COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
From Dallas County, "COVID-19 Vaccine is still in very limited supply and is still being prioritized to Phase 1A Healthcare Workers. However, limited supplies of vaccine may be available for persons who meet the Phase 1B criteria (Persons 65 and older, or persons 16+ with underlying medical conditions). DCHHS is collecting names of persons to register for the vaccine, as vaccine becomes available. To register for the vaccine, you need to be in Phase 1A or 1B at this time. Again, those groups include doctors, nurses, first responders, as well as individuals 65 and older and 18 or older with an underlying medical condition. Dallas County is distributing the Moderna vaccine at this time, which is only available to individuals 18 and older. Each entity that is distributing the vaccine may approach this process differently, so if you plan to receive your immunization from a hospital, pharmacy or doctor, it will be a different registration process."
How to Sign up for a COVID-19 Vaccination
Those that meet the Phase 1A and 1B criteria may sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccination either with a vaccination hub or community vaccine provider (e.g., pharmacy, doctor). In addition, Dallas County is currently scheduling appointments for individuals who are 55+ with certain underlying conditions.
Vaccination Hub List (listed by county - you can get the vaccine at any hub regardless of where you live)
- Baylor University Medical Center - Visit Website - phone 844-279-8222
- City of Garland Health Department - Visit Website - phone 972-205-3900
- Dallas County Health and Human Services, City of Dallas (Fair Park Mega Center), Parkland Hospital, UT Southwest Medical Center - Visit Website - Registration Link -
- FAQ's on Fair Park Mega Center Drive-Thru and Second Doses - FAQ Page English , FAQ Page Spanish
- Register by phone: DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline is 855-466-8639. The hotline hours are 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Registration assistance is available in English and Spanish. Additional information on the Mega Center Frequently Asked Questions and Fair Park Frequently Asked Questions page.
Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Availability - interactive map includes vaccine hubs and community vaccine providers with 1st dose availability .
Dallas County has volunteer opportunities for the Mega Center located at Fair Park, 3809 Grand Avenue, Dallas TX. Two time slots are available. Shift 1: 7:30 am - 12:45 pm, Shift 2: 12:15pm - 5:30 pm. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Interested persons may sign-up to volunteer by using this online form.
Texas Department of State Health Services: Press Release, March 29, 2021 - "As Texas opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services is launching the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler. The scheduler gives people one place to sign up for a COVID-19 shot through multiple public health departments, including the eight DSHS public health regions, which provide public health services in nearly 200 counties and more than a dozen local health entities across the state.
"Texas residents can visit getthevaccine.dshs.texas.gov to create a profile that includes their contact information, demographic details, and preferred time of day and days of the week for an appointment. Within a day, people eligible to be vaccinated will be matched with the next available appointment within their home county and preferred times. If none are available, the scheduler will continue to search for appointments as new clinics are scheduled and contact individuals when they have an appointment." Additional information and full News Release may be found online.
Dallas County Updates
April 12, 2021 - Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 416 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 326 confirmed cases and 90 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 254,215 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 40,135 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 3,706 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Press Release here. Additional information available on the Dallas County HHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information website.
Take a moment to review CDC’s “How to Protect Yourself,” a helpful guide to curb the spread of this disease.
June 19, 2020: Supplemental Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe: This Order became effective on June 19, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2020, unless modified: Click here to read full supplemental order.
May 5, 2020: Supplemental Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins on Reopened Services and Food Processing Plants: This Order is effective as of 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020: Click here to read full supplemental order.
While encouraging the public to continue wearing face masks, Gov. Abbott recently rescinded the statewide face mask order beginning March 10. For the health and safety of the public and Town employees, and consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order (link here), anyone entering a Town facility will continue being required to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose. You may view the Town's COVID-19 Safety Protocols Policy online. The Town's requirement follows the COVID-19 prevention recommendations of the CDC, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Dallas County Health and Human Services. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon. Until then, we ask you to continue to mask up at Town facilities for your and our protection.
The Town of Highland Park’s virtual services are strongly encouraged and remain available 24/7 for your enjoyment. Please visit OnlineAvenue as the Town offers a variety of opportunities for the public to access Town personnel and services remotely. The Town’s Library has resumed the option of curbside material delivery for pick up convenience. To support social distancing of six feet, we recommend that you take advantage of those services. In-person trials by the Town’s municipal court remain suspended, per State directive, through Thursday, April 1.
In support of Dallas County’s Public Health Emergency declaration and other municipalities that are doing the same, Mayor Margo Goodwin signed an emergency declaration for the Town of Highland Park on March 13, 2020. Following the Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins - Stay Home Stay Safe - Mayor Goodwin sent a letter to the community regarding the Town’s response in connection with the Order. On March 27, the Town’s Local Health Authority released a statement and video on the the current health environment. A follow-up letter to residents from Mayor Goodwin was sent to the community on April 27, 2020.
Impact on Town Facilities, Services, and Events
As we work together to meet the Stay Home Stay Safe Order issued by Dallas County to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we encourage the adherence to COVID-19 precautions such as wearing a mask to cover mouth and nose, social distancing, hand washing, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and cover coughs and sneezes. At this time there are no special events planned by the Town of Highland Park. The Town's playgrounds and tennis courts (reservations link) are open. The 2021 Swimming Pool Season will be release this spring.
Online Avenue - Access Town Services Remotely
We want you to know that we remain available to serve you. The Town offers a variety of opportunities for you to access Town personnel. The landing web page for Online Avenue contains a list of online services as well as helpful contact phone numbers. In an effort to encourage social distancing of six feet, we recommend that you take advantage of those opportunities to work with us remotely.
The information below contains hyperlinks to the respective departments in light of temporary adjustments due to COVID-19 and community mitigation:
Thank you for your patience as we collectively address the current pandemic.
DALLas county public health information
The Amended Order - Stay Home Stay Safe - issued on April 3, 2020, is available for review on the County’s website. In response to central questions associated with the Amended Order, Dallas County released a FAQ: Stay Home Stay Safe fact sheet.
Two, drive thru COVID-19 testing locations are available in the City of Dallas. The criteria for the use of drive-thru testing and the physical address may be found here.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (DSHS)
A dedicated Covid-19 Vaccine Information page is available for you to review, and includes a daily update by county. You may find statewide information on the DSHS website, to include a daily update of case counts in Texas. On March 19, 2020, Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, declared a public health disaster in Texas, because COVID-19 “has created an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people, and creates a substantial risk of public exposure because of the disease’s method of transmission and evidence that there is community spread in Texas.” DSHS has developed an interactive, statewide data location for Texas case counts.
Governor Greg Abbott
March 2, 2021 Executive Order: Relating to the opening of Texas in response to the Covid-19 disaster.
Other updates from Governor Greg Abbott may be found on the Town’s website.
centers for disease control and prevention (cdc)
According to the CDC, there are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. As such, the CDC continues to investigate COVID-19, to include the manner in which the virus is spread among humans.Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe symptoms, which may include can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Take a moment to review CDC’s “How to Protect Yourself,” a helpful guide to curb the spread of this disease.