Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has requested Gov. Greg Abbott to take more action to slow the spread of the COVID-19. The governor has already come up with new plans to take back the state's reopening plan. Bars have been closed from Friday, and restaurants are forced to reduce their occupancy to 50% from Monday. Jenkins believes that we saw another record-breaking number of cases per day of COVID-19 in Dallas, so more actions need to be taken.
He sent a letter to Gov. Abbott and requested him to make masks and physical distancing compulsory and another "Stay at Home, Stay Safe" order for 30 days, indoor gathering limit to a 10-person and closing social venues like gyms, bowling alleys, public pools, and theaters. He also recommended closing dining rooms of restaurants.
Sunday in Dallas, Gov. Abbott did not announce further restrictions in Dallas but urged people to wear masks and stay home.
He said, "We need to understand that COVID-19 has taken a very swift and dangerous turn in Texas over just the past few weeks," "The positivity rate that just a month ago was 4.27% is now well over 13%."
According to Judge Jenkins, the number of hospitalized people from COVID-19 has doubled this month, which indicates the community spread in Dallas County.