2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) 
Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates


Zika Virus Resources 

West Nile Virus Resources 

Ebola Resources

  IMPORTANT NUMBERS 

24/7 On-call Epidemiologist
214-235-1799

DCHHS Communicable Disease After-hours Answering Service 
 877-605-2660 
















CURRENT DCHHS Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates
For a full list of Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates published by the Dallas County Health & Human Services, visit their website.

VOLUNTEER:  If you are a medical professional interested in volunteering during this health crisis, please email volunteer@dallas-cms.org.  Someone will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you for your response and for your patience as we navigate this together!

Visit TMA's COVID-19 Resource Center for medical and legal resources for your practice. Be sure that you are receiving the Texas Medicine Today daily newsletter. For the next several weeks at least, the newsletter will contain ONLY stories related to the coronavirus pandemic. As a DCMS and TMA member, you can LOGIN to update your email preferences or email knowledge@texmed.org to request these.

Message from TMLT CEO
As the CEO of Texas Medical Liability Trust, it has been my greatest honor to serve and protect the physicians of Texas and beyond. And now, at perhaps the medical community’s greatest hour of need in a generation, I pledge my full support and the personal support of TMLT’s  employees to provide service and assistance in any way we can. Read more.
 


NBC5 and Dallas Morning News
hosted a panel of medical experts to answer your questions about coronavirus. These panelists included DCMS members and current president, Mark Casanova, MD, past president John Carlo, MD, and Collin County member Bryan Johnson, MD.  Panelists updated North Texans on the pandemic and addressed viewers’ concerns. View this video.

Don’t Panic, But Be Prepared: DCMS President, Mark A. Casanova, MD, FAAHPM
The head of the Dallas County Medical Society tells NBC 5 there’s no need to panic, but make sure you are prepared and know what to do if you suspect you may have the coronavirus, visit their website.



02/21/20 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Physician Checklist: 
Evaluating patients who may have COVID-19 infection
The purpose of this checklist is to provide you with step-by-step guidance when evaluating patients who may have 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection (COVID-19), with the goal of preventing the spread of infection, expediting investigation with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), and initiating testing through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



 
2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) 
Recommended Provider Resources from the Dallas County Health and Human Services and CDC


For the most current information, please visit the following sites:

Dallas County:  Dallas County Health and Human Services
United States:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Worldwide:  World Health Organization

Help Dallas County connect first responders & healthcare workers with critical resources, visit www.helpdallascounty.org.


Person Under Investigation (PUI) Assessment and Infection Control


CDC Recommendations for Home Care

Interim Guidance for Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Patients with COVID-19 (CDC 2/16/2020)

Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities (CDC 2/14/2020)

Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (CDC 2/12/2020)


 

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