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.