Tarrant County is following in Dallas County’s lead by issuing a stay-at-home order. It means no gatherings of any kind and businesses in Tarrant County, if possible, need to work virtually from home. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and lasts through April 3. Learn more at Fox4News.com here.
During a news conference Thursday afternoon at the state Capitol, Abbott announced an executive order that will limit social gatherings to 10 people, prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants and bars while still allowing takeout, close gyms, ban people from visiting nursing homes except for critical care, and temporarily close schools. The executive order is effective midnight Friday through midnight April 3, Abbott said.
According to a mandate by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, all schools statewide will be closed until April 3. Please check with your local school district for additional information on school schedules.
On Monday, Abbott said students will not be required to take the STAAR test for the 2019-2020 school year.
Grocery Stores & Pharmacies
Aldi: Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Some stores may have limited hours to accommodate restocking and cleaning.
Albertsons: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items. From 7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, the company is reserving time for “those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated.” Find the full list of Albertsons companies stores here.
Costco Wholesale stores are open normal hours from 10a.m.-8:30p.m.
CVS stores and pharmacies are open normal hours. Click here for local store hours.
Dollar General designated the first hour as open daily to senior shoppers.
H-E-B and its offshoot, Central Market, have limited all store hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The stores have also limited the amount of some items each person can buy. A complete list can be found at H-E-B’s website.
Kroger will limit store hours at some Texas locations to 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sam’s Club stores are open normal hours from 9a.m.-8p.m.
Target: all stores will close at 9 p.m. Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
All Trader Joe’s stores will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.
Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Walmart stores will also be open to vulnerable shoppers every Tuesday for one hour before stores open.
Walgreens: 9am-9pm weekdays in most stores. 24-hour stores are drive-thru only overnight; 9pm-9am. Click here for local store hours.
Whole Foods Market stores will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.
NorthPark Center will close beginning Friday, March 20 at 5pm. Some restaurants may remain open for takeout and delivery orders only.
Galleria Dallas: For information on individual store closings and modified hours, click here.
Academy Sports & Outdoors: Temporary store hours will be Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble: Open as usual. Now offering free curbside pickup for online orders.
Bass Pro Shops: Open as usual. Click here for local store hours.
Bed Bath & Beyond: The retailer is temporarily closing 800 stores without health and beauty departments through April 3, but plans to keep approximately 700 “essential” stores open with reduced hours.
Best Buy has reduced it hours to 10a.m.-6p.m. daily and is permitting a small number of customers into the store at a time.
Big Lots: Stores are reserving first hour of each day for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.
Capital One will temporarily close certain branches and all Capital One Cafés, company officials said Monday. ATMs will remain open 24/7.
Columbia Sportswear: All Columbia Sportswear brick and mortar retail stores will remain closed at least until Friday, March 27.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: Temporary store closure in effect until April 2. Curbside Contactless Pickup 9AM-6PM, seven days a week.
Home Depot stores are now closing daily at 6p.m. Opening hours remain unchanged.
Lowe’s home improvement stores are operating as usual. Click here for local store hours.
Nike announced it would close stores through March 27.
Patagonia: The sporting goods retailer closed all of its stores and operations.
R.E.I.: All 162 R.E.I stores will be closed until March 27, the outdoor store said on its website.
Staples: Starting Thursday, weekday hours will be reduced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Starbucks: The coffee giant has stopped offering any seating at all of its stores nationwide and all of its services will be to-go only.