Dallas and Denton Counties Provide Coronavirus Information Resources
The City of Carrollton is closely monitoring the impacts the of coronavirus (COVID-19) and currently has plans in place in protect our residents and first responders as the situation develops. These plans are in line with guidance from our healthcare partners, which include our county health departments, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the expert guidance of the Centers for Disease Control. Plans include social distancing practices and the postponement of events, large gatherings, and public facilities as needed. Any cancellations or closures will be announced via the City’s webpage and social media channels. The City is always working to ensure the continuity of government so that critical services continue without interruption. Dallas County Health and Human Services and Denton County Public Health have released resources so residents can stay in the know with accurate information as the situation evolves. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carrollton.
As the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China continues to receive increased media attention, Dallas County Health and Human Services and Denton County Public Health have released resources so residents can stay in the know with accurate information as the situation evolves.
Dallas County officials reiterated that the overall risk to Texans and the American public remains low.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, so the CDC recommends everyday practices that help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including influenza. These include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue; disinfecting frequently touched objects; and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but the CDC does recommend that citizens receive an influenza shot to protect their health.
For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available on the CDC's website along with other ways to prepare your household in case of a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
The CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and is preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.
There are a number of information resources available through Dallas County Health and Human Services, Denton County Public Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the CDC at the links below. This public health situation is ever evolving, so be sure to check back frequently. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/coronavirus.
Dallas County Health and Human Services:
Denton County Public Health:
Texas Department of State Health Services:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: