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Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Penn’s Statement Regarding Shelter in Place Order

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In the City of Forney, we believe it is important to be proactive in supporting public health restrictions while finding ways to keep essential services and businesses operating. We continue to try to balance the competing interests of this public health crisis and the economical and other consequences of imposing restrictions.


We are extremely sympathetic to our small business owners and everyone depending upon their jobs to pay bills and put food on their family’s tables. This why we have made the restrictions of our order as broad as possible and are allowing businesses to apply for a waiver.


The City of Forney is very close to the Dallas-Kaufman County line. Many members of our community frequently travel into Dallas County. Dallas County has the greatest concentration of known cases in Texas. In all likelihood, there are probably people who are infected in Forney but have not been tested. This order is the next, logical proactive step to protect the citizens and public servants of the City of Forney.


We appreciate all Forney citizens, business owners, and workers for doing their part to beat COVID-19. We will get through this together. City Staff will be very responsive to questions and requests for waivers submitted to [email protected] or called in to one of the City’s information lines.


The entire declaration from today’s City Council meeting can be found on the City’s website, along with the most up to date information concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information visit www.forneytx.gov/covid19.  

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