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November Oncor vegetation management efforts.
COVID-19 Updates and Information.
UPPD statements on fatal shooting.
Boo! Halloween safety tips from UPPD.
Let’s lock UP to reduce crime and protect property! (Part II)
October 2021 UPdate.
Wednesday, October 27 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, October 28 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time in Goar Park.
Saturday, October 30 at 1:30 p.m. - Halloween Crafts & Spooky Fun @ UP Public Library.
Saturday, October 30 at 3 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Time.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - City Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - City Council Meeting
Mask wearing is strongly recommended for all visitors and staff inside all City facilities (City Hall, Peek Service Center, UP Public Library, Waste Transfer Station). For your safety and employee safety, masks and hand sanitizer products are available inside all City facilities. Mask wearing is still required for those who appear before the Municipal Judge.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots - October 21
Read details from the CDC news release
FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters - people can get a shot different from their original dose - October 20
Read details from the FDA news release
Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can now be officially administered to some adults in U.S. - September 24
Read details from the Centers for Disease Control.
FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine - August 23
For many more details on today's action by the FDA, click here.
Projections from UT Southwestern on future COVID-19 hospitalizations
Portions of October 18 commentary
"We continue to see decreases in new hospital admissions for COVID-19, test positivity rates, and new cases of COVID-19 in North Texas across most regions and all age groups. These trends are expected to continue in the near term, and the total number of people hospitalized in Dallas and Tarrant County is now below the peak of the summer 2020 surge. COVID-related visits to the ER are now flat, rather than declining. It is important to note that infection rates remain elevated, and unvaccinated individuals remain particularly susceptible to the highly contagious Delta variant, which represents more than 99 percent of all positive test samples at UT Southwestern."
This Dallas County Risk Guidance system/scale for the risk of activities that may put the public at risk of acquiring COVID-19 is based on guidance from the State of Texas, the CDC, and other national and international public health authorities. The system includes four levels of risk: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, and GREEN. The members of the Public Health Committee will use the latest information on local disease activity to advise county officials on the risk level that applies.
The color-coded guidance system was put together under the leadership of the Public Health Committee and the DCHHS Department to provide specific direction to Dallas County residents. Residents are urged to strictly follow the protective measures of each color to maintain their own health and avoid a resurgence of the epidemic that would cause greater harm to individuals, businesses, and communities.
Dallas County COVID-19 information
FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals - August 12
Click here for details.
CDC recommendations for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future - August 12
Click here for details.
Vaccination Makes Illness Milder, Shorter for the Few Vaccinated People Who Do Get COVID-19
Read this news release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Everyone 12 years old and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas
The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations. All vaccines are authorized for people 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people 12 and older.
Dallas County Vaccination Registration website.
Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine Information website.
Office of Texas Governor Abbott - COVID-19 Resources and Response.
CDC Vaccine Finder
Retail Pharmacies List
Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccine appointments are available. To find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program visit CDC’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program website.