Coronavirus Information

The City of Irving is still at work during the COVID-19 disaster and is committed to keeping the community updated on the latest news, governmental orders and declarations and other resources. 

Although City Hall is closed to the public, business is still being conducted. The City of Irving is adhering to all state and county orders and declarations.

 Email COVID-19@cityofirving.org with questions about city operations and services during the COVID-
  1. Irving Animal Services Officer delivers pet food to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mayor's Message: Thanks for All Your Efforts

    Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer sends a special message to residents, healthcare workers, first responders, frontline workers and the city's employees for all their efforts and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
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    Library, Parks and Recreation Announce Reopenings in June

    The City of Irving will open a limited number of library, park, recreational facilities beginning June 1, with more coming June 8. Facilities that serve Irving residents across the city and provide the safest structure were carefully selected. Read on...
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    Irving City Hall Open for Limited Business

    Beginning May 18, the Irving City Hall lobby will reopen for limited business with modifications in place to keep individuals safe. All public business will be conducted in the west side of the first floor lobby of City Hall. Read on...
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    Dallas County Reports 200 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

    As of 11 a.m. May 29, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 200 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,787, including 223 deaths. Read on...
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    Department of Homeland Security Adds Brazil to List of Countries for COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

    President Trump signed a proclamation on May 24 and amended on May 25 suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the country. Read on...
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    Governor Announces Additional Services, Activities Can Open Under Phase II

    With this proclamation, water parks, recreational sport programs for adults, driver education program, and food-court dining areas within shopping malls can begin operations with limited occupancy or regulations to protect the health and safety of Texans. Read on...
  7. A man wearing a face mask works a food distribution event at the SLPS Community Center.

    SEWA International Distributes Food at SLPS Community Center

    SEWA International and the SLPS Community Center joined with other partners to provide food and masks to Irving residents in need. Read on...
  8. Texas Governor Greg Abbott

    Governor Suspends In-Person Visitations in County, Municipal Jail

    Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-25 on May 22 suspending in-person visitations in all county and municipal jails in the state of Texas. Read on...
  9. Person administering a COVID-19 test to a customer in a car.

    CVS to Offer Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Dallas County

    Governor Greg Abbott announced that CVS Health will open 44 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. Five locations are located in Dallas County. Read on...
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    Dallas County Reports 202 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

    As of 11 a.m. May 28, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 202 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,587, including 222 deaths. Read on...
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    Governor Announces Payment Deadline Extensions for Certain Employers

    Governor Greg Abbott announced on May 22 that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits. Read on...
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    Irving Updates Back to Business Toolkit for Businesses, Patrons

    With additional business reopenings, the City of Irving has updated its Back to Business Retail, Professional and Service Industry Toolkit. The additional information covers Phase II Texas business reopenings. Read on...
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    Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices

    Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin a phased opening of driver license offices starting May 26th with limited service offerings. Read on...
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    Walgreens COVID-19 Testing Site in Irving Opens May 21

    On May 21, Walgreens at 1330 N. Belt Line Road will begin conducting free drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Read on...
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    Atmos Energy Offers Solutions for Paying Gas Bill

    Atmos Energy reminds customers struggling to pay their monthly natural gas bill that payment options and financial assistance are available during the 2019 novel coronavirus disaster. Read on...
  16. Irving Back to Business Toolkit cover

    Irving Back to Business Toolkit Updated

    The toolkit includes helpful information on recommended health protocols, training guides and a Safety Pledge in English and Spanish. Read on...
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    Governor Abbott Announces Phase II to Open Texas

    Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services, and activities that remained closed under Phase I may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas DSHS. Read on...
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    Dallas County Issues Supplemental Order for Food Processing Plants

    On May 15, Dallas County issued a supplemental order for food preparation and processing plants, related to the expiration of the Stay Home Stay Safe order. This order is in effect 11:59 p.m. May 15 through 11:59 p.m. May 20. Read on...
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    Walmart Opens Additional Coronavirus Testing Sites in Dallas County

    Walmart will open four additional COVID-19 testing sites in Dallas County. Read on...
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    Dallas County Issues Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements

