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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Dittrich Releases Official Order Prohibiting Events of More than 250 People

Mayor Announcement

The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person-to-person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients, and to safeguard public health and safety.

Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, Benbrook Mayor Jerry Dittrich has issued an Order prohibiting community gatherings of 250 persons or more anywhere in the city of Benbrook, Texas, beginning at 12:01 a.m., March 16, 2020.

Read the full Order. 

UPDATE: Monday afternoon, President Trump made a statement recommending that Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, schooling should be at home, and discretionary travel and social visits should be avoided. 

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