Update: Jan. 19
Tarrant County approves plan to partner with UNT Health Science Center to expand COVID-19 vaccine program
Tarrant County Commissioners Tuesday approved a plan by UNT Health Science Center to expand COVID-19 vaccine sites through new strategies including additional vaccine hubs, mobile clinics and possibly home-based access.
The plan, presented to the commissioners by Dr. Michael R. Williams and Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, focused on opportunities for collaboration in developing new vaccine opportunities, such as pharmacies, hospitals, community-based clinics, outpatient care centers and businesses. The plan also addressed improving access for seniors, minorities and people living in rural areas.
County Judge Glen Whitley, while joining other commissioners in approving the plan, said he wanted drive-through and mobile sites set up as soon as possible around the county.
Update: Jan. 11
Johnson County residents can register with Tarrant County Public Health for COVID-19 vaccine
Mansfield residents living in Johnson County who qualify for the COVID-19 under the Phase 1A and 1B distribution plan may register with Tarrant County Public Health to receive the vaccine at Tarrant County sites. Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley agreed to the plan and issued an announcement late Friday. If you are a Mansfield resident in Johnson County, visit the TCPH Vaccine Clinic App site and follow the step-by-step instructions for registering to receive the vaccine. Residents must sign-up to determine eligibility prior to receiving instructions and appointment information. For more information, call the TCPH Coronavirus hotline at 817-248-6299.
Update: Dec. 29
Information on COVID-19 vaccine provided online by Tarrant County Public Health
Tarrant County Public Health has launched an online resource for residents interested in COVID-19 vaccine information. The TCPH Vaccine Clinic App provides step-by-step instructions for registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents must sign-up to determine eligibility prior to receiving instructions and appointment information. For more information, call the TCPH Coronavirus hotline at 817-248-6299.
Update: Dec. 22
Tarrant County Public Health site provides COVID-19 testing information
A list of community testing sites is available online from Tarrant County Public Health where residents can screen symptoms and schedule testing. The site also provides a list of testing sites across the state.
Visit the COVID-19 Testing in Tarrant County page and follow the self-screening instructions prior to scheduling an appointment at a testing site. Public health officials suggest scheduling an appointment before visiting a site. Testing is free, but if you have insurance please bring your card with you to the testing site. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
City of Mansfield Health and Safety Policy
Update: Nov. 23
Governor, DSHS announce COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for the state's COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the initial distribution of the vaccines expected as early as next month.
The guidelines were established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel, created by DSHS to make recommendations on vaccine allocation decisions including identifying groups that should be vaccinated first to provide the most protest to vulnerable populations and protect critical state resources.
"These guiding principles established by the panel will ensure that the State of Texas swiftly distributes the COVID-19 vaccine to Texans who voluntarily choose to be immunized," said Gov. Abbot. "This process will help us mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, protect the most vulnerable Texas and safeguard critical state resources."
Update: Nov. 20
Government Orders & Declarations
- Resolution Continuing Ninth Amended Declaration 7-6-20
- Executed Ninth Amended Declaration 7-2-20
- Resolution Continuing Eighth Amended Declaration 6-8-20
- Executed Eighth Amended Declaration 6-4-20
- Resolution Continuing Seventh Amended Declaration 5-26-20
- Executed Seventh Amended Declaration 5-20-20
- Resolution Continuing Sixth Amended Declaration 5-12-20
- Executed Sixth Amended Declaration 5-8-20
- Executed Fifth Amended Declaration 5-1-20
- Modified Fourth Amended Declaration 4-13-20
- Mayor David Cook Statement Regarding Mansfield Golf Courses
- Executed Fourth Amended Declaration 4-7-20
- Executed Third Amended Declaration 3-31-20
- Executed Second Amended Declaration 3-24-20
- Mayor Cook - First Amended Public Health Emergency Declaration 3-20-20
- Official Emergency Declaration 3-18-20
Proclamation Amending GA-28 (7-2-20): Related to limitations on mass gatherings.
Executive Order GA-28 (6-26-20): Related to limitations of certain businesses and services.
Executive Order GA-24 (5-21-20): Related to termination of air travel restrictions.
Executive Order GA-23 (5-7-20): Related to the expanded reopening of Texas.
Governor Abbott Open Texas Report: Related to the guidelines for employers and customers during re-opening of Texas economy.
Executive Order GA-18 (4-27-20): Related to the expanded reopening of services.
Executive Order GA-17 (04/17/20): Relating to the establishment of the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas.
Executive Order GA-16 (04/17/20): Relating to the safe, strategic reopening of select services as the first step to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
Executive Order GA-15 (04/17/20): Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster.
Governor’s Disaster Declaration Extension 4-12-20: Governor Greg Abbott extends the state’s disaster declaration to May 13.
Texas Attorney General Guidance for Houses of Worship (04/01/2020): Clarifying direction given for in-person religious and worship services under Executive Order GA-14.
Executive Order GA-14 (03/31/2020): Renews and expands the previous directive enforcing federal social distancing guidelines for COVID-19, including closing schools and instructing Texans to avoid eating or drinking at bars and restaurants, to minimize social gatherings, and to minimize contact with people who are not in the same household.
Executive Order GA-13 (03/29/2020): Relating to detention in county and municipal jails during the COVID-19 disaster
Executive Order GA-12 (03/29/2020): Mandating a 14-day quarantine for road travelers arriving in Texas from any location in Louisiana. Does not apply to travel related to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response, or critical infrastructure functions.
Executive Order GA-11 (03/26/2020): Mandating a self-quarantine of 14 days for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-Stae Area of New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut, or from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Executive Order GA-10 (03/24/2020): Requiring hospitals to submit daily reports on hospital bed capacity to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and for all public and private entities using FDA-approved COVID-19 tests to submit daily reports of all results to the local health department and DSHS.
Texas Attorney General Opinion on Firearms Sales (03/24/2020): Stating that local emergency orders cannot restrict the sale or transfer of firearms.
Executive Order GA-09 (03/22/2020): Expanding hospital bed capacity by directing licensed health care professionals to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately, medically necessary.
Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order #4 (03/20/2020): Suspending residential eviction proceedings
Governor’s Executive Order GA-08 (3/19/2020): Restrictions on public gatherings, restaurants, nursing homes, schools
Governor Abbott releases a video on the importance of social distancing
211 Texas activated
The State of Texas has activated the statewide 211 network to provide COVID-19 information 24/7 to residents. 211 specialists from across the state are available to answer the most frequently asked, non-medical questions on the coronavirus based on material provided by the CDC and the DSHS. Any questions the 211 specialists cannot answer will be referred to the information lines of the state health department and local public health officials, in Mansfield’s case the Tarrant County Health Department.