During this situation and any other public health concern, it is crucial to ensure you are receiving information from legitimate sources. Beware of inaccurate information online during emergencies.
The Texas Medical Association released a ranking of certain common activities (like opening the mail, pumping gasoline, attending social events, etc...) and their asociated risk of contracting COVID-19. The rankings were evaluated by physicians from the Texas Medical Association’s COVID-19 Task Force and Committee on Infectious Diseases.
The best way to prevent infection is to take steps to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the steps you take to avoid the flu. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID-19:
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) uses a public health process called contact tracing to help slow and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.
Contact tracing is a method used to find and follow up with people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. People who were around this individual are called contacts. By tracing the contacts of COVID-19 cases, having them self-isolate, if necessary, and testing, when appropriate, we can reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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When calling 911 for an emergency:
This will allow us to respond with the appropriate equipment and are able to keep our first responders responding within the community. Our resources are limited and critical. Your assistance is needed looking out for the helpers that help you.
Please also check the Fort Bend County COVID-19 Response Hub
The city of Sugar Land does not have its own municipal health department. Fort Bend County Health and Human Services serves as the local health department for the city. The State requires laboratories, hospitals, and health professionals to report positive test results of COVID-19 to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or the local health department. If a positive test result is reported directly to DSHS, that information is then shared with with the local health department.
Fort Bend County’s COVID-19 Response Hub is the authoritative resource for official case information.