Here we will pass along information we receive about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) currently causing the outbreak of respiratory illness. For the most up-to-date information, you can check the Texas Department of State Health Services here, and Dallas County Health and Human Services here. Dallas County also has a hotline number for your questions: 972-692-2780
information FROM DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
These are links to documents from DCHHS with information about COVID-19, and current recommendations about prevention, hygiene, and responsible precautions:
It is important to know that most COVID-19 cases are mild at worst, but the infection can cause particular problems for vulnerable populations such as the elderly and people with underlying illnesses. People should alter their behaviors to stop COVID-19 before it has the chance to spread. That means you should tell others to put a moratorium on handshakes (Have you tried the elbow bump?); tell people to stay home when they are sick; ask people to cover their coughs and sneezes; and encourage people to get a flu shot and work to avoid other illnesses that could strain our healthcare system and put people at further risk.
We will add more information as we get it, but for the most recent new developments, try the links above.
A Page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Manage Anxiety and Stress"
From the website "Psychology Tools", a downloadable .pdf called "Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty"