TOGETHER WE FIGHT COVID-19!
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What’s New & Updated/CDC
How to Protect Yourself and Others
There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from a severe illness from COVID-19. The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community where you are located to help you decide when to take action to protect yourself and others.
Prevention Actions to Use at All Community Levels
Basic health and hygiene practices like handwashing. Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines helps your body develop protection from the virus. Although vaccinated people sometimes get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, staying up to on your vaccines lowers the risk of getting extremely sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19. The CDC recommends that everyone eligible should get a booster and stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, especially people with weakened immune systems.
Improving Ventilation. (Moving air into, out of, or within a room) and filtration (trapping particles on a filter to remove them from the air) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating indoor air.
Following are Recommendations for What to Do If You Have Been Exposed
Follow CDC’s recommendations which include wearing a mask when indoors around others for ten days, testing, and monitoring yourself
If you have COVID-19, you can spread it to others, even if you do not have symptoms. If you have symptoms, get tested and stay home until you have your results. If you have tested positive, follow the CDC’s isolation recommendations. These recommendations include staying home and away from others for at least five days or more and wearing a mask indoors around others for a period of time.
If you have COVID-19 and are at high risk, contact your healthcare provider, health department, or Community Health Centers.
• health centers
• grocery stores
For drive-thru testing please visit:
Ellis Field House
9191 S. Polk St.
Monday thru Friday: 9-5 pm
Saturday: 9-3 pm.
COVID -19 Hotline Information @DCHHS COVID-19
Getting Tested for COVID-19
Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms. There are two types of viral tests: rapid tests and laboratory tests. These tests might use samples from your nose, throat, or saliva. Knowing if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 allows you to take care of yourself and take action to reduce the chance that you infect others.
North Texas Does It Right
We are calling on Dallas County to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
You can be a part of the North Texas Does It Right campaign by
following the safety guidelines created by our trusted group of doctors and city leaders.
We’re All in This Together!