    On May 14, Dallas County issued a supplemental order on continuing requirements related to the expiration of the Stay Home Stay Safe order. This order is in effect 11:59 p.m. May 15 through 11:59 p.m. May 20. Read on...
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    Governor Renews State COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

    Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation May 12 renewing the state's Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Read on...
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    Governor Abbott Directs TDEM, DSHS, HHSC To Test All Nursing Home Residents, Staff In Texas

    Governor Greg Abbott today directed the three state agencies to test 100 percent of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes. Read on...
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    Irving Back to Business Restaurants Reopen

    Under Governor Abbott's April 27 order, restaurants are able to reopen for dine-in services following specific distancing, sanitation and occupancy protocols. Read on...
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    The Governor’s Order and Reopening Public Swimming Pools

    Governor Abbott’s Executive Order released on May 5 referenced the reopening of public swimming pools on May 8, if permitted by the local government. Read on...
  25. Seal of Dallas County, Texas

    Dallas County Revises Supplemental Order on Reopened Services

    Dallas County has revised its supplemental order on reopened services that requires reopened non-essential stores and services to follow the recommendations in the Governor's Report to Open Texas. This order is in effect through 11:59 p.m. May 15. Read on...
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    Governor Expands Texas Business Openings Effective Immediately, Announces May 8 and May 18 Openings

    Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-21 on May 5, which expands openings of certain businesses and activities in Texas. The governor also announced new guidance from TEA on graduation ceremonies and the creation of Surge Response Teams. Read on...
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    Irving Launches Back to Business Campaign

    The City of Irving developed the Irving Back to Business Toolkit to help non-essential businesses reopen safely now that the state has issued phase 1 of the Reopen Texas Plan. Read on...
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    Walmart, Kroger Open Coronavirus Testing Sites in Dallas County

    Two new 2019 novel coronavirus testing sites will open in Dallas county through Walmart and Kroger. Read on...
  29. Seal of Dallas County, Texas

    Dallas County Issues Supplemental Order on Reopened Services

    On May 4, Dallas County issued a supplemental order on reopened services that requires retail and restaurant establishments to follow the recommendations in the April 27 Governor's Report to Open Texas. This order is in effect through 11:59 p.m. May 15. Read on...
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    Governor, Attorney General Provide Updated Joint Guidance to Houses of Worship

    Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton issued updated joint guidance regarding the effect of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18 on religious services conducted by congregations and houses of worship. Read on...
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    Governor Abbott Introduces Plan for Opening Businesses

    Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Orders GA-18, GA-19 and GA-20 in regard to opening of business and travel in the state of Texas. Phase 1 of the governor's plan begins May 1. Read on...
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    Dallas County Revises Long-Term Care Facilities Order

    Dallas County revised its Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) Order, originally issued April 7 and updated on April 18, extending its expiration date to May 15. Read on...
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    Dallas County Extends Safer at Home Order to May 15

    Dallas County issued an extended and updated Safer at Home order on April 23, extending it until May 15, and revising sections to be consistent with Governor Abbott's April 17 Executive Order (GA-16) that reopens certain businesses in the state. Read on...
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    Department of Homeland Security Issues Guidance on PPE in Nonhealthcare Settings

    DHS issued guidance that summarizes how organizations should consider and manage their personal protective equipment (PPE) needs while ensuring the protection of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Read on...
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    Texas Retail-to-Go Executive Order Begins April 24

    Executive Order GA-16 begins Phase 1 of the state's plan to reopen the econom and allows certain nonessential businesses to open, beginning April 24, for services provided by pickup, delivery by mail or delivery to the customer’s doorstep. Read on...
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    Watch: Face Covering Recommendations

    ICTN gives a quick overview of Dallas County's face mask/coverings requirements, with pointers to keep you safe and healthy. Read on...
  37. How is the Irving Fire Department responding to calls during the pandemic?

