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Irving Closures and Cancellations

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. March 19, 2020

Dallas County has declared a disaster for public health, and on March 16, amended its order for public gatherings. As a result, the City of Irving is taking action regarding specific city-sponsored events and activities with 50 or greater participants, as well as other high-risk activities and areas. In addition, the county emphasizes the importance to maintain a social distance of 6 feet.

Until further notice, the following closures, cancellations and other measures are in effect.

CITY HALL

  • City Hall will remain open to the public.
  • The public can still attend City Council and Work Session meetings. A maximum of 50 attendees will be allowed into Council Chambers. Additional attendees will be directed to watch remotely at the Jack D. Huffman Community Building. 801 W. Irving Blvd.
  • City Council and Work Session meetings, as well as Planning and Zoning meetings, will be broadcast live via ICTN.tv. Visit CityofIrving.org/ICTN for cable channel guides and links to online content, as well as on-demand shows.

ARTS AND CULTURE

  • All city museums are closed through April 5.
  • The Irving Arts Center is closed through April 5.
  • All museum and Arts Center programs and events are canceled through May 15.

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • The April 4 Citywide Egg Hunt is canceled.
  • Heritage Senior Center is closed and all associated activities/events.
  • All City of Irving fitness facilities are closed.
  • Mustang Park, Cimarron Park and Lively Pointe Youth Center recreation centers will close to the public 6 p.m. March 16.
  • Lee Park, Georgia Farrow, Northwest and Senter Park recreation centers will continue to provide Spring Break Camp, but will be closed to the public.
  • North Lake Natatorium and Heritage Aquatic Center are closed. All events, open swims, lessons and practices are canceled as a result.
  • The Lively Park Skate Park is closed.
  • All athletic fields for practices, league play and tournaments are closed.
  • The Kids and Cops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 21 is canceled.
  • The Future ME Conference scheduled for March 28 is canceled.

IRVING PUBLIC LIBRARY

MUNICIPAL COURT

  • Court dockets expected to serve more than 10 people have been rescheduled. 
  • For those who are requesting resets, they will be granted up to 90 days.

OTHER CITY EVENTS

OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Anyone planning to attend any events such as concerts, conferences, etc. should contact the event organizer for information concerning cancellations or rescheduling.
  • Public transportation - TRE rail and DART rail and buses - will run on their regular schedules.
  • The Irving Marathon, scheduled for March 28 at the Toyota Music Factory, has been canceled.
  • All Irving restaurants are closed for dine-in service; carry-out service only will be available. Contact the restaurant for details on their offerings.
  • All bars, lounges, taverns, gyms, arcades and private clubs are closed.
  • Arenas, stadiums, event centers, meeting halls, conference centers, large cafeterias are closed.

ATTENDANCE LIMITS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS, PER DALLAS COUNTY ORDER, MARCH 16, 2020

 

PLEASE NOTE, THE CITY OF IRVING MAY ADJUST THESE ACTIONS AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPS AND DALLAS COUNTY MAKES FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS.

Questions or concerns about Coronavirus and/or the disaster declaration should be directed to the Dallas County Health and Human Services at (972) 692-2780.


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