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Item # 2.
         
Work Session and Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 04/14/2020  
Department: City Manager  

AGENDA CAPTION:

Present and Discuss Any Action Necessary or New Information Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

BACKGROUND:
In December 2019, a novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 ('the virus") was first detected and subsequently began causing outbreaks of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 that spread globally.  The virus is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings.  As a result, the Federal Government, State of Texas, Dallas County, and the Town of Addison issued a series of declarations and orders to take measures to slow the spread of the virus and protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of potential new patients and safeguard public health and safety.  

The President of the United States issued a Proclamation Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on March 13, 2020.

The Texas Governor followed with a State of Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas on March 13, 2020.

On March 23, 2020 Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an amended order directing all non-essential businesses and activities to cease in-person operations and for all personnel of non-essential businesses to shelter-in-place.

On April 3, 2020:
  • The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted to extend the county's declaration of a Local Public Health Emergency until May 20, 2020.
On April 6, 2020:
  • The Dallas County Judge issued an amended shelter-in place order that extends the shelter-in-place regulations until April 30, 2020.
To date, the Town of Addison's orders have mirrored those of Dallas County. Because of the rapidly changing environment, Addison will no longer create its own amended orders and will rely on the Dallas County orders from this point forward.

The Town has taken the following actions:
 
  • The closure of all Town facilities for public access has been extended to April 30, 2020. 
  • All in-person Addison Athletic Club camps and classes for April and May period have been canceled. Third-party outside exercise programs are being held at the discretion of the vendor.
  • The Addison Conference and Theatre Centre (ACTC) will remain closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020.
  • Special Events: The May Addison After Dark Event, Boots Brews & BBQ has been canceled.
  • Taste Addison has been postponed. Staff is in the process of evaluating options for this and our other major special events.
  • Parks and Public Works crews are continuing their work to maintain the Town’s assets.
  • The Town of Addison has taken (and will continue to take) actions to prevent the spread of the virus. Everyone is encouraged to follow Social Distancing recommendations.
For more information on the previous updates from the Town related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Town’s website www.AddisonTexas.net/covid19.  
RECOMMENDATION:
Information only, no action required.
Attachments
Social Distancing Recommendations
Dallas County Order Effective April 3, 2020
Dallas County Order Amended April 6, 2020

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