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Public Health

COVID-19 Bulletin (03/25/20)

City of Dallas adds shelter-in-place, Collin County says all workers are essential, and more.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has issued a number of regulations to enforce the county’s shelter-in-place order for areas of the city that don’t fall in Dallas County. The restrictions are the same as those set by the county, and are in place until April 29. Learn more from The Dallas Morning News here.

Dallas County has set up a way for those who would like to donate or sell supplies as hospitals prepare for more COVID-19 cases. Learn more here.

Dallas is not doing very well at avoiding large public gatherings, with 800 complaints about large gatherings in the first day of shelter-in-place, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Tarrant County has followed Dallas County with their own shelter-in-place order, while CBS DFW reports that Collin County has issued a stay-at-home order for non-essential activities, but Collin County Judge Chris Hill has declared all workers essential.

COVID-19 has been especially damaging to rural hospitals who often depend on elective surgeries, many of which have been canceled as worries about the disease grow. Texas Tribune has the full report.

Dallas County has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death (the county’s fifth), NBC DFW reports.

 

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