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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] March 12th, 2020 - Public Statement


March 12, 2020 - The City of Balch Springs is remaining vigilant in monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We are currently working in partnership with the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department (DCHHS) & Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

As we come to an end of spring break, we want to update our community beginning Friday March 13,2020 our Recreation Center, Civic Center, food pantry, Library, and Senior Center will be closed until further notice. With the closure of city facilities, we will also cancel all facility rentals. All other city facilities and operations will continue to function as normal. We have a confirmed case with in our city limits and we want to make sure we do our part to prevent any further spread. We ask please do not panic, practice good hygiene and help do your part as citizens.

While cases of COVID-19 continue to be confirmed throughout the state of Texas. Our Emergency Management team has gathered input from our public health partners evaluating public events and gatherings planned for this month. The unprecedented measures were made after consultation with the state and local officials with primary concerns of the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of our community in mind. We will continue to monitor the situation.

We appreciate your understanding of such short notice, and your cooperation in helping us prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Brad Harris

Emergency Management Coordinator   

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