cloth face coverings work to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

There is limited evidence to suggest that the use of cloth face coverings by the public during a pandemic could help reduce disease transmission. Their primary role is to reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well. Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing and washing hands and staying home when ill, but they may be helpful when combined with these primary interventions. If you plan to use a face covering it is important to keep your nose and mouth covered. Lowering the covering from your nose and mouth while talking defeats the purpose of wearing the face covering since you can spread virus while you talk.

How should I care for a cloth face covering?

It’s a good idea to wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily. Have a bag or bin to store cloth face coverings until they can be laundered with detergent and hot water and dried on a hot cycle. If you must re-wear your cloth face covering before washing, wash your hands immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face. Discard cloth face coverings that:

  • No longer cover the nose and mouth
  • Have stretched out or damaged ties or straps
  • Cannot stay on the face
  • Have holes or tears in the fabric

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Preguntas frecuentes: Cubiertas faciales de tela

Este documento proporciona información de salud pública sobre cómo los miembros del público en general pueden usar de manera segura cubiertas de tela para la cara cuando necesitan salir de su hogar por un corto período de tiempo para obtener bienes o servicios esenciales. Los miembros del público en general deben usar una cubierta de tela cada vez que estén en contacto con otras personas que no son miembros del hogar en espacios públicos o privados. Es importante tener en cuenta que las cubiertas faciales no son un sustituto para practicar siempre el distanciamiento físico y el lavado frecuente de manos.

¿Qué es una cubierta facial de tela?

Una cubierta facial de tela es un material que cubre la nariz y la boca. Se puede asegurar a la cabeza con lazos o correas o simplemente envolver alrededor de la cara. Puede estar hecho de una variedad de materiales, como algodón, seda o lino. Una cubierta de tela para la cara se puede fabricar o coser a mano o se puede improvisar con artículos del hogar como bufandas, camisetas, sudaderas o toallas.

¿Qué puedo usar para cubrirme la cara?

Las opciones de coberturas faciales aceptables y reutilizables para el público en general incluyen:

  • Cobertura facial hecha en casa
  • Pañuelo
  • Bufanda
  • Tejidos ajustados, como camisetas de algodón y algunos tipos de toallas.

¿Por qué usar una cubierta facial?

Información reciente ha indicado que cubrirse la nariz y la boca puede retrasar la propagación de COVID-19 porque

  • Las personas pueden ser contagiosas antes del inicio de los síntomas. Puede ser contagioso sin saberlo. Si se cubre la nariz y la boca, puede limitar la propagación de COVID-19.
  • Tocamos menos nuestra cara cuando está cubierta. Tocarse la cara después de tocar algo contaminado con COVID-19 aumenta sus posibilidades de enfermarse con COVID-19.

¿Cuándo debo usar una cubierta de tela para la cara?

Se le pide que use una cobertura de tela que cubra su nariz y boca cuando debe estar en público para visitar un negocio esencial, como ir de compras en la tienda de comestibles. El uso de una cubierta facial de tela no elimina la necesidad de distanciarse físicamente de los demás y de lavarse las manos con frecuencia.

¿Qué tan bien funcionan las cubiertas de tela para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19?

Hay evidencia limitada que sugiere que el uso de cubiertas de tela por el público durante una pandemia podría ayudar a reducir la transmisión de enfermedades. Su función principal es reducir la liberación de partículas infecciosas en el aire cuando alguien habla, tose o estornuda, incluso alguien que tiene COVID-19 pero que se siente bien. Las cubiertas faciales de tela no son un sustituto del distanciamiento físico y del lavado de manos y de quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo, pero pueden ser útiles cuando se combinan con estas intervenciones primarias. Si planea usar una cubierta facial, es importante mantener la nariz y la boca cubiertas. Bajar la cubierta de la nariz y la boca mientras habla anula el propósito de usar la cubierta de la cara ya que puede transmitir el virus mientras habla.

¿Cómo debo cuidar una cubierta de tela para la cara?

Es una buena idea lavar la cubierta facial con frecuencia, idealmente después de cada uso, o al menos diariamente. Tenga una bolsa o contenedor para guardar las cubiertas de tela de la cara hasta que puedan lavarse con detergente y agua caliente y secarse en un ciclo caliente. Si debe volver a usar su cubierta para cubrirse la cara antes de lavarse, lávese las manos inmediatamente después de volver a ponerse y evite tocarse la cara. Deseche las cubiertas de tela que:

  • Ya no cubren la nariz y la boca
  • Han estirado o dañado los lazos o correas
  • No puede mantenerse en la cara
  • Tiene agujeros o rasgaduras en la tela

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Duncanville and Dallas County Amended Safer At Home Orders

April 8, 2020 Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins amended the Safer at Home order. Those amendments were added to the Duncanville order by Mayor Barry L. Gordon on April 9, 2020.

These latest amendments include restrictions on short-term rentals and door-to-door solicitations.



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City Council Extends Safer at Home Order to May 6, 2020

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At the Regular Session City Council meeting held April 7, 2020, the City Council reviewed the local disaster declaration and public health order and voted unanimously to approve a resolution extending the order until May 6, 2020.

This post has been edited, removing “The order mirrors Dallas County’s April 30” as the Duncanville Order is set to continue to May 6, the day after the next Duncanville City Council Meeting.

People are encouraged shelter in place, leaving their homes for only essential work or activities. Social distancing, which is to maintain at least 6 feet between persons, continues to be the best practice when outside the home to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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Amended Order of Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon

Order Summary:

The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, this Order requires all individuals anywhere in the city of Duncanville to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. This Order takes effect at 9:00 p.m. on the date hereof and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on May 6th, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below.

  • Shelter in Place Amended Order effective April 2, 2020 at 9:00 PM
  • The order is effective through May 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM
  • Exceptions for essential activities
  • Exceptions for essential work to provide:
    • Essential business
    • Essential government
    • Essential public infrastructure construction, including housing
    • Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Duncanville Police Department and other licensed peace officers, are hereby authorized to enforce this order.



For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/