COVID-19 - Update from City of Dallas, Dallas County, and CDC
Lots of updates in the last couple of days. We've seen all kinds of restrictions proposed and put in place regarding total size of gatherings and inter-person distance (i.e. "social distancing").
Here's some key information from our public health services and municipal entities:
The City has issued a new emergency order as of Mon, March 16th
No community gatherings of 50+ persons
Mandatory closure of: bars, lounges, taverns, private clubs, gyms, health studios, theaters and commercial amusement facilities.
Closed: all City of Dallas libraries, neighborhood cultural centers, recreation centers and community centers including West Dallas Multipurpose Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center until (at least) Fri, March 20th
CDC recommends no gatherings of 50+ persons for the next 8 weeks (i.e. until May 12th)
Facility closures: https://dallascityhall.com/Pages/coronavirus-facility-closures.aspx
If you are around other people, here are those magic numbers:
6 feet - Stay at least this far away from others to help curtail disease spread, especially in public places
14 days - How long you should self-quarantine if you have been exposed to the new coronavirus or are at risk for coming down with COVID-19
9 persons - Maximum size recommended for an in-person meeting that includes vulnerable individuals (e.g. the elderly, the immunosuppressed, and those with diabetes or lung/heart disease)
20 seconds - Minimum scrub time when washing your hands
60% - Minimum safe alcohol content in hand sanitizer or wipes used to kill COVID-19
100.4F - You may have a fever. Exercise caution, and talk to your doctor immediately if you have a cough or trouble breathing