Dallas Co. re-opening guidelines effective today

Yesterday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released new amended "Safer at Home Order" with rules for "Re-opened Services" effective today in Section 2.b . In addition, the stay-home language is now formally extended in Dallas County through Friday, May 15. Read the full order here .

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated he intends to issue state-wide orders about re-opening efforts on Monday. We will keep you updated if anything issued affects the local regulations.

The Dallas County language states " Re-opened Services ” as “Retail Services that are not ‘Essential Businesses’" and goes on to describe delivery of product and payment with no visitors. We believe this order applies to non-essential print and encourage you to read the updated orders fully.
We also encourage you to have solid documentation of your policies and procedures, specifically instances where any workers cannot be 6 feet apart. You’ll need to have it well documented that you can adhere to all the restrictions in the “Rules for Reopened Services” as well as the rules outlined in Exhibits C & E of the full order, which includes PPE, taking temperatures, having COVID-19 safety monitors, disinfectant plans, etc.

We had previously sent you operating restrictions that affect printers and suppliers open in Dallas County, outlined under rules for all manufacturers and distributors (Exhibit C) and rules for common carriers, shipper, delivery services and related companies (Exhibit E) . Those still hold. You will want to print & review Exhibit C & E here .

Face masks for workers still apply, with updated language. You can read Exhibit G on Pages 24-25 of the full order.
To the greatest extent possible, all individuals working for an Essential Business must wear a mask or cloth face covering whenever in public and whenever performing job duties in the presence of others. To the greatest extent possible, employers shall provide employees with a mask or face covering. An owner or operator of an Essential Business may refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear face covering.

If additional support is needed, we are here for you. Do not hesitate to reach out for assistance.
Teresa Campbell
President, PIA MidAmerica
PIA MidAmerica • 800-788-2040 • info@piamidam.org