    Responding to the COVID-19 Disaster: Irving Fire Department

    Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer and Irving Fire Chief Victor Conley talk about how the city’s fire and EMT personnel are responding to calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
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    #StaySafeIrving: Help for Small Businesses

    The City of Irving's COVID-19 Business Resources page has numerous resources for small businesses seeking help during the disaster. Watch this message from Mayor Rick Stopfer to learn more. Read on...
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    Dallas County Updates Orders

    Dallas County issued updated orders over the weekend regarding the use of face coverings, essential businesses and long-term care facilities. Read on...
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    Responding to the COVID-19 Disaster: Emergency Management

    Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer and Irving leaders answer some of the common questions about how the city is responding to COVID-19, including a peek at the Emergency Operations Center. Read on...
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    Contact IPD's Special Events When Organizing Food, Donation Drives

    To avoid problems, Irving Police asks that organizations hosting food and supplies delivery events and drives contact IPD’s Special Events section at (972) 721-2484 least five days before the event. Read on...
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    CISA Releases Version 3.0 of Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released Version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers list, which provides clarity for a range of positions needed to support the critical infrastructure functions laid out previously. Read on...
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    Face Coverings Required at All City Facilities

    Effective April 18, all city facilities that are open or partially open to the public require all individuals over the age of 2 to wear an appropriate face mask or covering for the health and safety of city employees and guests. Read on...
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    Dallas County Orders Face Coverings Be Worn in Public

    On April 16, Dallas County amended its Safer at Home order to include the guideline all persons over the age of 2 wear face coverings over their noses and mouths when patronizing an essential business or using public transportation, taxis or ride shares. Read on...
  45. Person looking at personal thermometer.

    New Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing Sites

    The two COVID-19 testing sites in Dallas are under new screening guidelines. The testing locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Read on...
  46. Irving- Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce logo

    Chamber Offers Disaster Assistance for Businesses

    The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is committed to helping local businesses recover from the COVID-19 disaster, and it offers tools, news and programs to help business owners navigate the complex path ahead. Read on...
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    School Districts Continue Free Meals for Students

    The three independent school districts (ISDs) serving Irving residents - Irving, Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Coppell - continue to provide free meals to students through their area schools during the county's shelter-in-place order. Read on...
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    DART Offers Grocery Pickup, Delivery Service for Paratransit Customers

    Beginning Monday, April 13, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) paratransit drivers will add grocery pickup and delivery to its services for customers. Read on...
  49. Seal of the Governor of Texas

    Governor Renews State COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

    Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation April 12 extending the state's Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Read on...
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    New Site Launched to Connect Displaced Workers with Jobs

    The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) recently launched a new initiative, “Connecting Displaced Workers to Jobs,” designed to help displaced workers in North Texas get back into the workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Read on...
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    Essential Business Clarification: Landscaping, Floral

    Dallas County clarified its order regarding "essential" businesses for landscaping and floral businesses. Read on...
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    Dallas County Tenant Hotline Available for Evictions, Rent Problems

    For those individuals experiencing hardships with paying rent and also possibly facing eviction, the Dallas County Tenant Hotline can provide information and help connect with agencies and groups that may be able to provide some help. Read on...
  53. Texas Health and Human Services Logo

    Governor, HHS Announce Federal Approval of Emergency SNAP Benefits

    More than $168 million in emergency benefits available for all SNAP recipients in Texas. Read on...
  54. COVID-19: Plan for Pets

    Develop a COVID-19 Emergency Plan for Pets

    There is no question that the current pandemic has caused physical, mental and economic anxiety for all of us. Having a plan in place can help relieve the stress of caring for your pet if you or a family member become unexpectedly ill. Read on...
  55. Man in blue shirt running on one of Irving&#39s trails.

