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January 2022 UPdate.

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Bike thief caught on camera. Have you seen this suspect or stolen truck?

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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City buildings - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday hours.

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Oncor Tree Trimming - various UP neighborhoods.

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The status of various infrastructure improvement projects.

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Wednesday, January 19 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, January 20 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time @ UPPL.

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Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. - UP & Coming Author Series at UP Public Library.

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Friday, January 21 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Saturday, January 22 at 3 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Time.

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Wednesday, January 26 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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COVID-19 Updates and Information

January 13, 2022



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 Quarantine and Isolation recommendations - January 9

CDC says everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot - January 7
 
CDC Updates/Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population - December 27

CDC recommends people not get Johnson & Johnson vaccine if Pfizer, Moderna available - December 16

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds - December 9

CDC information page on COVID-19 vaccines


Projections from UT Southwestern on future COVID-19 hospitalizations - January 12




Portions of January 12 commentary

"The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in North Texas has increased dramatically.  Hospitalizations in Dallas and Tarrant Counties are projected to continue to increase rapidly in the near term, and will exceed all prior peaks by the end of the week, putting a severe strain on local health systems. New cases will likely reach their peak before the end of January. New hospital admissions may also peak by the end of January, though as test positivity rates continue to rise in older age groups, it is still unclear how these trends will translate to hospitalizations of patients that could have longer lengths of stay or higher rates of critical care."  

"Levels of local transmission are at the highest seen since the beginning of the pandemic and still increasing. There is a high likelihood of expsoure at any large gathering because of the prevelance and high transmissibility of the Omicron variant, and self-isolation for 3-5 days and testing are recommended for those who attend such gatherings."   


This CDC guidance describes what activities may be safely resumed by fully vaccinated persons.  It also indicates that additional precautions are recommended in areas of high or substantial spread, especially the highly infectious variants occurring in North Texas.



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

Dallas County Vaccination Registration website.


State Webpages

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.