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Coronavirus

The City of Grand Prairie is working with agencies to monitor the developing outbreak...
Post Date:02/13/2020 2:00 PM

(February 13, 2020 Update) — The new Coronavirus virus disease, now designated as COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. This virus continues to expand, mostly in mainland China with tens of thousands of cases since December. Over 25 countries have now reported cases of the virus, many of which were travelers from China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., but the Centers for Disease Control still considers this virus to be low risk in the United States. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Prevention of the virus is the same as precautions taken to avoid the flu such as washing hands frequently, avoiding touching your face or eyes, sneezing into a tissue and discarding, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

The City of Grand Prairie continues to work with the Dallas County Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the developing outbreak. See the CDC's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) web page for the latest developments, including current case counts.


(January 30, 2020 Update) — A new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected in Wuhan City, China in December 2019 and is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness in China. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of 2019‑nCoV infections in China. Several additional countries have identified cases of 2019-nCoV infection including the United States.  Patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Prevention of the virus is the same as precautions taken to avoid the flu such as washing hands frequently, avoiding touching your face or eyes, sneezing into a tissue and discarding, avoiding close contact with those who are sick,  and stay home when you are sick. 

The City of Grand Prairie is working with the Dallas County Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the developing outbreak. See the CDC website for the latest developments on 2019-nCoV, including current case counts at  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.