Kroger Health Launches Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in DFW Metroplex

Dallas and Fort Worth Leaders Partner with Kroger to expand testing availability for residents

DALLAS, Texas – Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), recently announced plans to expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing model. As part of the expansion, Kroger Health will now offer free testing sites; one in Fort Worth, beginning Thursday, May 7, and one in Dallas, beginning Saturday, May 9 with plans to perform over 1,000 tests at each site weekly.

“Kroger has always aimed to be there for our customers, associates and communities when they need us most and it has never been more important as we help to expand testing across Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Adam Wampler, president of Kroger Dallas Division. “We are thankful for the collaboration with The City of Dallas, Dallas County, City of Fort Worth, CitySquare, Fort Worth ISD, and many city departments who helped make this possible. We could not do this alone and we are confident, that together, we will get through this.”

“COVID-19 testing is critical to public health and our economic recovery plans,” said City of Dallas Mayor, Eric Johnson. “I am thrilled that Kroger has stepped up to provide more public testing, and I am particularly pleased that the company selected a site in South Dallas, which will be a boon to our historically underserved residents who are especially vulnerable to this pandemic.”

This onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Kroger Health is providing professional services via its multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
“As we begin to take the first steps in easing restrictions and slowly re-opening, we must continue to increase our testing capacity so we can truly understand the impact this virus is having on our community,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “I am grateful for our continued partnership with Kroger, as it will bring more than 1,000 additional tests a week to our community. We must continue to protect ourselves against this virus and testing is vital role in ultimately combating COVID-19.”

“Kroger’s been a tremendous partner in keeping us all fed and now is stepping up to provide much needed testing in Southern and Central Dallas in partnership with CitySquare, Dallas County and the City of Dallas,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “Testing is critical, not only to keep you safe and to keep the disease from spreading, but to have our best chance of
successfully reopening the economy.”

Residents can register at https://www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting

People needing a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

Those eligible will next select a testing location and appointment time. Registrants will then receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork to complete. When a person arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and should leave their window rolled up for
check-in, until a health care practitioner comes to the car to provide the patient with the test.

The drive-thru testing locations will feature a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger has determined that this testing methodology is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while also conserving the amount of
personal protective equipment that is utilized.

Dallas Site
CitySquare (parking lot)
1610 Malcom X Blvd., Dallas, TX 75226
Testing Hours: Starting Saturday, 5/9
Saturday and Monday: 8:30AM – 2:30PM

Fort Worth Site
J.P. Elder Middle School
600 Park St., Fort Worth, TX 76164,
Hours: Starting Thursday, 5/7
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Tues, Wed, and Fri: 1:00PM – 5:00PM


Kroger Health lanza sitios de prueba COVID-19 gratuitos en el
Metroplex de Dallas/Ft. Worth

Los líderes de Dallas y Fort Worth se han asociado con Kroger para ampliar la disponibilidad de pruebas para los residentes.

DALLAS, Texas – Kroger Health, la división de atención médica de The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), anunció recientemente planes para expandir su modelo de prueba COVID-19. Como parte de la expansión, Kroger Health ahora ofrecerá sitios de prueba gratuitos; uno en Fort Worth, a partir del jueves 7 de mayo, y uno en Dallas, a partir del sábado 9 de mayo, con planes de realizar más de 1,000 pruebas en cada sitio semanalmente.

“El objectivo de Kroger siempre a sido estar allí para nuestros clientes, asociados y comunidades cuando más nos necesitan y nunca ha sido más importante ya que ayudamos a expandir las pruebas en Dallas / Fort Worth”, dijo Adam Wampler, presidente de la División Kroger Dallas. “Estamos agradecidos por la colaboración con la ciudad de Dallas, el condado de Dallas, la ciudad de Fort Worth, CitySquare, Fort Worth ISD y muchos departamentos de la ciudad que ayudaron a hacer esto posible. No podríamos hacer esto solos y estamos seguros de que juntos lograremos superar esto ”.

“Las pruebas COVID-19 son críticas para la salud pública y nuestros planes de recuperación económica”, dijo el alcalde de la ciudad de Dallas, Eric Johnson. “Estoy encantado de que Kroger haya dado un paso adelante para proporcionar más pruebas públicas, y estoy particularmente complacido de que la compañía haya seleccionado un sitio en el sur de Dallas, que será de gran ayuda para nuestros residentes históricamente desatendidos que son especialmente vulnerables a esta pandemia”.

