March 22, 2020
DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY (2nd Amendment)
Effective: 5:00 p.m. | March 22, 2020
CITY OF HALTOM CITY
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.
HALTOM CITY DECLARES PUBLIC EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19
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.
ABOUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS
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.
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.
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)