Dallas County Health Prohibits Reopening of On-Campus Teaching Until Sep 8

July 16, 2020
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    DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- The Dallas County Health and Human Services department has issued an order regarding school re-openings this fall in light of the increase of COVID-19 cases in the county.

    Effective immediately and through September 7 at midnight, all public and private schools shall not re-open for face-to-face on campus instruction. Prior to this time, schools will only be allowed to operate for virtual, remote and distance learning only.

    The order comes after record-high numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county.

    You can find the order HERE.

    As of this morning July 16, 2020, an additional 1,027 additional positive cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total case count in Dallas to 37,996. An additional 16 deaths were reported today bringing the total number of deaths, 501.

    “Today we’re again reporting over 1,000 new cases, for the 14th day in a row, another 16 lives lost to COVID-19, and we also have a near record high number of individuals currently hospitalized for COVID-19. There continues to be rampant community spread in Dallas County. I know this summer looks different than what we all imagined months ago and there’s uncertainty as to what our community and daily life will look like going forward.  Please know that we are working hard and following the advice of the medical and public health experts so that we can keep our economy moving and keep as many people as healthy as possible. But we all must do our part. I ask that you please wear your mask when around others outside your household, and even when wearing your mask, maintain six foot distancing as well. Together, we’ll get through this,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

    The latest victims include:

    -A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He expired in an area hospital ED, and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized.

    -A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Cedar Hill. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She expired in the facility, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

    -A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

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