City of Keller explains social distancing guidelines

The city of Keller is asking residents to maintain proper social distancing of 6 feet apart from others at all times. (Courtesy city of Keller)
The city of Keller is asking residents to maintain proper social distancing of 6 feet apart from others at all times. (Courtesy city of Keller)

The city of Keller is asking residents to maintain proper social distancing of 6 feet apart from others at all times. (Courtesy city of Keller)

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The city of Keller is asking residents to limit public trips to only those that are essential. (Courtesy city of Keller)
With stay-at-home orders in effect throughout the month of April, residents across Texas have adopted social distancing norms into everyday life.

The city of Keller is following guidelines from Tarrant County Public Health; the county's "Stay Home, Work Safe" order will remain in place until April 30.

Currently, all social gatherings are prohibited unless inside a single household, and all companies must have employees stay home unless the business is deemed essential.

The city is also asking residents to ask themselves if a trip is essential before they leave home.

Among the reasons residents are allowed to travel in public are to buy food or essential goods, go to the pharmacy or the doctor, take care of a loved one or perform work at an essential business.


In addition, although city playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts are closed, residents are allowed to exercise in city parks and on city trails as long as they maintain proper social distancing and keep 6 feet between themselves and others at all times.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the spread of the novel coronavirus happens during close contact—within 6 feet—via respiratory droplets.

In order to limit the survival of the virus in various environments, best practices include cleaning to remove germs, dirt and other impurities from surfaces and disinfecting by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces.

More information on coronavirus from the CDC and other resources is available here.