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Dallas County’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order Has Been Extended Until May 15

Restaurants can still offer delivery, fortunately

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On Tuesday morning, Dallas County commissioners voted to extend the county’s “stay at home” order through May 15.

The 3-2 vote to extend the order came in a meeting of the Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Dallas Morning News, which was originally set to expire on April 30. Issued in early March, the order extends further than the statewide “stay at home” mandate that ends on April 30.

Under the updated order, restaurants may allow patrons inside to order and pay for their food, but diners are “prohibited from waiting inside the restaurant for their food,” per the order, and all food must be delivered outside. In a prior update to the order, Dallas County judge Clay Jenkins also suspended county regulations that prevent people from walking through drive-thrus.

Looking for takeout and delivery options while the shelter-in-place order is in effect? Check out Eater Dallas’s guides to local restaurants offering food for delivery and takeout, and spots selling wine, beer, and bottled spirits for delivery.

Update: This post has been updated to reflect new information.