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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Executive Order GA-30: How It Affects the Community

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Unsure of how Executive Order GA-30 impacts businesses and residents? Here’s a breakdown of Governor Abbott’s order relating to the state’s continued response to the COVID-19 disaster as Texas reopens.

Main Points

The new Execu...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Public Access Closed to City Hall

Irving, Texas, City Hall

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and to protect the health and safety of employees and visitors, Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd., is closed to the public until further notice, except for posted public meetings.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

City of Irving COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Irving City Hall

For Businesses

Childcare Center Assistance

Qualifying childcare providers can apply for $5,000 micro grants to help close the gap created by increased costs from new health and safety protocols at CityofIrving.org/COVID-Childcare.

For Families

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Coronavirus Information
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Be Prepared for Flu Season

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Flu season is here, and the Irving Fire Department asks everyone to stay informed, get vaccinated and stop the spread of influenza. Flu is unpredictable, and can happen at any time, so get ahead of the season by getting a flu shot.

Remember these simple ti...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Feedback Wanted: How COVID-19 is Impacting Your Business?

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The Irving Economic Development Partnership invites Irving business establishments to participate in a brief survey. The information provided will help community leaders understand and mitigate impacts associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The fe...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Dallas County COVID-19 Risk Status Moves to Orange

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On Sept. 2, Dallas County Health and Human Services downgraded its COVID-19 status to orange (moderate risk level) from red (high-risk level). In May, the county instituted the color system to better communicate risk-levels to the public during the pandem...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Wells Fargo to Hold Irving Food Bank Distributions Through September

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Wells Fargo has teamed up with Feeding America with a goal to provide 50 million meals nationwide to help feed seniors, children, adults and families. The organization has set food bank distribution days with the North Texas Food Bank for food bank distri...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Irving Offers Residents Childcare Payment Assistance

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The City of Irving, along with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFS) and the ChildCareGroup (CCG), are offering families affected by COVID-19 emergency childcare assistance payments. These payments are not loans; they are full grants paid directly to t...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Irving Expands Housing, Utility Assistance Program for Residents

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The City of Irving is expanding eligibility requirements to include more residents affected by the COVID-19 disaster to help them with past due rent, mortgage and utility bills. The Housing and Utility Assistance Program, launched in early August, offers ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Dallas County: Stay Safe from COVID-19, Follow the Three W’s

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Dallas County promotes the #NTXDoesItRight campaign, a countywide initiative to remind everyone to follow the three W’s to keep yourself, your family and your community safe from COVID-19.

  • Wear a facemask when in public areas where socia...
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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Dallas County Opens Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Aug. 24

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Dallas County will open a new walk-up COVID-19 testing site Aug. 24 at Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc., 3020 N. Westmoreland Road, Dallas, 75212, beginning Aug, 24. Free testing will be available at the site 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Sunday), t...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

How to Care for Someone with COVID-19

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Do you know someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of the virus? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tips for individuals caring for someone with COVID-19 in a home or nonhealthcare setting, as well as someone who tested posi...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Irving Offers Childcare Providers Business Assistance During Disaster

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Beginning Aug. 7, eligible licensed early childhood centers and homes within Irving that have been impacted financially by COVID-19 can receive micro-grants up to $5,000. The application period runs through Nov. 30, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. Dow...

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Posted on: August 9, 2020

Governor Abbott Extends Statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

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Governor Greg Abbott today extended his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a variety of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star S...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Face Coverings: Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of cloth face coverings for every person over the age of 2 who is traveling into public spaces. Cloth face covers work as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from tr...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Dallas County Judge Issues COVID-19 Supplemental Orders

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On Aug. 4, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued supplemental orders effective 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4 regarding COVID-19 policies to continue concurrently with Governor Abbott’s Disaster Proclamation until it is rescinded, suspended or amended.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic can create strong emotions of fear and anxiety in adults and children. Additionally, public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely, as well as increase their stress and anxiety.

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Governor Extends Early Voting Period for Nov. 3 Election

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on July 27 extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and continue through Friday, Oct....

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Do You Think You May Have COVID-19?

10 things to do if sick with COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have reported a range of symptoms from mild to severe illness. COVID-19 symptoms may be present between two and 14 days after exposure to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists coronavirus symptoms as:

  • Fe...
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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Office of the Governor Releases Spanish Language COVID-19 PSA

Francisco Cigarroa, MD, of UT Health San Antonio

The Office of the Governor and Francisco Cigarroa, MD, of UT Health San Antonio released a new Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) urging Texans to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. In the PSA, Dr. Cigarroa encourages Texans to ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Travel Considerations in the Time of Coronavirus

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Sometimes travel outside one’s community cannot be avoided. Whether the trip is for business, pleasure or necessity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises the public the risks of being infected and transmitting COVID-19 in...

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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

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

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: 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: 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: April 23, 2020

Watch: Face Covering Recommendations

Let's Talk about Masks

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.

CARES Act

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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