Below are the latest City of Dallas COVID-19 updates and some information that might be of interest to you.
Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19 in North Texas
10,958 in Dallas County (239 are new) & 249 deaths (4 are new)
5,761 in Tarrant County (138 are new) & 168 deaths (1 is new) (2,420 recovered)
1,435 in Denton County (19 are new) & 32 deaths (0 new) (698 recovered)
1,315 in Collin County & 35 deaths (942 recovered)
359 in Ellis County (7 are new) & 15 deaths (0 new) (308 recovered)
190 in Rockwall County (0 new) & 13 deaths (0 new) (171 recovered)
232 in Kaufman County (2 are new) & 1 death (0 new) (217 recovered)
Here are the bed and ventilator capacity statistics for today as reported by 25 hospitals in the City of Dallas:
Total beds: 5999
Beds occupied: 3976 (66%)
Total ICU beds: 921
ICU beds occupied: 603 (65%)
Total ventilators: 968
Ventilators in use: 325 (34%)
To provide more context on how many of these hospitalizations are COVID-19 related, below is the latest update from Dallas County on the number of COVID-19 case hospitalizations. Dallas County discussed hospitalizations on Tuesday and mentioned that COVID-19 hospitalizations have stayed steady despite the peak in case numbers and deaths.
COVID-19 Lab Reports
Below are the COVID-19 testing numbers reported by public, private, and commercial labs to the City of Dallas today:
990 COVID-19 tests
Total tests reported since March 13: 65,371 (55,112 negative)
Community-Based Testing Sites
Total number of visitors today: 839
Total tested today: 830
Total number of visitors since the sites opened: 49,875
Total number of tests since the sites opened: 44,719
Note: the COVID-19 Community Based Testing Sites hours have changed. The updated hours are located below.
American Airlines Center (AAC), Parking Lot E, 2500 Victory Plaza
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday
Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday
Criteria for CBTS locations are as follows:
Persons with symptoms of potential COVID-19 infection, including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat; OR
Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR
Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.); OR
Any first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers
Hours for the AAC CBTS will remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday while the City curfew is in effect and will return to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. once the curfew is lifted.
Local State of Disaster & Curfew
Recently, Mayor Johnson issued a Proclamation Declaring a Local State of Disaster in Dallas to help the City address the criminal looting, vandalism, and violence we have seen in the Central Business District and the surrounding areas.
To see the proclamation and read the press release, please click here.
Following the declarations of a State of Disaster on Sunday, May 31, City Manager T.C. Broadnax signed orders instituting a curfew in central Dallas from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The curfew order remains in effect.
The Mayor’s Milk Initiative will resume this week. Through this partnership with Borden Dairy, Dallas ISD, and local faith leaders, 12,595 gallons of milk and 230,000 pounds of food from North Texas Food Bank have been distributed to 6,400 families, helping more than 24,000 people.
The following sites will be open on Thursday (tomorrow):
George W. Truett Elementary (1811 Gross Rd., Dallas, TX 75228)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Site Host: Skillman Church of Christ
Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center (4200 Metropolitan Ave., Dallas, TX 75210)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Site Hosts: True Lee Missionary Baptist Church & A Steady Hand
Each family may receive up to two gallons of milk.
No identification is required. Anyone is welcome.
Please help get the word out to ensure people receive the milk.
The updated list of locations and times for other upcoming distributions can be found here. For more information about the initiative, click here.
Registration for SMART Summer, a virtual summer reading program, is open. Read every day to earn incentives, virtual badges, and grand prizes. For more information, click here.
I am hosting Hire Dallas!, a virtual job fair on June 3 and 4 that will connect Dallas workers displaced during the COVID-19 pandemic to job opportunities. Learn more and pre-register at http://hiredallas.easyvirtualfair.com
Mobile Testing Program
The Dallas City Council unanimously approved a contract for mobile testing. This service will provide equity in the fight against this pandemic by ensuring testing access for vulnerable and underserved people who lack transportation to the COVID-19 testing sites. While this disease has pushed people away from each other physically, it should not tear people apart and deepen the divide in Dallas between the haves and have-nots. The City will pay for the contract with UrgentCare2Go using $660,000 of funds provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The mobile testing launched Friday, May 15.
To be eligible for COVID-19 Mobile Testing, residents must:
• Reside in any ZIP code in the City of Dallas; and
• NOT have transportation and NOT have the means to get to a testing site.
Additionally, residents must have had recent direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 or at least one of the three symptoms listed below:
• Temperature of 99.6 or higher
• Shortness of breath
Residents undergoing mobile testing should understand this service is for COVID-19 testing only and not for medical or life-threatening medical emergencies.
