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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] March 20, 2020 - Public Statement

City Hall

The City of Balch Springs is remaining vigilant in monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We are currently working in partnership with the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department (DCHHS) & Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency on March 12, 2020. He has since amended the order on Merch 22, 2020. “Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, this Order requires all individuals anywhere in Dallas County to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing.” 

We want to update our community beginning Tuesday March 24,2020 the following offices will be closed Recreation Center, Civic Center, Food Pantry, Library, Senior Center & Municipal Court. Our City Hall office will be closed to the public, but our employees will still continue to serve the public. Please visit the city’s website at www.cityofbalchsprings.com for further details.

We have a confirmed case within our city limits, and we want to make sure that we do our part to prevent any further spread. We ask please do not panic, practice good hygiene, and help do your part as a citizen.

While cases of COVID-19 continue to be confirmed throughout the state of Texas. Our Emergency Management team continues to work hard to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Balch Springs. If we receive additional conformation of a case of the novel coronavirus, further communication will be provided to the public and media.

The city is working with area clinics on an ongoing basis to advise if patients meet CDC recommendations for testing.

Should you feel the need to be tested and or are ill please follow these steps:

Contact Foremost clinic at 214-708-2739 to speak directly to a nurse.

For any questions or concerns:

Contact DCHHS at 972-692-2780 to speak with staff epidemiologist between the hours of 9:00 AM -3:30 PM.

We appreciate your understanding, and your cooperation in helping us prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Sincerely,

Brad Harris

Emergency Management Coordinator   

           

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