Estos sitios de prueba gratuitos están respaldado por los servicios del laboratorio eTrueNorth, un contratista del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE. UU. Kroger Health brinda servicios profesionales a través de su equipo multidisciplinario de farmacéuticos y técnicos de farmacia.

“En comenzar a dar los primeros pasos para aliviar las restricciones y reabrir lentamente, debemos continuar aumentando nuestra capacidad de prueba para que podamos comprender realmente el impacto que este virus está teniendo en nuestra comunidad”, dijo la alcaldesa de Fort
Worth, Betsy Price. Estoy agradecido por nuestra asociación con Kroger, ya que traerá más de 1,000 pruebas adicionales por semana a nuestra comunidad. Debemos continuar protegiéndonos contra este virus y las pruebas son un papel vital en la lucha final contra COVID-19 “.

“Kroger ha sido un gran socio para mantenernos a todos alimentados y ahora está avanzando para proporcionar pruebas muy necesarias en el sur y centro de Dallas en asociación con CitySquare, el condado de Dallas y la ciudad de Dallas”, dijo el juez del condado de Dallas Clay Jenkins. “Las pruebas son críticas, no solo para mantenerlo a salvo y evitar que la enfermedad se propague, sino para tener la mejor oportunidad de reabrir con éxito la economía”.

Los residentes pueden registrarse en https://www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting
People needing a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

Las personas que necesitan una prueba utilizarán una herramienta de detección virtual basada en las pautas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) para ver si son elegibles. Los que son elegibles para la prueba se basan en las recomendaciones de los CDC, del gobierno estatal y local.

Las ubicaciones de las pruebas de manejo contarán con un hisopo nasal autoadministrado que debe ser ordenado y observado por un proveedor. Kroger ha determinado que esta metodología de prueba es beneficiosa, ya que aumenta la cantidad de pruebas que se pueden proporcionar y al mismo tiempo conserva la cantidad de equipo de protección personal que se utiliza.

Dallas Site
CitySquare (estacionamiento)
1610 Malcom X Blvd., Dallas, TX 75226
Horas de Prueba:
A partir del Sábado, 5/9
Sábado y Lunes: 8:30AM – 2:30PM

Fort Worth Site
J.P. Elder Middle School
600 Park St., Fort Worth, TX 76164,
Horas de Prueba:
A partir de Jueves, 5/7
Martes– Sábado: 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Martes, Miércoles y Viernes: 1:00PM – 5:00PM


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 246 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 6, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 246 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,869, including 123 deaths.

The additional 2 deaths being reported today include:

  • A woman in her 80’s who had been a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Garland, and expired at home.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas, and expired in hospice care.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, 65% have been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 123 total deaths reported to date, over a third have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today is our 2nd highest number of positive cases eclipsed only by yesterday. We also reported two deaths, both residents of long-term care facilities. The Public Health Committee and doctors have advised to keep in mind the following four things when making decisions on activities: First, avoid unnecessary crowds. Second, maintain 6 feet of distancing when around people outside your family unit. Third, wear cloth face coverings on public transportation and when visiting businesses. And fourth, practice hand washing and good hygiene. Most of the questions you’ll have about activities outside the family home can be answered by referring to these four tenets,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands 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-base 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Governor Abbott’s Re-Opening Checklists

Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller:

The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.


Open Texas Checklists – Revised May 5, 2020, Now in Effect

Open Texas Checklists – Effective May 8, 2020

Open Texas Checklists – Effective May 18, 2020

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

“As we open Texas, we are each called upon to be Texans: to act responsibly as we re-engage in the economy, to continue following all health precautions and sanitizing guidelines, and to care for our vulnerable neighbors. Lives depend on our actions. I know you will respond as Texans.” – Governor Greg Abbott

View the April 27, 2020 Report

NOTE: The checklists in this report are no longer current. See the NEW checklists above.

Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas, Announces Surge Response Teams To Combat COVID-19

Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas, Announces Surge Response Teams To Combat COVID-19

Issues Guidance For Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies 

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where announced that he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand openings of certain businesses and activities. The Governor also announced new guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on graduation ceremonies and the creation of Surge Response Teams to combat any COVID-19 flare ups in Texas. 

