City Website Offers Information on Coronavirus and COVID-19
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 09, 2020, March 09, 2020

The coronavirus causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough.

Do you have questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19? The City of Arlington has created a coronavirus website that offers prevention tips, information about what Arlington and Tarrant County are doing to stay up-to-date, the latest news from the CDC, and more.

The City of Arlington wants its residents and visitors to know that the Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management continues communicating closely with Tarrant County Public Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the CDC, the Arlington medical community, and other partners to monitor this evolving situation. Tarrant County has established a coronavirus hotline at 817-248-6299. 

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the immediate risk to most Texans remains low.

As of today, more than 111,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide. Of those, more than 62,000 have recovered. A majority of the nearly 4,000 deaths were in China. Click here to see the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center’s COVID-19 Interactive Map.  

The coronavirus causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough. As a reminder, the best prevention method is to avoid being exposed to the virus. General hygiene and habits to help prevent the virus are:

  • Washing your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, then throw the tissue away
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects

Click here to visit the City of Arlington’s coronavirus website.

CDC Flu Estimates from October 2019 to February 2020. 

Although the coronavirus is a new virus that is spreading globally, the seasonal spread of the flu significantly impacts our community on an annual basis. Read “Remember the 3 Cs” for more information about stopping the spread of cold and flu:

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