Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This web page is dedicated to information and updates regarding the Mesquite, TX community.
Water disconnections resume in 2021
On Jan. 5, 2021, the City of Mesquite will resume water disconnections if there is a past due balance. Longer term payment plans are available to help residents who are struggling to pay their City water bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City can offer a payment plan that fits their unique situation. Call the Utility Billing Office at 972-216-6208 (press 0) to discuss your options.
Sharing Life Community Outreach offers financial assistance with rent, mortgage or utility bills. Please email Beth Byrum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-445-7403 for details.
Oct. 26: Mesquite offers residents free mental health counseling and referral services
Businesses and customers are required to wear face coverings
The City of Mesquite reminds its community of the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court Order that requires all business employees and customers to wear a face covering while inside a business. The new Order, which is designed to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease, goes into effect Wednesday, June 24. Businesses that don’t comply can face a fine of up to $500 per violation. The City is asking its community to call its COVID-19 Hotline at 972-329-8373 to report any violations of the order they witness at businesses located in Mesquite.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “The health and safety of the public continues to be our top priority. We will use our code enforcement teams to continue the education of our businesses on the proper signage and practices they must implement to support this new Order. Our goal is to maintain an economic environment that fosters safe shopping and dining for both the business operators and their customers.”
CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. Below are three different types of cloth face coverings you can make at home.
- Sewn cloth face covering
- Quick Cut T-shirt Face Covering (no sew method)
- Bandana Face Covering (no sew method)
Dallas County Information
All Dallas County COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/
State of Texas Information
All State of Texas COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: https://gov.texas.gov/coronavirus
Kaufman County Information
All Kaufman County COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: https://www.kaufmancounty.net/county-government/covid-19-information/
Mesquite Independent School District
All Mesquite ISD COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: www.mesquiteisd.org/school-basics/return-to-school-2020-21