‘All workers are essential’: Collin County orders residents to stay home, but businesses can remain open

March 24, 2020 @ 11am

Collin County residents were ordered to stay home because of the coronavirus outbreak, effective immediately Tuesday. But businesses are being allowed to stay open — a major difference from Dallas County’s shelter-in-place order.

The order follows one in Dallas County that began at 11:59 p.m. Monday. But it stops short of Dallas County’s order, which closed all but essential businesses.

Collin County Judge Chris Hill signed the order Tuesday, which will last for seven days unless it’s renewed by the county’s Commissioners Court.

“It’s important that we keep people at work,” Hill said.

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