COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Update: Dec. 4

Indoor capacity guidelines rolled back with  COVID-19 hospitalization numbers

Businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area must now rollback COVID-19 capacity guidelines as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain above 15 percent for seven days straight. The rollback was part of Governor Greg Abbott's executive order (GA-32) which stated that hospital regions in Texas with COVID-19 hospitalizations at 15 percent or higher for seven consecutive days must reduce indoor capacity from 75 percent to 50 percent. The order also requires that all bars close.

The state Thursday said that 15.55 percent of North Texas hospital beds were occupied by coronavirus patients.

Update: Nov. 24

Tarrant County extends executive order requiring masks to Feb. 28

Tarrant County judge Glen Whitley extended his executive order requiring masks to Feb. 28, the third time he has extended the order since it was originally proclaimed on June 25.

The judge's order puts in place the Health and Safety Policy developed and implemented by the Commissioner's Court and Tarrant County Public Health. 

City of Mansfield Health and Safety Policy

Complete Health and Safety PDF 11-24-20

Update: Nov. 23

Governor, DSHS announce COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for the state's COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the initial distribution of the vaccines expected as early as next month.

The guidelines were established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel, created by DSHS to make recommendations on vaccine allocation decisions including identifying groups that should be vaccinated first to provide the most protest to vulnerable populations and protect critical state resources.

"These guiding principles established by the panel will ensure that the State of Texas swiftly distributes the COVID-19 vaccine to Texans who voluntarily choose to be immunized," said Gov. Abbot. "This process will help us mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, protect the most vulnerable Texas and safeguard critical state resources."

State COVID -19 vaccine plan

Update: Nov. 20

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Governor Abbott releases a video on the importance of social distancing

211 Texas activated

The State of Texas has activated the statewide 211 network to provide COVID-19 information 24/7 to residents. 211 specialists from across the state are available to answer the most frequently asked, non-medical questions on the coronavirus based on material provided by the CDC and the DSHS.  Any questions the 211 specialists cannot answer will be referred to the information lines of the state health department and local public health officials, in Mansfield’s case the Tarrant County Health Department.