HD113 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Do the 2020 Census While Social Distancing

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Developments continue to rapidly develop and change as Federal, State, and Local governments work to contain the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of reported positive cases. As of 10:00 a.m. today, there are 194 cases of the virus statewide, 74 confirmed cases in Dallas County, with nine within HD 113 - 4 in Garland, 4 in Mesquite, and 1 in Balch Springs. Five deaths as a result of contracting the virus have occurred within the state, which includes one former Richardson resident.

Mayors of cities across the DFW area have ordered restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and other public areas prone to large gatherings closed. Restaurants are being allowed to continue operating by providing take-out and delivery only. Businesses have been urged to, if they have the capability, let employees work from home.
Social distancing is imperative now more than ever, so if you do not have to be out and about, stay home. This is especially true for our young people (Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z), who may not experience the symptoms or get severely ill, but have the potential to spread the virus to the most vulnerable among us, which now includes people over the age of 60, and those with underlying medical conditions like asthma, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Preventive Measures 

It bears repeating, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).

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The Momentum Continues to Build in HD-113
Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support and trust in me to represent you in the state legeislature. The phenomenal turnout at the polls shows that HD 113 is energized and ready for this election year. I am officially on the ballot again and I am ready to head back to Austin and keep working for you!


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