County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dr. Philip Huang, the head of Dallas County Health and Human Services. (Photo courtesy NBC 5's Live Feed)

Public Health

COVID-19 Bulletin (03/23/20)

Dallas shelters in place and adds drive-through testing as statewide cases are on the rise.

Dallas County Judge Jenkins has issued an order “requiring residents to shelter in place.” Beginning at 11:59pm on Monday, March 23, Dallas County residents can only leave their homes for essential activities, and all-non essential businesses must close. Food, medicine, and essential infrastructure are all essential.

As of Sunday, March 22, there are two drive-thru testing centers in Dallas. One at American Airlines Center and the second at the Ellis Davis Field House. WFAA shared everything you need to know.

Governor Abbot has put a stop to all elective surgeries and has released regulations about treating more than one patient in a room, Politico reports.

A Central Market employee tests positive for COVID-19. The store is located on Lovers Lane at Greenville Avenue, reports NBCDFW.

Officials told Fox 4 that Dallas County has reported its third COVID-19 death, a male in his 80’s.

The Texas Tribune reported the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Texas increased to 355 over the weekend, with a total of 5 reported deaths in the state.

How are Texas medical programs contributing to fighting the virus? Texas Monthly shared what you should know about COVID-19 in Texas.

In an Interview with CNN, Mark Cuban shared that he and the Dallas Mavericks have set up a program to pay for daycare for the children of healthcare workers.

The Dallas Business Journal estimates that coronavirus could cost North Texas colleges and universities over $120m in room and board.

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