Dallas County Reports 228 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 31, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 228 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 10,234, including 229 deaths. The additional death being reported today is of a man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized. He had underlying high risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 229 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.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU Admissions, and ER visits continue to remain flat in Dallas County according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. Due to weekend reporting, new data will be available on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today’s number, along with the last three days, are the beginning of a modest trend upward in increased positive cases. However, the numbers that the doctors and the CDC are focusing on are hospitalizations, emergency room visits for COVID-19, and ICU admissions for COVID-19, along with deaths. We’ll have a better gauge of those numbers on Tuesday as there is a lag in reporting on the weekend. Unfortunately, we have not seen a decline yet in any of the metrics that the doctors and the CDC are looking for to loosen our restrictions so please continue to make smart decisions. Avoid crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing when out, wear a cloth face covering on public transportation and in stores and exercise good hand hygiene particularly when outside the home. It’s up to all of us to flatten the curve.

Many people have engaged in protests over the death of George Floyd. Peaceful protests and demonstrations are a quintessential part of our American democracy. In this strange time of COVID-19, where we are best served for public health to avoid crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing, and wear a cloth face covering when in public gatherings, those who wish to demonstrate must be particularly mindful of their safety and public health so that we don’t see an outbreak caused by these mass gatherings. It’s important that those who are not demonstrating separate peaceful protests and the right of people to exhibit their first amendment rights from the interlopers in the protests who are committing acts of vandalism and actually hurting the cause that they claim to support.

It’s up to all of us to show signs of respect to one another, listen to one another and move to a more perfect union. Probably the number one question I got on COVID-19 before the murder of George Floyd was when are things going to get back to normal regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the economic damage that it is causing. We don’t want to get back to ‘normal’ where our black neighbors are more likely to be victims of disparate treatment from the police that can lead to violence and denigration. We must quell acts of vandalism while honoring the desire and frustration of many with the current situation and find ways to listen and work together to build a new normal that protects black people from misconduct and strengthens the relationship between public safety and everyone in our community,” 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-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 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 219 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 30, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 219 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 10,006, including 228 deaths.

The additional 5 deaths are being reported today include:

  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He had underlying high risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 228 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.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU Admissions, and ER visits continue to remain flat in Dallas County according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.

We are continuing to see a sustained daily census of between 300 and 350 COVID-19 patients in Dallas County hospitals over the past two weeks. Additionally, we are seeing a sustained number of individuals presenting to Dallas County hospital emergency rooms with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Approximately 22% of emergency room visits in Dallas County for a 24 hour period ending Friday, May

29th, representing some 449 patients, presented to Dallas County emergency room with COVID-19 symptoms. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today’s numbers continue to tick upward but it’s still too early for the doctors to say it’s a trend or to point to why we’re seeing that modest increase. It’s up to all of us to make those good smart decisions that will give us our best chance of not seeing an upward trend emerge threatening public health and our economic recovery. Doctors advise to avoid crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing when outside the home, wear a cloth face covering as an exercise of the quintessential American value of kindness, respect, and protection for the community and your fellow person and exercise good hand hygiene. Remember, it’s up to all of us to flatten the curve and the best way to do it is to #StayHomeSaveLives,” 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-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 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/

Recreation Center Re-opening: June 1, 2020

The City of Duncanville’s Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce the re-opening of the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center has been working hard to ensure the health and safety of our guests. The limit capacity is at 25%, members only, with no day passes.

The Recreation Center is scheduled to open Monday, June 1, 2020, at 7 am.
New limited hours of operations will be in effect:

Monday – Friday | 7 am – 7 pm

Saturday | 9 am – 5 pm

To give everyone a chance to get back to their workout routine, the fitness room will be limited to 1hr/day.

New health screening protocols have been established due to the public health emergency related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health Protocols for guests:

Self-screen before entering the facility, and do not enter with any of the symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

Wash or disinfect hands after any interaction with people or components of the facility.

Maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals not within the same household. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as face-covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced.

  • Wash or sanitize hands after any payment process.
  • All guests must wear gloves while inside the fitness room.
  • All guests must clean the equipment after every use
  • All guests are not required to but are encouraged to wear a non-medical grade face mask or cloth face covering when using the facility.

For the health and safety of all guests, new policies & guidelines will also go into effect beginning Monday, June 1st until further notice.

  • Bring your own equipment – basketball, water bottle, jump rope
  • Do not turn on powered-off equipment
  • No public restroom access
  • No public water fountain access
  • No daily pass is available for purchase
  • No rental reservations are being taken

For more information please contact the Duncanville Recreation Center at 972-780-5070 or at parksandrec@duncanville.com.

Dallas County Reports 200 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 29, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 200 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,787, including 223 deaths. The additional death being reported today includes a man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He had underlying high risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 223 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.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU Admissions, and ER visits continue to remain flat in Dallas County according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.

We are continuing to see a sustained daily census of between 300 and 350 COVID-19 patients in Dallas County hospitals over the past two weeks. Additionally, we are seeing a sustained number of individuals presenting to Dallas County hospital emergency rooms with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Approximately 23% of emergency room visits in Dallas County for a 24 hour period ending Thursday, May 28th, representing some 455 patients, presented to Dallas County emergency room with COVID-19 symptoms. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“The numbers from today and yesterday are a little higher than we’ve seen in the last week but do not indicate a trend. The main thing for people to look at in determining activities is the color-coded chart that can be found at www.DallasCountyCOVID.org of guidelines for activities prepared by local health experts. Those experts use the three charts above for hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits in determining what color code we are currently at. Currently, we are at red. As you can see from the charts, there has not been a decline in any of these variables. These are the same variables that the CDC uses in their ‘Opening America’ document, looking for a 14-day decline. Doctors currently advise to avoid crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing, and wear a cloth face covering as a way not only to protect yourself but as a quintessential act of kindness and respect for your fellow residents who you encounter while in businesses or on public transportation. It’s up to all of us to work together and make smart decisions to flatten the curve. Remember, #StayHomeSaveLives,” 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-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 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/

U.S. Census Bureau Resumes Field Operations in Tarrant and Dallas County

MAY 29, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will open up their Area Census Offices and resume operations on Monday, June 1, for their Arlington, Duncanville, Farmers Branch and Richardson locations. The offices will continue their update leave operations dropping off questionnaires to homes that are applicable. This is done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15 but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary field staff have been trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the public. This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.

