COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease

caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to

many other countries around the world, including the United

States.

Primary symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, fatigue and sore throat. Severe cases include persistent high fever, shortness of breath and pneumonia.

Who is at risk, and how does COVID-19 spread?

Those most at risk of becoming seriously ill are people over age 60 and people with pre-existing conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

COVID-19 is transmitted through:

close contact with an infected person

by an infected person coughing or sneezing

and by touching contaminated objects or surfaces and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Fighting back with prevention

Social distancing: Many public spaces and events have been temporarily closed in order to slow the spreading of COVID-19, find an updated list of all under Tarrant County resources.

Wash hands: Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if no soap or water is available.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs and other places touched often.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Tarrant County Resources

Available to you are prevention practices, updates, and general information about how to proceed during this public health crisis.

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Employee/ Employers Resources

If your employment has been effected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time 'learn more' button below. You can also call Texas Workforce Commissions' Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

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Community Resources

For additional resources such as food, health, housing and more near you follow 'learn more' button below and search "COVID-19" with your zip code.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Latest Updates & Info

An extensive guide for everything you need to know about Coronavirus updates, best prevention practices, and what you need to know to protect yourself from infection.

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