Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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:

  • 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
  • Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
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Governor Greg Abbot Orders


 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


Public Meetings & Events Cancellation

All public meetings have returned to in person.