“Texas is in a position to continue opening parts of our economy because of the efforts and determination of the people of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Over the past month, Texans have worked together to contain the spread of COVID-19 by following social distancing practices and staying at home whenever possible. As we move forward, I urge all Texans to continue following these social distancing guidelines and the health standards we have provided. With every Texan doing their part, we will contain COVID-19, we will unleash our entrepreneurs, and we will make it through this challenge together.”

The Governor was joined for the press conference by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) Acting Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, and Adjutant General of Texas Maj. Gen. Tracey Norris.

Per the Governor’s announcement, wedding venues and services required to conduct weddings may immediately open. Weddings held indoors other than at a church, congregation, or house of worship must limit occupancy to 25%. Wedding reception services may also resume, but facilities must limit their occupancy to 25% of the total listed occupancy. These occupancy limits do not apply to the outdoor areas of a wedding reception or to outdoor wedding receptions.

Beginning May 8, cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons and shops, and other establishments where licensed cosmetologists or barbers practice their trade, may open, but all such salons, shops, and establishments must ensure at least six feet of social distancing between operating work stations. Tanning salons may also reopen under the same limitation. Also starting May 8, swimming pools may open subject to certain limitations, including on their occupancy or operating levels.

Beginning May 18, office buildings may open with the greater of five or less individuals or 25% of the total office workforce. These individuals must maintain appropriate social distancing. Gyms, exercise facilities, and exercise classes may also open on May 18, but must operate at 25% occupancy. Locker rooms and shower facilities will remain closed, but restrooms may open. Non-essential manufacturing services may also open on May 18 but facilities must limit their occupancy to 25%.

These newly opened services are subject to recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS. These protocols will be available on the Open Texas webpage

During the press conference, Chief Kidd and Commissioner Wilson provided details on the newly formed Surge Response Teams. These teams are led by TDEM and HHSC and include representatives from the the Texas Military Department, DSHS, the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force, and BCFS Health and Human Services. Surge Response Teams will serve nursing homes, prisons, packing pants, and other facilities that experience flare ups of COVID-19 by providing personal protective equipment, testing supplies, onsite staffing, and assessment assistance. These teams will also work with local officials to establish health and social distancing standards to contain these flare ups. Several Surge Response Teams have already been deployed to locations across the state. Chief Kidd and Commissioner Wilson’s presentation is available here

TEA Commissioner Morath also provided new guidance on class of 2020 graduation ceremonies for Texas school districts. The TEA is providing four different pathways for schools to celebrate their graduating seniors, and each district is at liberty to determine if any of these options best serve the needs and desires of their community:

  • Completely virtual ceremonies that take place entirely online, with the use of videoconference or other technologies.
  • Hybrid ceremonies, which consist of a compilation of videos of students being recognized in person as they celebrate graduation in small groups.
  • Vehicle ceremonies, in which students and their families wait in their cars while other graduates are recognized one at time with their families alongside them.
  • Outdoor in-person ceremonies, which are currently permitted for counties as follows: 
    • Between May 15 and May 31, an outdoor ceremony may take place in a rural county that has an attestation as described in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas that remains in effect 7 days prior to the ceremony. 
    • An outdoor ceremony may take place in any Texas county on or after June 1. 

Full details of the TEA’s graduation ceremony guidance can be found on the TEA website



For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Executive Order GA-21

Some highlights to note about GA-21:

  • Texans, except where necessary to provide or obtain an essential service or a reopened service, should continue to minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with those who are not in the same household.
  • People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.  Individuals are encouraged to avoid contact with those 65 and older.
  • Those who do leave the home, whether young or old, should implement social distancing and good hygiene
  • Essential Services include those listed under CISA guidance as well as churches, congregations and places of worship
  • Reopened Services consist of the following:
    • In-store retail at 25% occupancy (25% does not include employees)
    • Dine-in at restaurants at 25% occupancy (no occupancy limit on outside seating; 25% does not include employees)
    • Movie theaters at 25% occupancy (25% does not include employees)
    • Shopping malls at 25% occupancy (food court, play areas, and interactive displays must remain closed) (25% does not include employees)
    • Museums and libraries at occupancy of 25% (25% does not include employees)
    • Golf course operations
    • Local government operations
    • Services provided by one individual in an office setting (note this will be expanded on Monday, May 18th)
    • Wedding venues and services required to conduct weddings, subject to either the guidelines on churches (if held in a church) or at 25% of indoor occupancy (if held indoors at a non-church).  Note, it is strongly encouraged to hold weddings outside
    • Wedding receptions, subject to the guidelines on restaurants (if held at a restaurant) or subject to 25% of indoor capacity (if held indoors).  Again, strongly encouraged to hold outside.

