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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Judge Jenkins amends Order and issues executive Order

The amended Order adds language for laboratory reporting, safety rules for essential businesses, and language clarifying that COVID-19 causes property loss or damage. 

Judge Jenkins’ executive Order orders all Dallas County departments in possession of unused or unneeded medical equipment and supplies to provide the unused or unneeded medical equipment and supplies to nursing homes, long term care facilities, organizations serving homeless individuals, and hospitals in Dallas County. This Order exempts departments that are in possession of equipment and supplies that are needed for Dallas County’s ongoing operations. It is also ordered that Dallas County departments who receive a donation of medical supplies or equipment to immediately notify the Dallas County Emergency Operations Center.

Summary of Changes: March 31 amended Order

1. Added Laboratory Reporting Language

  • All public, private, and commercial laboratories operating within Dallas County and performing CVID-19 testing shall report by 5:00 p.m. each day for the prior 24-hour period:

i. The number of COVID-19 tests performed; and

ii. The number of positive COVID-19 tests.

2. Added Safety Rules for Essential Retailers

  • All essential retail establishments, including grocery stores, gas stations, and pet supplies stores must follow the safety rules set out in Exhibit A (see Order below)

3. Added language clarifying that COVID-19 causes property loss or damage.

  • This clarification helps trigger business interruption insurance.


View the full amended Order. 

View the executive Order.

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