Update: Collin County judge Chris Hill announced Tuesday morning that the county will also implement its own version of a shelter-in-place order, joining Dallas and Tarrant counties.
FORT WORTH, TX — During a Facebook live announcement on Tuesday, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announced a new stay-at-home order for residents in a response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Tarrant County joins other large cities in Texas in implementing strict shelter-in-place orders banning non-essential activity outside of the home. Dallas issued a similar order this past Sunday.
Price was joined during the Facebook live by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley.
The orders are effective from 11:59 pm Tuesday until April 3rd.