Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated May 25, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Applications for Special Event Permits

The Convention and Event Services – Office of Special Events (CES-OSE) is accepting applications under Governor Abbott's most recent Executive Order (GA-34). With public safety and health as a top priority, CES-OSE is taking extra steps to ensure all permitted events are activated in as safe and COVID-19 mitigating manner as possible. Please see below for CES-OSE's requirements.


  • The CDC offers guidance on their website for vaccinated and unvaccinated people who attend large gatherings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC also provides guidance for event planners: Guidance for Organizing Large Events and Gatherings. Event planners should implement this guidance. This guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which gatherings must comply.
  • Event attendees and staff are strongly encouraged to wear a mask if they are not vaccinated.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations and guidance in accordance with Federal, State and County postings.
  • For events with attendance restrictions. Permit holder shall establish a reliable means to monitor, document and control attendance. Permit holder is responsible for completing and documenting the total number of people within the entire event footprint as requested. Headcount includes all event staff, vendors and patrons. (only for events with attendance restrictions)

Applications for Commercial Film Permits

Effective March 10, 2021, on-set/on-location media production is allowed to operate without any occupancy limits.


  • Take all appropriate actions recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Individuals are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth wherever it is not feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.
  • Individuals should, to the extent feasible, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others at both indoor and outdoor locations.
  • We strongly recommend the continued use of standard health and safety practices. Attached to this permit is the health recommendations for media productions choosing to operate in Texas. Media productions may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all employees, crew, cast and independent contractors.
  • As part of an effort for the Texas Film Commission to effectively communicate health and safety parameters for productions taking place in Texas, please complete the following registration form providing the Commission with the necessary details regarding your project information. Upon completion of this registration, they will update you with state-issued safety bulletins as they arise.
  • Please be advised that indoor capacity restrictions may be reduced at the county level in Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) where COVID-19 hospitalization rates have surpassed more than 15% for seven consecutive days.

Stay On Guard Dallas 

Stay On Guard Dallas is a bilingual public awareness campaign, created by the City of Dallas that engages residents, community leaders and organizations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more