These weekly updates will provide the latest news and information on what our community, the state, and the federal government are doing as we face an unprecedented pandemic.
Stay on Guard Dallas: Public Awareness Campaign
Stay On Guard Dallas is a bilingual public awareness campaign that engages residents, community leaders and organizations to slow the spread of COVID-19 through personal testimonials. The City challenges all residents to Stay on Guard Dallas, as businesses reopen, students return to campuses, and families celebrate holidays. The virtual proclamation and other information can be found here.
State-Run COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, is continuing to run COVID-19 testing locations across the state. Texans can find a testing site near them by visiting the COVID-19 Test Collection Site map.
Approaching Flu Season and Illness Prevention
With cold and flu season beginning and COVID-19 still spreading in Texas, now is a perfect time to get a flu shot. While the flu shot won’t prevent COVID-19, it will slow the circulation of flu in Texas and keep people out of the hospital, conserving medical resources needed to care for COVID-19 patients. DSHS encourages people to seek treatment promptly if they are experiencing flu symptoms. Antiviral drugs may help shorten the duration or lessen the severity of the flu if started within 48 hours of when symptoms begin.
CareCenter Ministries’ Thanksgiving Care Box Giveaway
On November 21st at 10:30am, Dallas families in need are invited to pick up a free care box which will include goods to create a Thanksgiving dinner from CareCenter Ministries. Registration is not necessary, and all boxes are first come first serve. More information about the event can be found here.