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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Prevent Getting Sick

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance to help the public prevent the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease, or d...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor Stopfer Provides Irving Update on COVID-19 Response

City of Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer

Mayor Rick Stopfer discusses the latest news and updates regarding the City of Irving’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Dallas County Reports 1,000 Positive COVID-19 Cases

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As of 11 a.m. July 14, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,000 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 35,914, including 477 deaths.

The additional 20 deaths being...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Texas DSHS: No Negative COVID-19 Test Needed for Return to Work

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is recommending individuals who have mild COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever or cough, stay home in isolation and care for themselves in their residence. Oftentimes, those experiencing mild symptoms will ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Governor Abbott Extends Statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texan...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Irving Water Utilities Warns of Scams

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Irving Water Utilities reminds customers to be aware of scams happening across the nation, including phone scams demanding payment for continued water service or offers of special water filters to provide protection from COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

ICTN Report: See the New COVID-19 Test Site in Irving

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Irving Community Television Network got a close-up view of the new COVID-19 testing center open at the University of Dallas (UD), 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Lot B. Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is performed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The site m...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Governor Issues Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Proclamation to Limit Gatherings

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Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29 on July 2 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The governor also issued a proclama...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Governor, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott announced July 2 that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July as the state continu...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

State of Texas Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced $9 million in federal funding for nursing facilities to implement infection control projects to protect residents and staff from the spread of COVID-19. Startin...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Dallas County COVID-19 Test Site Moved to University of Dallas

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Effective July 1, the University of Dallas (UD), 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Lot B, will begin conducting drive-thru COVID-19 tests 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and may close early if the 500 daily testing limit is reached. No appointment necess...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Governor, HHSC Extend Deadline for Pandemic Food Benefits For Families to July 31

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Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) to July 31. Extending the deadline will help ensure eligib...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor Takes Executive Action to Contain Spread of COVID-19

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-28 limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 on June 26. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Mayor's Message: Thanks for All Your Efforts

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Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer sends a special message to residents, healthcare workers, first responders, frontline workers and the city’s employees for all their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"I’m proud of the resp...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Dallas County Judge Issues Order Requiring Face Masks

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On June 19, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a supplemental order effective June 24 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...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor Secures Extension of Federally Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites in Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott announced June 26 that the federal government granted his request to extend operations of community-based testing sites across Texas. The federal government will maintain support for the program while surging resources to Dallas and H...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued Executive Order GA-27 to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Association Offers Restaurants Training, Certification in COVID-19 Health Protocols

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Using a $500,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) has partnered with Dallas College to provide online training and certification for restaurant workers and owners. Additionally, restaurants will recei...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

New Spanish-Language COVID-19 PSA Available

Dr. Amneris Luque of UTSW Hospital

The Office of the Governor and UT Southwestern Medical Center released a new Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) on how Texans can protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

In the PSA, Amneris Luque, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Dallas County Offers Emergency Housing Assistance Program

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Irving residents are eligible to receive housing assistance from Dallas County to pay rent, mortgage or utilities. The assistance is the form of a grant, and no repayment is needed. Payments are made directly to the landlord, mortgage company or utility p...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Dallas County Tenant Hotline Available for Evictions, Rent Problems

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Dallas County announced its Tenant Hotline is now up and running. 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 ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Atmos Energy Offers Solutions for Paying Gas Bill

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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.

“To help those experiencing financial hardship, we have tempor...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Watch: Face Covering Recommendations

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ICTN gives a quick overview of Dallas County’s face mask/coverings requirements, with pointers to keep you safe and healthy.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

State of Texas Publishes COVID-19 Business Resources

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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.

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Passed by Congress on March 27, 2020, the programs and ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Contact IPD's Special Events When Organizing Food, Donation Drives

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During this unusual time for the public, the Irving Police Department (IPD) commends those who are organizing food and supplies distributions to those in need. The City of Irving and IPD are heartened by and support these efforts, but also recognize that ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

DART Offers Grocery Pickup, Delivery Service for Paratransit Customers

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Beginning Monday, April 13, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) paratransit drivers will add grocery pickup and delivery to its services for customers.

The agency’s drivers will pick up groceries from the store and deliver them directly to the custo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Texas Comptroller's Office: Help Is Available to Businesses

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The Texas Comptroller’s Office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. 

As all taxpayers are doing their best to...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line Established

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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. Th...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

CDC, EPA: Coronavirus Not Detected in Drinking Water

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The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

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