Coronavirus Cell
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health alert regarding an outbreak of a novel (new) Coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which began in December 2019. The CDC confirmed the first case in the United States on January 21, 2020. The respiratory disease has since been named COVID-19, short for Coronavirus Disease 2019.

The City of Arlington Public Health Authority and the Arlington Fire Department Office of Emergency Management are maintaining situational awareness through daily Department of State Health Services conference calls for the latest information on the Coronavirus and its progress in the United States. Additional coordination efforts are happening with Tarrant County Public Health information and awareness of Coronavirus related issues.

Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management has worked with the City’s Office of Communications for proper public messaging regarding the Coronavirus and have published virus information on the City’s website, as well as City of Arlington social media platforms.

If the virus situation worsens, additional response procedures will be implemented. These actions will be consistent with established medical practices and City resource capabilities. Additional City communications and coordination efforts will be implemented through the Arlington Fire Department Emergency Operations Center if the situation progresses or if conditions begin to normalize.

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