Irving Back to Business

Guidance for Reopening Texas

Irving Back to Business Toolkit cover Opens in new windowThe City of Irving offers a free downloadable Irving Back to Business Retail Professional and Service Industry Toolkit for Irving business owners who may have questions regarding state and county guidelines and how to safely reopen. 

Individuals, employers, employees and customers are encouraged to review and follow the minimum health protocols recommended by the state and county in the toolkit, in addition to federal and state laws and workplace safety standards. 

The minimum recommended health protocols are subject to change based on new and evolving information.

Orders and Declarations

Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-32 on Oct. 7, limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, including bars and restaurants.

Dallas County issued a supplemental order effective Aug. 4 requiring commercial businesses that provide goods and services to the public to adopt a policy requiring its employees and visitors to wear face coverings where it is difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The order recommends individuals 10 years and older to wear a face covering in a public space where social distancing is difficult.

Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-26 on June 3 that lists Phase III businesses, criteria and opening dates.

Below, the City of Irving presents information compiled from federal, state and local authorities to help businesses and their customers remain safe while striving to resume daily life.

Public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. Employers, employees and customers should stay informed and take actions based on common sense and wise judgment that will protect health and support economic revitalization. Employers also should  be mindful of federal, state and local employment laws and workplace safety standards.

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