The COVID-19 mobile testing appointments can be scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., 7 days a week through the UrgentCare2GO screening line by calling 1-888-601-0568. COVID-19 mobile testing appointments will be scheduled at NO COST to eligible residents during two-hour time slots with a maximum capacity of 60 appointments a day.
Thank You Thursday
Just a reminder to participate in #ThankYouThursday every Thursday to show appreciation for frontline workers. Learn more and let us know you plan to participate by clicking on the image below.
There will be a special meeting of the Dallas City Council this Friday at 2 p.m. to discuss the City’s response to the protests and civil unrest. Learn more here.
Updates from Dallas County
Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 239 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 10,958, with 249 total deaths to date.
Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions.
Of cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds have been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have any high-risk chronic health conditions.
Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
Of the 249 total deaths reported to date, over a third have been associated with long-term care facilities.
Please see the latest summary report for more information (updated Tuesday). The report contains race/ethnicity information on the confirmed tests and deaths and important information comparing influenza ICU admissions and hospitalizations and COVID-19 ICU admissions and hospitalizations. Dallas County only updates the summary report on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Updates from Denton County
Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 19 new laboratory-confirmed cases of
COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,435 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 14 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Sanger on Friday, June 5, 2020. The testing center will be held at Sanger Sports Park at 2101 I-35 Frontage Road from 8 AM – 12 PM. Eligible community members are those who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been symptomatic within the past 7 days. All essential employees are also eligible for free testing. Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.
Additional details regarding DCPH’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers can be found at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing. Visit DentonCounty.gov/COVIDstats for local COVID-19 data including interactive heat maps, charts, and city and zip code data. Visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19 for COVID-19 health and safety information.
CVS Testing Sites
CVS Health announced that it will offer self-swab COVID-19 tests at nine new sites in Dallas. The new locations are part of the company’s plans to have up to 1,000 such testing sites across the country by the end of May, with the goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month. Testing will be scheduled online and will take place at select CVS Pharmacy locations through the drive-thru window. The sites opened last Friday. Register to get tested here.
Here are the new locations in Dallas:
9390 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75234
13033 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75240
7102 Campbell Road Dallas TX 75248
7203 Skillman Street Dallas TX 75231
10014 Garland Road Dallas TX 75218
17410 Marsh Lane Dallas TX 75287
3030 Sylvan Avenue Dallas TX 75212
150 East Illinois Avenue Dallas TX 75216
7979 Beltline Road Dallas TX 75254
Walmart Drive-Thru Testing Site
Walmart has opened COVID-19 drive-thru sites in Dallas County. Two of these sites are located in the City of Dallas at 15757 Coit Rd. and 9410 Webb Chapel Rd. Appointments must be made at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing. For questions regarding testing, you can call 800-635-8611. Those being tested will need to wear a mask or cloth covering and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check, and self-administered test. The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles. Please note: testing is not available inside Walmart stores. For more information, please check out the article about the site by clicking on the image below. Kroger Health Testing Site
Kroger Health is now offering a free COVID-19 testing site in South Dallas and expects to perform over 1,000 tests weekly. Residents can check if they are eligible for testing and register at https://www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting. Eligible residents will be able to choose an appointment time online and will then receive an email confirmation. When the resident arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and should leave their window rolled up for check-in until a health care practitioner comes to the car to provide the patient with the test. For more information, please see the press release in English and Spanish and click on the image below. Walgreens Testing Site
Walgreens opened a drive-thru testing site in southern Dallas at 2060 South Buckner Boulevard. Pre-registration is required to get tested at this location. To receive a test, individuals must first complete an online health assessment to determine eligibility. After the test, patients will be informed of results within 24 hours. To find out more information and to sign up to get tested, click on the image below. COVID-19 Resource Hotline
The City of Dallas has launched a COVID-19 resource hotline. The hotline offers information in Spanish and English 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 214-670-INFO (4636). You can also find a breakdown of additional resources by clicking on the image below. Dallas Regional Chamber Resources
The Dallas Regional Chamber has set up a site for additional resources for residents and businesses, including information on various state and federal programs. Check out their resource guide here and their site to connect displaced workers to employment opportunities during the pandemic by clicking on the image below. United Way Resource Guides
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has put together a list of resources available to Dallas area residents in English and Spanish. Resources include the North Texas Food Bank’s open food pantries, tax filing information, and job opportunities. Senior Source Resources
This is the link to the Senior Source’s COVID-19 resource guide. The guide includes information for seniors, including information on specific grocery store hours dedicated to seniors, and guidance for those who are caring for seniors during the pandemic. If you have more questions about COVID-19, including what you should do if you believe you might have the virus, check out the City’s web page, www.DallasCityHall.com/coronavirus.
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Office of Mayor Eric Johnson
1500 Marilla Street, 5EN
Dallas, Texas 75201