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February 17, 2021 12:47 PM

Status Update on Fair Park Vaccine Operations: DALLAS – According to the National Weather Service, we will continue to experience below freezing temperatures through the remainder of the week. As a result, Fair Park vaccine operations will remained closed through Saturday, February 20. We are continuing to monitor the weather and are balancing the need to keep everyone safe against the urgency of timely administering the second doses of the vaccine. As soon as we can safely open again, we will.

We will have sufficient supply of the vaccine to ensure all those who received their first dose of the vaccine at Fair Park can receive their second dose. When we reopen, only those needing second doses will be seen until we catch up, and we will start with those who are most delayed in their second dose. Please be patient as there are many who need their second dose and we must space out individuals to ensure timely and safe delivery.

The CDC guidance is that second doses of the vaccine may be administered up to 6 weeks after the first dose. While we plan to accommodate those needing a second dose much sooner than that, please know that the CDC does allow for a 42-day timeframe.

For more information and to check for any weather related updates on Fair Park vaccine operations, please visit

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February 3, 2021 2:15 PM

Dallas County Health & Human Services offers Emergency Housing
Assistance Program and Texas Eviction Diversion Program

Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2021 – Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) is offering assistance to Dallas County residents through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP). Mesquite residents affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for these programs online.

Funded through the CARES Act, EHAP provides short-term rental, mortgage and utility assistance to ow income Dallas county residents living outside of the City of Dallas economically affected by the spread of COVID-19. Residents can receive up to $1,500 per month and the length of assistance should not exceed six months. To be eligible, residents must not currently be receiving housing assistance through another entity. Applications are being processed through a lottery system. Learn more and apply at

Funded through the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, TEDP helps eligible Texas tenants, wo are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sued for eviction stay in their homes and provides Landlords with an alternative to eviction. If both, the tenant and the landlord agree to participate and meet the TEDP requirements, the TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance. Eviction lawsuits will be placed on hold ad diverted to TEDP through a special court process. To be eligible, residents must reside outside the City of Dallas but within Dallas County. Learn more and apply at

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January 25, 2021 5:04 PM

On Jan. 27 at 1 p.m., the Governor’s Small Business Team will host a webinar for Texas small business owners to provide an update on recovery resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), specifically the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Register here