The City of Weatherford is working closely with state and county health officials as we monitor the developing impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
There are no new updates at this time. The city is still regularly cleaning and finding ways to continue operating without putting residents and employees at risk.
WHAT IS COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and rarely, fecal contamination.
- On July 27, 2021, CDC released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated. CDC issued this new guidance due to several concerning developments and newly emerging data signals. First is a reversal in the downward trajectory of cases. In the days leading up to our guidance update, CDC saw a rapid and alarming rise in the COVID case and hospitalization rates around the country.
- It's thought to be 2 times as contagious and a more severe illness.
- Read more on the Delta Variant on the CDC website by clicking here.
- Protect Yourself and Your Family
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- Plan in Case Outbreak Occurs in Your Community
- What To Do If You Are Sick
- Resources for Businesses & Employees
- Who is at Higher Risk?
Texas Neighborhood Services:
Texas Neighborhood Services has two types of emergency funding available for individual and households impacted by COVID-19. The funding types are emergency services for crisis conditions and utility assistance for electric, gas and propane. If you or members of your household have been laid off, separated from employment or furloughed due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for these two programs. Completed applications and scanned documents can be sent to TNS in .pdf format by e-mailing to: email@example.com. For more details, please visit https://www.parkercountytx.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=419&fbclid=IwAR2ptLjAexRz1RVD_qGqpCmDtrReGdwRGbf0vFl63RsVad6AmbAPO_UKpE8.
**These funds are available for individuals affected by COVID-19 that have not received any Federal Assistance from Texas Neighborhood Services during the 2020 year.**
MEDICAL CITY VIRTUAL CARE
Medical City Virtual Care has been introduced as a convenient screening option for people who are concerned that they may be at risk for COVID-19. The COVID-19 screening visit is free of charge at MedicalCityVirtualCare.Zipnosis.com.
Appointments are not necessary and the site is easily accessed from a smart phone or computer 24/7. Medical City Virtual Care allows North Texans concerned about the virus to be screened while allowing them to stay at home and prevent the spread of illness.
COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH SERVICES LINKS
For more resources and information on COVID-19 check out the links below from the county, state, and CDC.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- Preventing and Managing Layoffs
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