Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

Do...
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
  • Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
Don’t...
  • Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
  1. COVID-19 Announcements
  2. FAQ
  1. Vaccine Registration

    While Dallas County has administered almost 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at our Fair Park mega-vaccine site alone, only about a third of Dallas County residents have received their first vaccine dose. Read on...
  2. Re-Opening Balch Springs

    As of May 1st, all City Council Meetings will be back to in person. We understand there will be some that will still be concerned with in person meetings and have taken this into consideration. Read on...
  3. Sixteen and Older COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

    The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations. All vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older. Read on...
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Governor Greg Abbot Orders

Links 

 Revised Open Texas Checklist

Governor Executive Order

Facility Closures

The health and safety of the community and city staff is our top priority. While still responding to our citizen’s needs, we will remain vigilant in our effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The City of Balch Springs is announcing revised facility closures and service modifications. The changes impact the Senior Center and Food Bank.

Senior Center 

The City of Balch Springs Senior Center will be closed indefinitely. Senior citizens that are enrolled in the Senior Center Program will have food delivery to their home Monday – Thursday.

Food Bank  

Food bank building will be closed but will offer curbside services.

Important Resources

Links & Websites

Documents


Public Meetings & Events Cancellation

All public meetings have returned to in person.