The health and safety of Census Bureau staff and the public is always a top priority.

The Census Bureau will deliver 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires at the front doors of roughly 5.1 million stateside households. This operation is crucial to ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities, which helps guide hundreds of billions of dollars in public and private sector spending per year.

People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet. Responding with a census ID or the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best count of their community. People can respond online, by phone or by using the paper form in the packet.

For more information, please visit the 2020 Census COVID-19 operational adjustments page.

Dallas County Reports 202 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 28, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 202 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,587, including 222 deaths. The additional death being reported today includes a man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 222 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.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU Admissions, and ER visits continue to remain flat in Dallas County according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today’s numbers continue a trend of what we’ve been seeing. There’s a slight uptick today in the number of positive cases but that’s only one day and too small of an uptick to start any sort of a trend. We must continue to practice good decision making and the best way to do that is to go to www.DallasCountyCOVID.org and download the color-coded chart prepared by local health experts as to what activities are safe to perform and how best to perform them. Essentially, their advice is to avoid crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing when out, wear your cloth face covering, not only to protect yourself but as an exercise of the quintessential American value of kindness and respect to others who also find themselves out at the same places you are, and use good hygiene. It’s up to all of us to flatten the curve. Remember, #StayHomeSaveLives,” 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-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 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 197 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 27, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 197 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,385, including 221 deaths.

The additional 8 deaths are being reported today include:

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and was found deceased at home. He did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas and had been hospitalized. She had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. She did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite and expired in the facility. She had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite and expired in the facility. He had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite and expired in the facility. She had underlying high risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 221 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.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU Admissions, and ER visits continue to remain flat in Dallas County according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today’s numbers are a somber reminder of the need to continue with the ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ safety measures that have proven effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Avoid unnecessary crowds, maintain 6 foot social distancing when out of the home, wear a face covering as a sign of respect and kindness to your fellow man when on public transportation or at a business, and use good hand hygiene. You can find the local health expert guidelines for which activities are safe for your family and how best to perform them at www.DallasCountyCOVID.org. Remember, it’s up to all of us to flatten the curve, #StayHomeSaveLives,” 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 Announces Additional Services And Activities That Can Open Under Phase II

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state’s plan to safely and strategically open. With this proclamation, water parks, recreational sport programs for adults, driver education programs, and food-court dining areas within shopping malls can begin operations with limited occupancy or regulations to protect the health and safety of Texans.

Beginning Friday, May 29th, water parks can open but must limit their occupancy to 25% of normal operating limits. Components of these water parks that have video arcades must remain closed. Starting Sunday, May 31st, recreational sports programs for adults can resume, but games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15th. Driver education programs can resume operations immediately. 

Food-court dining areas within shopping malls can also immediately resume operations, but malls are encouraged to designate one or more individuals who are responsible for ensuring health and safety practices are followed, including: limiting tables to six individuals; maintaining a six-feet distance between individuals sitting at different tables; cleaning and disinfecting tables between uses; and ensuring no condiments or other items are left on tables between customer uses. 

Minimum standard health protocols outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are recommended and located on the Open Texas webpage.

View the Governor’s proclamation.


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

Dallas County Reports 190 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 26, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 190 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,188, including 213 deaths.

The additional 2 deaths are being reported today include:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland and had expired in an area hospital ED. He had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite and had underlying high risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 213 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.

“The indicators the public health committee is using to determine our threat level on the color-coded chart are hospitalizations, ER visits for COVID-19 and ICU admissions for COVID-19. They remain flat. In order to move to a lower threat level, the doctors tell me we need to see a 14-day decline in those three factors which unfortunately have yet to materialize. I’m hopeful that with the modest decline in cases we’ve seen over the last 2 weeks, we will begin that decline in hospitalizations, ICU admissions and ER visits soon. Again, how well we do as a community is largely up to all of us making good personal responsibility choices, avoiding crowds, maintaining a 6-foot distance, and wearing a cloth face covering as a quintessential American value of kindness towards others when we are on public transportation or visiting businesses. Good hygiene is extremely important too. Remember, the best way to slow the spread is #StayHomeSaveLives,” 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 178 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 11:00am May 24, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 178 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 8,827, including 211 deaths. The additional death being reported today is of a woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite and expired in the facility. She had underlying high risk health conditions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% 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, two-thirds 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 211 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’s number is similar to yesterday and is markedly lower than two weeks ago. While this is good news, our hospitalizations and ER visits for COVID-19 symptoms remain flat, and unfortunately, our death rate went up last week. All this means the doctors still have us in the red ‘stay home stay safe’ risk level. So please avoid unnecessary crowds, wear your face covering when at businesses, maintain 6-foot distancing, and use good hygiene. Think of the face-covering not as an impingement on your personal liberty but as a quintessential American activity of showing kindness to others. The person at the store next to you may have a loved one who is at high-risk and your face covering protects them if you’re asymptomatic. So please be kind and also please have a wonderful Memorial Day, remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice and also those who serve in our military,” 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/