Tarrant County is following in Dallas County’s lead by issuing a stay-at-home order to try to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
“Ya’ll stay home,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price told residents Tuesday morning.
The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and applies to all of Tarrant County’s residents and workers.
People should only leave their homes for essential activities such as running errands for necessary supplies or medical services, to care for family or to work at an essential business.
“Today’s announcement is really about a call to do our part do our part and you do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Flatten the curve as we keep talking about so that we don’t overwhelm our healthcare system so that those who need it can get care even when the virus begins to spread,” Mayor Price said.
Tarrant County has already banned gatherings of 10 or more people as well as large church services. Restaurants, bars, salons and gyms are among the businesses that were ordered to close through at least April 5.
Mayor Price also announced an update for senior citizens and pregnant women. There are now additional hours at every major Mansfield supermarket.
Tune in to tomorrow’s About Mansfield podcast for more information on the Coronavirus and how it’s affecting the lives of Mansfield residents.