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Tarrant County officials have announced a “stay at home” order to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley held a news conference Tuesday morning to announce the new measures as a way to keep residents inside their homes with social distancing being top of mind. This new order includes the Town of Westlake and will go into effect Tuesday, March 24th, at 11:59 p.m. and will last until at least April 7th.
A “stay at home” order means that residents are being told to stay inside their homes unless for “essential activities,” such as grocery shopping, essential travel, to work in essential businesses, government service, or essential critical infrastructure. Exceptions also include outdoor exercise or going out for health reasons - please practice social distancing. The Town of Westlake is asking our residents and business partners to also follow these recommendations.
The new orders are an extension of the current disaster declaration currently in effect for the county, which already limits gatherings and closes places like gyms, clubs, and the dine-in areas of restaurants. Take-out and food deliveries remain available. The Town of Westlake, of course, has been following these recommendations since the declaration was issued.
Denton County, which services a portion of Westlake, is anticipated to make the same announcements about “stay at home” orders as well. For more information and resources about COVID-19 and its impact on Westlake, please visit our webpage for additional details.