The City of Weatherford is working closely with state and county health officials as we monitor the developing impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
To protect the health and safety of the community and our employees, and help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), City Manager James Hotopp has announced operational changes out of an abundance of caution. Municipal Court in-person proceedings will be temporarily suspended, and all City-sponsored events and programming at all facilities are temporarily suspended. See the sections below for more details.
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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.
- 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?
FOLLOW THE CDC’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USING A FACEMASK:
- Facemasks are not recommended for those who are well to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others or by health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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