Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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.
Governor Abbott, CVS Health Announce 44 New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Sites In Texas
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that CVS Health will open 44 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and will be available to individuals who meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com beginning Friday, May 22 to schedule an appointment.
"Texas continues to rapidly ramp up COVID-19 testing in our communities, and these new drive-thru testing sites provided by CVS Health will further expand access to these tests throughout the state," said Governor Abbott. "I thank CVS Health for establishing these drive-thru testing sites here in the Lone Star State. We are committed to working with our health partners in the public and private sectors to expand our testing capabilities, protect public health, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19."
"While the large-scale test sites we’ve been operating since early April have proven successful, this new approach allows us to utilize our presence in communities across the country and bring testing closer to home," said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health. "Our frontline employees will continue to play a critical role in the testing process, with members of their communities directly benefitting from their dedication and selflessness."
Patients will be required to stay in their cars and directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions. A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self swab process to ensure it is done properly. Tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results will be available in approximately three days.
CVS Health plans to have over 80 drive-thru testing locations in Texas by the end of May. More information about CVS Health and their testing sites can be found at their COVID-19 resource center.
The new testing sites in Texas include:
- CVS Pharmacy, 5526 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78745
- CVS Pharmacy, 2610 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
- CVS Pharmacy, 11300 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78753
- CVS Pharmacy, 11725 North FM 620, Austin, TX 78750
- CVS Pharmacy, 3500 West Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78749
- CVS Pharmacy, 2950 North Dowlen Road, Beaumont, TX 77706
- CVS Pharmacy, 4100 State Highway 121, Carrollton, TX 75010
- CVS Pharmacy, 6915 West Avenue, Castle Hills, TX 78213
- CVS Pharmacy, 825 South Crowley Road, Crowley, TX 76036
- CVS Pharmacy, 26265 Northwest Freeway, Cypress, TX 77433
- CVS Pharmacy, 12550 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429
- CVS Pharmacy, 3133 East Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
- CVS Pharmacy, 12051 Tierra Este Road, El Paso, TX 79938
- CVS Pharmacy, 1780 N Lee Trevino Drive, El Paso, TX 79935
- CVS Pharmacy, 8041 N. Mesa Street Suite A, El Paso, TX 79922
- CVS Pharmacy, 3614 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, TX 76107
- CVS Pharmacy, 5401 Lebanon Road, Frisco, TX 75034
- CVS Pharmacy, 5702 Lavon Drive, Garland, TX 75040
- CVS Pharmacy, 4203 South Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
- CVS Pharmacy, 3701 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76092
- CVS Pharmacy, 12980 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023
- CVS Pharmacy, 15010 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
- CVS Pharmacy, 1003 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006
- CVS Pharmacy, 5402 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
- CVS Pharmacy, 2469 Bay Area, Houston, TX 77058
- CVS Pharmacy, 5603 FM1960 W, Houston, TX 77069
- CVS Pharmacy, 801 North Tarrant Parkway, Keller, TX 76248
- CVS Pharmacy, 5002 West Main Street, League City, TX 77573
- CVS Pharmacy, 2200 Matlock Road, Mansfield, TX 76063
- CVS Pharmacy, 1413 Oates Drive, Mesquite, TX 75043
- CVS Pharmacy, 8995 Stacy Road, McKinney, TX 75070
- CVS Pharmacy, 2100 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX 75070
- CVS Pharmacy, 2712 Highway 365, Nederland, TX 77642
- CVS Pharmacy, 2101 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
- CVS Pharmacy, 605 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
- CVS Pharmacy, 1855 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, TX 78664
- CVS Pharmacy, 1301 North Saginaw, Saginaw, TX 76179
- CVS Pharmacy, 23530 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78258
- CVS Pharmacy, 120 East Sonterra Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78258
- CVS Pharmacy, 7603 Culebra, San Antonio, TX 78251
- CVS Pharmacy, 2232 Repsdorph Road, Seabrook, TX 77586
- CVS Pharmacy, 2693 FM 3009, Schertz, TX 78154
- CVS Pharmacy, 25110 Grogans Mill Road, Spring, TX 77380
- CVS Pharmacy, 8754 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77379
Plan to Reopen Texas
City of Mesquite
Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas
May 18, 2020: Governor Greg Abbott announced the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. See a list of services and activities that may open under Phase II.
Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller: The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
The Governor’s Report to Open Texas
“As we open Texas, we are each called upon to be Texans: to act responsibly as we re-engage in the economy, to continue following all health precautions and sanitizing guidelines, and to care for our vulnerable neighbors. Lives depend on our actions. I know you will respond as Texans.” – Governor Greg Abbott
Houses of Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis
Texas Attorney General’s guidance for Houses of Worship during the COVID-19 crisis.
Re-opened Retail Safety Guidelines
How to make face mask at home:
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)
Register for the Coronavirus Alert System for local updates.
Read Mesquite’s extension of Declaration of Local Disaster.
Learn more about access to city parks practicing social distancing.
See a list of Mesquite restaurants with delivery, take-out, and curbside services.
Links to resources for business owners to use during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
City of Mesquite Information
City of Mesquite closures and service updates due to COVID-19
- May 22, 2020: Mayor Bruce Archer provides update on COVID-19 pandemic
- May 19, 2020: Mesquite opens access to parks May 22
- May 12, 2020: Mesquite Public Library System announces new Library To Go program
- May 6, 2020: Mesquite announces plans to adjust to impacts of COVID-19
- May 4, 2020: City of Mesquite cancels Mesquite Recycles Day scheduled for May 9
- May 1, 2020: Mesquite suspends its events through May 31
- May 1, 2020: Rules for Westlake Sport Center’s re-opening
- April 28, 2020: Mesquite announces plans to address Governor Abbott’s Open Texas plan
- April 24, 2020: Mesquite Golf Club set to open Saturday, April 25
- April 10, 2020: Statement from Mayor Archer
- April 2, 2020: Stay Safe and Flatten the Curve
- April 1, 2020: Top COVID-19 scams to look out for
- April 1, 2020: City Council renews local state of disaster for public health emergency
- March 27, 2020: Video Statement from Mayor Archer
- March 27, 2020: City of Mesquite restaurants offering pick up, take out and delivery
- March 26, 2020: Vehicle access into City parks discontinued
- March 25, 2020: Mesquite Animal Shelter offers virtual pet adoptions
- March 24, 2020: City of Mesquite adjusts services in response to Dallas County order
- March 23, 2020: Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer signs local state of disaster for public health emergency
- March 20, 2020: Do not flush disinfecting wipes and paper towels
- March 20, 2020: April 6 Council Meeting cancelled and other service adjustments
- March 18, 2020: Mesquite closes libraries and Mesquite Arts Center
- March 17, 2020: Public Health Clinic closed and other service adjustments
- March 13, 2020: Mesquite suspends events, athletic leagues, workshops and selected arts programs through May 1