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Coronavirus Alert

Stay updated on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Mesquite, TX community at www.cityofmesquite.com/Coronavirus.

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March 27, 2020 1:56 PM

Dallas County Reports 64 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am March 27, 2020, DCHHS is reporting 64 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 367. Seven deaths have been reported to date. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are increasing, with
36% of all hospitalized patients requiring admission to intensive care units. Of cases requiring hospitalization to date, about two-thirds (65%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition.

Please see attached summary of cases. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.


“I’m so proud of the way North Texas is stepping up to this challenge. We will get through this together. #StayHomeStaySafe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

The case count at the following link will only include county residents:
https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php

Most employees who work within the City of Dallas have a right to paid sick leave. Employees of private businesses and nonprofits with six or more employees in Dallas can use their paid sick leave when they are sick or to care for sick family members.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

Additional information is available at the following websites:
• CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• CDC Travel Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/travelers/index.html
• DSHS: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
• DCHHS: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php

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March 26, 2020 3:55 PM

The Water Billing Office will be closed Friday, March 27 for a system upgrade. The payment website and automated telephone services will also be down for maintenance.

The Water Billing Office will reopen on Monday, March 30 at 8 a.m.

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March 26, 2020 2:25 PM

Vehicle access into City parks closed

Mesquite, TX – March 26, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is closing parking lots at City parks to help promote social distancing.

The spring weather has been too beautiful to waste, and City parks will remain open to pedestrian access so residents can enjoy the open space areas and walking trails. However, to discourage gatherings in parking lots, at shelters or on playgrounds, vehicle access into our parks has been discontinued.

Outdoor exercise is encouraged while practicing social distancing requirements set by Dallas and Kaufman Counties, which asks people to keep six feet of distance between them while walking, biking, hiking or running.

The city thanks the community for their support during this time as everyone practices social distancing to help flatten the curve. The public can visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Coronavirus to get more details on local updates.

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