Declaration of Emergency (2nd Amendment) - March 22, 2020
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March 22, 2020


Effective: 5:00 p.m. | March 22, 2020


The City of Haltom City is working with its partners at Tarrant County Public Health to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. As of 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2020, Tarrant County Public Health reported 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County. As of March 20, 2020, the total number of positive cases in Tarrant County stands at 29. The new positive cases are in Arlington (4); Euless (1); Fort Worth (2); Keller (1); and Lakeside (2). Two COVID-19 cases have also recovered from the virus.

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On March 18, 2020 the City of Haltom City declared a State of Emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The Emergency Declaration has been amended, effective at 5:00 p.m. March 22, 2020 and will be in place until further notice. This declaration for Haltom City mirrors the version issued by Tarrant County on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

A copy of the signed Emergency Declaration is linked above and embedded below.


COVID-19 causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough, may lead to severe pneumonia and is similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Coronaviruses are part of a large family of viruses, which can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Symptoms are similar to the flu and include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell. This is more common in people with weakened immune systems.

At this time, it is believed that the virus is easily transmitted through person-to-person contact, especially in group settings and it is essential we work to slow transmission to the greatest extent possible.

Prevention tips

Although there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to take these precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

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Public Resources

Tarrant County Public Health COVID-19 Hotline is 817-248-6299 (business hours only).

211 (for individuals needing assistance related to COVID-19, enter COVID-19 as search term, or dial 211; this line is serviced 24/7)

Texas Department of State Health Services

Centers for Disease Control(CDC)

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