    Stay Home, Stay Safe: A Message From Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer

    Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer talks about enjoying the out-of-doors and Irving's numerous open parks and trails during the Safer at Home order from Dallas County. Read on...
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    Chamber, The Study Offer Resources for Area Businesses

    The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber and The Study are making resources to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 disaster, including webinars, available to local businesses for free. Read on...
  57. Texas Department of Motor Vehicles logo

    State Extends Deadlines for Vehicle Titling, Registration, Handicapped Parking Placards

    The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), working with Governor Greg Abbott and stakeholders, temporarily is waiving certain requirements for vehicle registration, vehicle titling and disabled parking placards. Read on...
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    IISD Tax Office Closed for In-Person Transactions

    Beginning April 6, the Irving ISD Tax Office is closed for in-person transactions until further notice. Read on...
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    Roar 4 Change Delivers Free Food for Irving Seniors

    The Roar 4 Change Support Our Seniors (SOS) program offers free grocery delivery for seniors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Read on...
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    Residential, Commercial Construction Guidelines

    The City of Irving’s Inspections Department is still performing plan reviews, permit processing and inspections. Read on...
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    Atmos Energy: Take Measures to Avoid Increased Scam Activity

    Atmos Energy reminds customers to be especially aware of scammers who are posing as public utility representatives. Read on...
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    State of Texas Publishes COVID-19 Business Resources

    The State of Texas recently published updates regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related assistance regarding COVID-19 for small businesses. Read on...
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    Dallas County, Communities Foundation of Texas Announce COVID-19 Response Fund

    The fund was established to provide Dallas County frontline responders with the resources necessary to directly combat the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Read on...
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    State COVID-19 Materials Now Available in American Sign Language

    The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and the Office of the Governor have made emergency communications available in American Sign Language (ASL) Read on...
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    Rental Association Offers Renter Assistance Resources During Disaster

    The Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) and its members has created rental assistance resources for Dallas County residents to help them during the COVID-19 disaster. Read on...
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    City Establishes Email, Hotline for COVID-19 Questions

    The City of Irving has established dedicated lines of communication for residents and visitors with COVID-19 questions related directly to city services and operations. Read on...
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    Essential Businesses Open During Dallas County's Shelter in Place Order

    The Dallas County issued a shelter-in-place order effective March 23 through April 3 for all county residents. The order recommends individuals remain in their home during this time, except for “essential activities, businesses and work related travel.” Read on...
  68. Seal of the Governor of Texas

    Governor Issues Executive Order Implementing Essential Services, Activities Protocols

    Governor Abbott issued Executive Order 14 on March 31, which directs all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. It also renews and amends social distancing guidelines for COVID-19. Read on...
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    Self-Quarantine Exemption Form for Travel Available Online

    The Texas Division of Emergency Management will determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether the self-quarantine order applies to individuals traveling. Read on...
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    DART Moves to Modified Weekday Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

    As many in North Texas remain at home under shelter in place orders, DART plans to implement temporary service adjustments for bus and light rail starting Monday, April 6 that reflects current ridership demand. Read on...
  71. Seal of the Governor of Texas

    Governor Announces Two New Executive Orders

    Governor Abbott issued two Executive Orders on March 29 related to the COVID-19 disaster. One orders travelers entering Texas from Louisiana to quarantine for 14 days; the second suspends bond release for persons accused of violent crimes. Read on...
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    Governor Issues Order for Airport Screening and Self-Quarantine

    Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-11 on March 26 relating to airport screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster. Read on...
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    Texas Comptroller's Office: Help Is Available to Businesses

    The agency is offering assistance to those businesses that are struggling. Assistance can be in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line Established

    As a result of the current state of emergency, the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority launched a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety. Read on...
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    CDC, EPA: Coronavirus Not Detected in Drinking Water

    The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Read on...
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    Texas Included in Emergency Designation for SBA Small Business Disaster Loans

    Governor Greg Abbott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has included the entire state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration and granted access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Read on...
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    Irving Fire, Police Departments Remind Residents Ways to Protect Themselves

    The Irving Fire and Police Departments are reminding residents to follow the protective tips issued from the Texas Health and Human Services. Read on...
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    Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

    The city’s iALERT notification system provides residents with critical information during emergencies or critical situations. It allows public safety officials to notify the city’s population about high-priority events. Read on...
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    Emergency Management Offers Preparedness Guide

    An Emergency Preparedness Booklet is available at the Emergency Management website to assist residents in preparing for potential disasters. The booklet includes information about the most threatening natural and man-made disasters in North Texas. Read on...
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