Coronavirus Alert!

The City of Terrell’s Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the progression of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its potential impact on the community and city services.

The City of Terrell is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all its citizens and staff. We ask that community members follow the Safe at Home Order and remain at home as much as possible to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To increase awareness and educate the public, the city has provided the following information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The novel coronavirus, named SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), is a respiratory disease that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019 and has now been detected globally, including in the United States.

To limit spreading the virus, CDC recommends routine practices including:

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Cover your mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect homes and work areas regularly
  • Avoid touching your face

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure, based on the previous testing of similar MERS-CoV viruses, and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

More information on how you can help keep your family and those in the community safe visit the CDC website. 

Know the Facts

Now more than ever, it is important to obtain and share accurate information from a reliable source. In an effort to reduce fear and educate Americans, the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) have provided a resource page to separate fact from fiction. 

WHO Mythbusters

For more information, and other facts from the CDC, click here

Click the files below for more information on policies put in place by the City of Terrell and Kaufman County.

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