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COVID-19 Updates and Information

February 25, 2021

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Fair Park Vaccine Operations - February 25

Dallas County statement:  Vaccine operations are continuing at Dallas County’s Fair Park drive-thru site this week following closures from last week’s winter weather event. In an effort to catch up on delayed second doses as soon as possible, Dallas County has released the following schedule. We ask all residents to please be patient as there are many who need their second dose and we must space out individuals to ensure timely and safe delivery.

The FEMA Community Vaccination Center (CVC) has begun operations at Fair Park , and will serve residents in specific Zip codes: 

75042, 75061, 75150, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75220, 75224, 75227 75228, 75231, 
75237, 75241, 75243.

Dallas County summary of COVID-19 positive confirmed and probable cases in UP 

For more information and the latest data from the County

COVID-19 Vaccination distribution information

In Texas, 1A and 1B individuals are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Those eligible include a variety of frontline healthcare workers and people who are 65 years of age or older and those who are 16 years of age or older who are at increased risk for severe illness due to pre-existing conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.   Note:  While the state’s definition of Phase 1B includes people 16 and older with a medical condition, Dallas County is only distributing the Moderna vaccine, which is approved for people 18 and older. Other hubs that partner with Dallas County through the wait list process are distributing the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for people 16 and older.
Mass vaccine hubs are now operating in many counties across Texas. Dallas, Tarrant and Denton counties are allowing people in those specific groups to register to get vaccinated, even if they are not a resident of that specific county.  This is a reservation-only process.  Vaccinations are not yet available to the general public.

Dallas County Vaccination Registration website.

People can now call DCHHS to register over the phone for the COVID-19 vaccine. The DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline number is 1-855-466-8639. Hotline hours are seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration assistance is available in English and Spanish.  

Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine Information website.

Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hub Provider information.
Alternatively, if you are in one of the eligible groups, you can receive a vaccination through various other providers.
Texas Health and Human Service COVID-19 Vaccination Provider locations.
Texas Health and Human Services Department tracking dashboards
The Texas Health and Human Services Department has also established a dashboard so you can track distribution and application of the vaccine on a county-by-county basis.
Get updated statistics on coronavirus cases, testing, and recoveries with the state's COVID-19 tracker.

Governor's limitations on outdoor gatherings still in effect 

For any outdoor gathering in excess of 10 people, other than those set forth in the Executive Order (GA-30) in paragraph Nos. 1, 2, 3, or 5, the gathering is prohibited unless the mayor of the city in which the gathering is held, or the county judge in the case of a gathering in an unincorporated area, approves of the gathering, and such approval can be made subject to certain conditions or restrictions not inconsistent with this executive order.

Dallas County COVID-19 risk level is red

Acting on a recommendation from Dallas County's Public Health Committee, the County has positioned its color-coded coronavirus threat level at red.  Under this highest risk level, residents are urged to stay home unless they are performing essential activities. 
Dashboard with information about COVID-19 cases on the SMU campus

Working in conjunction with local health and public policy officials, SMU has developed a comprehensive plan to enhance the safety of everyone on campus and minimize the spread of COVID-19.  This plan includes, but is not limited to, enhanced cleaning protocols, changes to the academic calendar and contact tracing procedures.  Here is a dashboard of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Dashboard with information about HPISD COVID-19 cases

Highland Park ISD created a public webpage to provide staff and community members with timely and transparent information related to HPISD lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases.  Here is the HPISD dashboard.

Governor Executive Order requiring use of facial coverings 

Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity, building or public space wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.  The Order takes effect at noon on July 3.

A few specifics:
  • Does not apply to children younger than 10 years of age
  • Does not apply when people are consuming food and drink, or are seated at a restaurant
  • Does not apply when people are exercising outdoors and are maintaining a safe distance from other people not in the same household
  • Does not apply to anyone who is in a swimming pool, lake, or similar body of water
  • Does not apply to Counties with less than 20 positive COVID-19 cases

Social distancing at City facilities 

In line with the Governor's July 2 Executive Order, for your health and to maintain the health of our workforce, City employees are continuing to practice social distancing. Accordingly, access to City buildings is limited. 
  • City Hall - Masks must be worn.  Masks are available for those who enter the lobby and the 24 hour entrance. Visitors are encouraged to speak with desired staff by cell phone or by appointment. Of course, public walk-up access to our 911 Call Center remains available 24/7.
  • Peek Service Center - Front doors will continued to be locked during business hours. Visitors are encouraged to set appointments with staff.  Masks must be worn inside.  If you do not have one, masks will be provided.
  • University Park Public Library - Masks must be worn inside.  Masks are available for those who do not have them.  Curbside service is still available.
  • Municipal Court - Wednesday Night Court remains suspended, the Court Window at City Hall continues to be staffed. 
  • 2525 University Transfer Station - Masks must be worn inside.  Masks will be provided for those who do not have them. 
  • Other Services - Fire Department: Station tours, birthday parties and child safety seat installations remain suspended. Police Department: Fingerprinting and station tours remain suspended.