 Starting on Friday, May 8, 2020 the following will be opened:

  • Cosmetology salons, hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons may open but should follow guidelines set forth in Open Texas
  • Tanning Salons may open but should follow guidelines set forth in Open Texas
  • Swimming pools may operate if outdoor or indoor but must follow occupancy levels set forth

 Starting on Monday, May  18, 2020, the following will be opened:

  • Services provided in an office may operate with the greater of five individuals or 25% of the total office workforce
  • Non-essential manufacturing [services] at 25% occupancy
  • Gyms and exercise facilities and classes, whether indoor, outdoor, individual, or group, at a 25% occupancy

As previously was the case in GA-18, counties with five or fewer active case counts can file proper attestation forms with DSHS to allow for occupancy limits of 50% for those facilities otherwise limited to 25% occupancy. 


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Updated – Dallas County Reports 253 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

This post has been updated on May 6, 2020 to include the May 5, 2020 Dallas County 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary.

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 5, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 253 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,623, including 121 deaths.

The additional 7 deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had expired in an area hospital ED.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and expired in hospice care.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite, and expired in the facility.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving, and was found deceased at home.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, 65% have been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 121 total deaths reported to date, about 36% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today, we have a new record high number of cases as we have every day this week. We’ve also had seven more deaths. It’s so important that we all continue to follow science and avoid unnecessary groups, maintain six feet distance and wear your face coverings on public transportation and at businesses,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands 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-base 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Supplemental Order on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants

On Monday, May 4, 2020 Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released a supplemental order regarding the reopening of services and food processing plants. Included in the order is the following:

“Reopened Services must comply Minimum Standard Health Protocols, in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, issued April 27, 2020. For clarity, to the extent the Governor’s Minimum Standard Health Protocols are recommendations, the Health Protocols are adopted as mandatory rules in Dallas County.”




For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 237 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 4, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 237 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,370, including 114 deaths.

The additional 3 deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had been hospitalized.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, 65% have been under 65 years of age and 50% do not have an underlying condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 114 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today’s numbers continue an upward trend of positive cases. Dallas County will supplement its #SaferAtHome order today to make the Governor’s recommendations for reopened services requirements in Dallas County. The local public health community is advising to limit unnecessary visits to stores or group settings and to wear your face covering when you go. It’s up to all of us to #FlattenTheCurve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands 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-base 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 234 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 3, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 234 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,133, including 111 deaths. The additional death being reported today is of a woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 111 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today’s numbers are the highest we have seen so far. I’m hopeful that the medical models will prove correct and we are nearing the peak. Much of that will be determined by the choices each one of us makes. Please avoid crowds, maintain six foot distancing and wear a cloth face covering at businesses. #StayHomeSaveLives to #FlattenThe Curve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands 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-base 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports 181 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 2, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 181 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,899, including 110 deaths.

The additional 4 deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Irving, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 70’s who was resident of the City of Richardson, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 70’s who was resident of the City of Grand Prairie, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 90’s who was resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 110 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Today’s positive cases and deaths close our week. Today’s total for positive cases ranks second highest of the outbreak, eclipsed only by yesterday’s positive cases. Today’s four deaths bring our weekly total to 29. Last week, our daily average of new cases was 84. This week it jumped to 141. We saw a 38% increase in deaths from last week but we lost four less people than we did two weeks ago. As we have seen in each of the last five days, another young person is among today’s deaths.

“All this points to the need to follow CDC and local health department recommendations and avoid crowds, keep six foot distancing at all times and wear a cloth face covering when visiting businesses, using public transportation, or with individuals outside your household. Before the Governor’s Order opening more businesses, medical models had targeted the next few days as our peak with declines expected in mid-May. Increased activity makes this harder to achieve but it’s still possible if we all make smart decisions and follow the advice of the scientists that have spent their adult lives preparing for this moment,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

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

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands 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-base 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/