Help Slow the Spread

How can I prevent COVID-19 from spreading?

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise that the best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, this includes  knowing how the virus spreadscovering your nose and mouth with a cloth face cover when around others (not meant as replacement for social distancing), social distancing, proper hand washing, staying home if you feel sick and more. Find a library of DSHS communication tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 HERE.

  • Preventing disease is everyone’s responsibility.The choices we all make now regarding social distancing and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines will directly impact how quickly our area recovers from this virus. It is imperative to take all recommended precautions and assume the virus can be anywhere. 
  • Feeling sick? Find the CDCs self-checker tool and more HERE. Wash Your Hands Often-Deep in Heart of Texas m2

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What about testing ? 

Testing is being done in our area and requires a physician’s order. For more information regarding testing resources and availability call 2-1-1. GPCH is requiring a physicians order in regards to COVID-19. Testing does not change CDC recommendations nor the US Surgeon General’s public warning on 3/23/2020  "everyone needs to act as if they have the virus right now. So, test or no test, we need you to understand you could be spreading it to someone else. Or you could be getting it from someone else."