Recently, Dallas County reported 100 new positive cases of Coronavirus, bringing the current total to 831 in the county.


The COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the world, and Dallas County has been hit extremely hard by this global pandemic. Alongside the 100 new positive cases, reports show that two more people have died as a result of Coronavirus / COVID-19. The county reported that a woman in her 70s and another woman in her 80s were deemed “critically ill” before passing away from the virus.

Roughly 75% of all patients requiring hospitalization have been over 60 years old or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health problem, according to officials. High-risk chronic health problems include diabetes, which has been reported in more than 25% of all patients requiring hospitalization.

Stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders have become commonplace around the world. In Dallas, county judge Clay Jenkins recently extended the county’s stay-at-home order to April 30. Staying indoors is a crucial component of flattening the curve and stopping the spread of this terrible Coronavirus. Individuals are ordered to stay in their homes unless they are going out to pick up groceries, medicine, or conduct essential business.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

Stay at home if you are sick, except to seek medical care
Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and help young children and the elderly to do the same. If you do not have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands if they are unclean.
  • Avoid being in close contact with people who are sick or appear to be sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces around your home or business. You can use regular household cleaning sprays or disinfectant wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and immediately throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, but never your hands.

Find a Criminal Defense Attorney Dallas TX | Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are closely monitoring the global pandemic and the Coronavirus, and we are following all guidelines in order to keep our staff and clients safe. We encourage our clients and anyone reading this to abide by all local, state, and federal government orders. These regulations are put in place to flatten the curve and stop the spread of this vicious virus, and by following these regulations, we can all do our part to contain the contaminations and save lives.

Our law firm understands that individuals will always be in need of quality legal representation. If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney who can assist you during these tough times, our professionals are here. With experience handling criminal matters involving DWI, domestic violence, drug possession, white-collar crime, and a number of other criminal offenses, our law firm has the experience you need to build a quality defense. We’ve been battling tough prosecutors and investigators for years, and we know what it takes to build a strong defense that will hold up in a court of law.

If you are facing criminal charges or have been accused of committing a crime, you need a defense lawyer that is going to passionately fight on your behalf. With a proven track record of helping individuals receive favorable outcomes, Richard C. McConathy and his legal team have what it takes to help you avoid the life-changing consequences that come along with a criminal conviction.

Throughout these trying times, you can still get in touch with the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy by calling us at (972) 233-5700. You can also fill out our online contact form and a legal expert from our team will be in touch with you shortly after. Our team of litigation experts is ready to work with you and study your case. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you begin the creation of your legal defense.