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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Irving Closures, Cancellations, But Open for Business

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Dallas County has declared a disaster for public health, and on March 23, amended its order for public gatherings. As a result, the City of Irving is taking action regarding specific city-sponsored events and activities with 10 or greater participants, as...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

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

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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. Remember to practice social distancing while enjoying your time outside:

  • Maintain a soc...
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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Goodwill Accepting PPE Donations for Area Hospitals, DCHHS

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Goodwill Industries of Dallas is stepping up to support the Dallas medical community. Goodwill has partnered with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), Methodist Health System, and Parkland Health and Hospital System to collect critically neede...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

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

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In an effort to reduce the need for in-person transactions, 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 disab...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

IISD Tax Office Closed for In-Person Transactions

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Beginning April 6, the Irving ISD Tax Office is closed for in-person transactions until further notice. Tax Office staff will be available by phone 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. 

Tax office staff can ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Dallas County Reports 97 More Postive COVID-19 Cases

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As of 10 a.m. April 5, Dallas County Health and Human Services is report 97 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,112. Of cases requiring hospitalization, about three-quarters (...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Dallas County Extends Safer at Home Order through April 30

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The Dallas County Commissioner’s Court extended the Safer at Home Order through April 30, which was put in place by Judge Clay Jenkins in March.

This Order requires all individuals anywhere in Dallas County to shelter-in-place - that is, stay at ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Roar 4 Change Delivers Free Food for Irving Seniors

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The Roar 4 Change Support Our Seniors (SOS) program offers free grocery delivery for seniors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The group has delivered more than 75 grocery orders to seniors across the region. The program is an initiative set up to help senio...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Residential, Commercial Construction Guidelines

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According to Dallas County, residential and commercial construction is considered “essential.” Construction work hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. The City of Irving’s Inspections Department i...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Atmos Energy: Take Measures to Avoid Increased Scam Activity

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According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers are exploiting fears surrounding the coronavirus pandemic to access bank account information, PIN codes or Social Security numbers through illegal robocalls and other nefarious tactics. As a result, Atmo...

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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 3, 2020

Dallas County, Communities Foundation of Texas Announce COVID-19 Response Fund

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and the Communities Foundation of Texas announce the creation of the Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund was established to provide Dallas County frontline responders with the resources necessary to directly com...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

State COVID-19 Materials Now Available in American Sign Language

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The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) and the Office of the Governor (OOG) have made emergency communications available in American Sign Language (ASL). Effective emergency communication takes care to address the functional...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Governor, Attorney General Provide Joint Guidance for Houses of Worship

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Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton  issued joint guidance April 1 regarding the effect of Executive Order GA 14 on religious services conducted in congregations and houses of worship.

“All Texans must work together to stop the s...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Rental Association Offers Renter Assistance Resources During Disaster

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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. The association says, in a written statement, it’s important to wor...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City Establishes Email, Hotline for COVID-19 Questions

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The health and well-being of every Irving resident is of the utmost importance. For questions on city services and operations, visit CityofIrving.org/COVID19 or email COVID-19@cityofirving.org. For additional assistance, contact the City of Irving COVID-1...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Essential Businesses Open During Dallas County's Shelter in Place Order

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Implementing Essential Services, Activities Protocols

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Governor Abbott issued Executive Order 14 on March 31, implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the State of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in t...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mustang Mulch Giveaway Canceled Due to COVID-19 Disaster

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Due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, Solid Waste Services (SWS) has canceled its annual giveaway of Mustang Mulch to limit contact between the public and SWS staff.

Landfill Operations under Shelter-in-Place

Due to Dall...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Self-Quarantine Exemption Form for Travel Available Online

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Under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order 11 and Executive Order 12, individuals traveling from noted COVID-19 outbreak hotspots must quarantine. Note, travel to, from and within Texas is not banned.

However, the Texas Division of Emergency Managem...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

DART Moves to Modified Weekday Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) continues to provide transit service while safeguarding its customers and employees in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

As many in North Texas remain at home under shelter in place orders, DART plans to implement ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Governor Announces Two New Executive Orders

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Governor Abbott issued two Executive Orders on March 29 related to the COVID-19 disaster. 

Executive Order 12 orders travelers entering Texas from Louisiana, or any other state proclaimed later, to quarantine for 14 days upon entry into the state ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Heritage Senior Center Continues to Provide Hot Meals to Irving's Senior Residents

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During the Coronavirus disaster, Irving’s Heritage Senior Center continues to provide hot meals to the community’s elderly population.

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View the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic at CityofIrving.org/COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Atmos Energy: Postpone Digging Projects

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The partnership between utilities, excavators and communities is crucial in maintaining safe, reliable natural gas service. As the North Texas region is sheltering in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Atmos Energy is asking those at home to ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

An Update from Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer on COVID-19

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Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer discusses the recent Dallas County Order to shelter-in-place for everyone in Dallas County.

See City of Irving updates on closures and cancellations, as well as other news, at the Coronavirus Update page.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Governor Issues Order for Airport Screening and Self-Quarantine

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Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-11 on March 26 relating to airport screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster. This order specifies:

  • All persons traveling to Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or the City of New...
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Posted on: March 26, 2020

North Texas Food Bank Helps Feed Families In Need

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The North Texas Food Bank teamed up with The City of Irving Office of Planning and Development, Office of Emergency Management and Parks and Recreation to organize a food distribution for Irving families in need. More than 800 boxes of food were distribut...

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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 25, 2020

Revised Hunter Ferrell Landfill Operations During Dallas County’s Shelter in Place Order

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Due to Dallas County’s Shelter-in-Place order, Irving’s Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 110 E. Hunter Ferrell Road, has revised its operations.

Listed below are the changes to the landfill operations.

  • Residential and commercial construction are...
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Posted on: March 23, 2020

New Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing Sites

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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.

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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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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Texas Included in Emergency Designation for SBA Small Business Disaster Loans

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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, which will provide ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Irving Fire, Police Departments Remind Residents Ways to Protect Themselves

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The Irving Fire and Police Departments are reminding residents to follow the protective tips issued from the Texas Health and Human Services.

Basic Habits go a Long Way

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, no...
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Posted on: March 16, 2020

2020 Census and the Corona Virus

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The world is facing a global pandemic, and each community is rising to meet this challenge, but what does that have to do with the 2020 Census? The U.S. Census Bureau needs residents to reply via mail or online at My2020Census.gov as soon as possible.

The ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

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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 gas leaks, boil water notices, power ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Emergency Management Offers Preparedness Guide

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

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