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Page last updated July 1, 2020

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In compliance with City Council Resolution 0225-20-RES the local disaster declaration has been extended through Monday, July 6, 2020, due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak. All city-wide special events have been cancelled through late September. Closures will be re-evaluated each week based on a current risk assessment.

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Detailed guidelines on the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas can be found at gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

Current Orders

Executive Order GA-28 (06/26/2020): relating to the targeted response to the COVID-19 disaster as part of the reopening of Texas.

Executive Order GA-27 (06/24/2020): relating to the need for increased hospital capacity during the COVID-1 9 disaster.

Executive Order GA-24 (05/21/2020): relating to the termination of air travel restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

Texas Education Agency guidelines for graduation and guidance for 2020 seniors: establishes guidelines on four types of graduation ceremonies for Texas schools allowed during COVID-19 disease outbreak

Previous Orders

Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order #12 (04/27/2020): Extending previous orders related to residential evictions, remote judicial proceedings, and civil case deadlines.

Executive Order GA-26 (06/03/2020): relating to the expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

Executive Order GA-23 (05/18/2020): relating to the expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

Executive Order GA-22 (05/07/2020): relating to confinement during the COVID- 19 disaster.

Executive Order GA-21 (05/05/2020): relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster

Executive Order GA-20 (04/27/2020): relates to expanding travel without restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

Executive Order GA-19 (04/27/2020): relates to hospital capacity during COVID-19 disaster, sets health guidelines by which all licensed healthcare professionals resume limited practice, and sets standard that health care facilities shall reserve at least 15 percent of its hospital capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Executive Order GA-18 (04/27/2020): establishes health guidelines by which all retail stores and movie theaters in Texas may open for business on May 1, 2020, sets health guidelines for churches and houses of worship to expand services, and establishes health guidelines by which outdoor sporting activities can resume.

Executive Order GA-17 (04/17/2020): establishes the Strike Force to Open Texas, a team of medical experts and public and private leaders who will advise the Governor on safely and strategically re-opening the state of Texas.

Executive Order GA-16 (04/17/2020): establishes a temporary "retail-to-go" model for all retail businesses in the state that allows to-go, home delivery, or mail delivery sales under guidelines from the State Department of Health Services; also orders schools to remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Executive Order GA-15 (04/17/2020): relates to hospital capacity and personal protective equipment, loosens restrictions on some nonessential surgeries if they do not deplete hospital capacity or equipment needed to treat COVID-19 patients.

Texas Attorney General Opinion KP-0299 (04/13/2020): Purely economic, non-physical damage to property caused by the COVID-19 disaster is not eligible for the temporary tax exemption provided by section 11.35 of the Tax Code.

Governor’s Disaster Declaration (04/12/2020): Renewing the declaration issued on March 13, certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.

Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order #9 (04/06/2020): Suspending residential eviction proceedings through April 30

Executive Order GA-14 (03/31/2020): Renews and expands the previous directive enforcing federal social distancing guidelines for COVID-19, including closing schools and instructing Texans to avoid eating or drinking at bars and restaurants, to minimize social gatherings, and to minimize contact with people who are not in the same household.

Executive Order GA-13 (03/29/2020): Relating to detention in county and municipal jails during the COVID-19 disaster

Executive Order GA-12 (03/29/2020): Mandating a 14-day quarantine for road travelers arriving in Texas from any location in Louisiana. Does not apply to travel related to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response, or critical infrastructure functions.

Executive Order GA-11 (03/26/2020): Mandating a self-quarantine of 14 days for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut, or from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Executive Order GA-10 (03/24/2020): Requiring hospitals to submit daily reports on hospital bed capacity to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and for all public and private entities using FDA-approved COVID-19 tests to submit daily reports of all results to the local health department and DSHS.

Texas Attorney General Opinion on Firearms Sales (03/24/2020): Stating that local emergency orders cannot restrict the sale or transfer of firearms.

Executive Order GA-09 (03/22/2020): Expanding hospital bed capacity by directing licensed health care professionals to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately, medically necessary.

Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order #4 (03/20/2020): Suspending residential eviction proceedings through April 19

Governor’s Executive Order GA-08 (03/19/2020): Restrictions on public gatherings, restaurants, nursing homes, schools

Governor’s Disaster Declaration (03/13/2020): Certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.

City of Lewisville Statements and Media Releases

City begins next reopening phase on June 15 (06/12/2020): The City of Lewisville will begin the next phase of its COVID-19 reopening plan on Monday, June 15, making most city facilities fully open to the public.

City cancels all public events through late September (05/05/2020): Due to the ongoing COVID-19 disease outbreak, the uncertainty of when restrictions will be lifted on large-scale gatherings, and major budgetary concerns, the City of Lewisville is cancelling all city-sponsored public events through late September.

Mayor Durham update on Lewisville’s COVID-19 response (04/21/2020): Statement from Mayor Rudy Durham on Lewisville's COVID-19 response

Lewisville Police Officer tests positive for COVID-19 (04/01/2020):Chief Deaver is confirming the department's first positive COVID-19 case for a Police Department employee

Message from Police Chief Kevin Deaver (03/27/2020): Information on Lewisville Police Department and the community

Lewisville extends and expands disaster declaration during first of its kind meeting (03/20/2020): The Lewisville City Council on Friday unanimously extended the disaster declaration for a public health emergency, originally signed by Mayor Rudy Durham on March 13, during a first-of-its-kind videoconference meeting.

Mayor Durham statement on amended Denton County disaster declaration (03/19/2020): Comments from Mayor Rudy Durham on Denton County Judge Andy Eads for amending his countywide disaster declaration.

Lewisville to close city facilities due to public health emergency (03/18/2020): Information on temporary closures of additional city facilities due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak.

Temporary Police Department Operation Changes (03/17/2020): Information about temporary operations changes at Lewisville Police Department

Mayor's Statement on Lewisville's Response to COVID-19 (03/13/2020): Statement from Mayor Rudy Durham on COVID-19 and city's response

City of Lewisville COVID-19 Videos