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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health, Safety and Reopening Guidance

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DCHHS and DCPHC Interim Recommendations for Quarantine Period for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days for all individuals exposed to persons with an acute COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) and the Dallas County Public Health Committee (DCPHC) concur that a 14-day quarantine remains the primary recommendation as the safest option to prevent COVID-19 transmission and maximally reduce post-transmission risk. Furthermore, DCHHS and the DCPHC will continue to require a 14 day quarantine period for any individual exposed (close contact) to a COVID-19 case and works, lives or stays in a congregate setting such as a:

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Recommended Guidelines for Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine in the Setting of Currently Limited Supply

Vaccination is a primary mechanism of preventing acquisition of communicable infections and in some cases preventing transmission of infection. Several vaccine formulations exist to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and the companies developing them have applied for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) with the Food and Drug Administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) have published guidance on the equitable allocation of vaccine supplies based on an ethical framework which have been used to formulate these recommendations.

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Today's Risk Level

Today's COVID-19 Risk

Nivel de riesgo de hoy

Today's COVID-19 Risk - SPANISH



The updated Dallas Country metrics/ indicators are based on new knowledge and information that continues to emerge and enhance our understanding of how to assess the Dallas County COVID-19 response. These metrics/indicators are based on information from Resolve to Save Lives, COVID Local, their collaborators, and numerous other sources and will provide the framework for determining how and when to relax or strengthen activities and interventions. Essentially, they will help assess the effectiveness of the Dallas County COVID-19 Response. The Public Health Committee utilizes the metrics/ indicators to assist in determining the risk of COVID-19 transmission within the county. Each set of metrics/indicators builds on prior core metrics and continues to use the Dallas County “stoplight” guidance system which includes four phases/levels of COVID-19 transmission risk:  RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, and GREEN.

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Las métricas / indicadores actualizados del condado de Dallas se basan en nuevos conocimientos e información que continúan surgiendo y mejoran nuestra comprensión de cómo evaluar la respuesta al COVID-19 del condado de Dallas. Estas métricas/ indicadores se basan en información de Resolve to Save Lives, COVID Local, sus colaboradores y muchas otras fuentes y proporcionarán el marco para determinar cómo y cuándo relajar o fortalecer las actividades e intervenciones. Esencialmente, ayudarán a evaluar la efectividad de la respuesta al COVID-19 del condado de Dallas. El Comité de Salud Pública utilizará las métricas/ indicadores para ayudar a determinar el riesgo de transmisión de COVID-19 dentro del condado. Cada conjunto de métricas/ indicadores se basa en métricas básicas anteriores y continúa utilizando el sistema de orientación de “semáforo” del condado de Dallas, que incluye cuatro fases/ niveles de riesgo de transmisión de COVID-19:  ROJO, NARANJA, AMARILLO, y VERDE.

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Public Health Advice for Winter Holiday Gatherings

The following advice from the public health community is offered to keep you and your family safe from the deadly COVID 19 pandemic during the upcoming holiday season.

Following this advice will help us avoid more empty seats at our holiday tables in 2021.

Please don’t let COVID be your uninvited guest this holiday season.

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Consejos de salud pública para reuniones festivas invernales

Los siguientes consejos de la comunidad de salud pública se ofrecen para mantenerlos a usted y a su familia a salvo de la mortal pandemia de COVID 19 durante la próxima temporada de días festivos.

Seguir estos consejos nos ayudará a prevenir más asientos vacíos en nuestras mesas de fiestas en el 2021.

No permita que COVID sea su invitado no bienvenido en esta temporada de fiestas.

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Know Your Risk: Common Activities

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Health Guidance for the Public

A thoughtful document to guide us as we navigate in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document was prepared by the Public Health Committee made up of public health, epidemiology, and infectious disease leaders who have prepared their entire adult lives to advise us in this moment. Their goal is to keep us safe through continued containment of COVID-19.

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Orientación de salud para el público

Se adjunta un documento reflexivo para guiarnos mientras navegamos nuestras comunidades durante la pandemia de COVID-19. El documento fue preparado por el Comité de Salud Pública compuesto por líderes de salud pública, epidemiología y enfermedades infecciosas que han preparado toda su vida adulta para asesorarnos en este momento. Su objetivo es mantenernos seguros mediante la contención continua de COVID-19.

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Employer/Employee Guidance

Public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. Individuals and businesses should take responsibility, stay informed, take actions based on common sense, and follow the guidance offered by health care experts. Employers should cooperate with public health authorities and should encourage employees to participate in contact tracing to ensure the safety of their workforce.

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Orientación Para El Empleador/ Empleado

La guía de salud pública no puede anticipar cada situación única. Las personas y las empresas deben asumir la responsabilidad, mantenerse informados, tomar medidas basadas en el sentido común y seguir la orientación ofrecida por los expertos en atención médica. Los empleadores deben cooperar con las autoridades de salud pública y deben alentar a los empleados a participar en el rastreo de contactos para garantizar la seguridad de su fuerza laboral.

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Employee (Non-Healthcare Settings) Screening Questions and Guidance

This document is intended to guide employers on employee screening prior to the start of the workday. It is not intended for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

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Preguntas y orientación para la evaluación de empleados (entornos no relacionados con la atención médica)

Este documento está destinado a guiar a los empleadores en la evaluación de los empleados antes del inicio de la jornada laboral. No está destinado a personas con COVID-19 confirmado o sospechoso.

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Self-Isolation Guidance

This guidance is intended for:

  • People with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, who do not need to be hospitalized and who can receive care at home.
  • Household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a non-healthcare setting of a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19.

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Guía de auto aislamiento

Esta guía está destinada para:

  • Personas con COVID-19 confirmado o sospechado, que no necesitan hospitalización y que pueden recibir atención en el hogar.
  • Miembros del hogar, parejas íntimas y cuidadores en un entorno no médico de una persona con COVID-19 sintomático confirmado por laboratorio.

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Guidance for Individuals at High-Risk

High-Risk Individuals Are People That Meet Any One of the Following Criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Have an underlying medical condition:
    • Lung disease including moderate to severe asthma and COPD
    • Serious heart conditions and hypertension
    • Immunocompromised (including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplants, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications)
    • Are obese
    • Have diabetes
    • Have chronic kidney disease or are undergoing dialysis
    • Have liver disease

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Orientación para personas en alto riesgo

Personas De Alto Riesgo Son Personas Que Cumplen Cualquiera De Los Siguientes Criterios:

  • 65 años o más
  • Vive en un hogar de ancianos o en un centro de atención a largo plazo,
  • Personas de todas las edades con una afección médica subyacente:
    • enfermedad pulmonar que incluye asma moderada a severa y EPOC
    • condiciones cardíacas graves e hipertensión
    • inmunocomprometidos (incluido el tratamiento del cáncer, tabaquismo, trasplantes de médula ósea u órganos, deficiencias inmunes, VIH o SIDA mal controlados y uso prolongado de corticosteroides y otros medicamentos para el debilitamiento inmunitario)
    • obesidad
    • diabetes
    • enfermedad renal crónica sometida a diálisis
    • enfermedad del hígado

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