Dallas County Commissioners Court Extends
"Stay Home Stay Safe" Order
Until May 15, 2020

Dallas County Votes to Extend the "Stay Home Stay Safe" Order Until May 15th, 2020 11:59 pm.
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Dallas County is cancelling all jury trials for Dallas County Criminal Courts, Civil Courts and Justice of the Peace (J.P.) Courts through May 8, 2020. Dallas County citizens summoned to appear at the Frank Crowley Criminal Courthouse, at the George Allen Civil Courthouse, or a J.P. Court prior to May 8, 2020 should not report nor call to reschedule their service.

All Dallas County Tax Offices are closed to the public for face-to-face transactions until further notice. Please see the tax website for more information.

Dallas County Requires Face Coverage in Public

Covering of Nose and Mouth: Because an infected person can transmit the COVID-19 virus to others before showing any symptoms, the covering of a person’s nose and mouth is necessary to help slow the spread of the virus. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020, 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 pursuant to the rules outlined in Exhibit G. Parents and Guardians of children under 10 shall be responsible for appropriately masking children pursuant to this Order. To the greatest extent possible, all non-medical employees who work at an Essential Businesses or perform services that are exempt under this Order must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths while performing their work. An owner or operator of an Essential Business may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear face covering. Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for maintaining 6-feet social distancing and hand washing, as these remain important steps to slowing the spread of the virus.

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COVID‑19 Testing

Criteria for Testing

What are the criteria for getting tested at a drive-thru location?

Updated April 24, 2020

  • Any Health Care Providers or First Responders (can be asymptomatic)

  • Everyone else including essential business workers (DART drivers, grocery stores, etc.) should have symptoms to be eligible for testing.


Your doctor will help make the decision if you should get tested for COVID‑19.

If you do not have health insurance, you can still get tested for COVID‑19 if your doctor or healthcare provider recommends it.

For information about testing, you just need to call your doctor and/or access care the way you usually do. If you need help finding a doctor or accessing medical care, call 2‑1‑1 and they can direct you to low- or no-cost providers in your area.

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services. (Inquiries from the general public may be made to 972-692-2780 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Monday - Friday.)

Parkland Hospital location - by appointment only for current Parkland patients:

  • Parkland Hospital offers drive-thru testing by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medically necessary criteria with a Parkland physician’s order. 

  • First responders and healthcare workers can also be tested at this location. 

  • Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060.

  • Neighborhood Medical Center

    • 5917 Belt Line Road (Belt Line and Preston)

    • 972/726-6464

    • Offering drive thru COVID-19 testing – no appointment necessary.

  • The sites operate daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at:

    • American Airlines Center, Parking Lot E, 2500 Victory Plaza

    • Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St.

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