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"Today we have 996 COVID patients in Dallas County hospitals. The trend continues to go upward for both hospitalizations and positive COVID cases, with 1,110 COVID cases and 5 deaths being reported for Friday. Hospital staffing is still very tight, with all our hospitals continuing to hire traveling nurses and other contractors to fill the increased demand. Wait times for infusions for COVID patients are lengthening and it is very important that we all do what we can to control the spread of COVID to avoid needing medical care. With insurers reinstituting cost sharing for COVID, medical bills that would easily take up your entire deductible and maximum out of pocket are yet another reason to accept a free vaccine that is safe and effective in protecting against serious cases of COVID. If you're unvaccinated it's not a question of if you'll get COVID, but, rather, when. And should you require treatment it can get very expensive very quickly. Vaccines and testing are free options, please utilize them to decrease spread. Even for those who get COVID and are fortunate enough to have an asymptomatic case, we know the Delta variant on average is spread to at least five people for every person who gets it,"said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: and all guidance documents can be found here:
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don't live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites: