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Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order extended through April 30, 2020

BRAZORIA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (BCHD)

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On April 3, 2020, in response to continued respirator shortages, the FDA issued a new Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for non-NIOSH-approved N95 respirators made in China, which makes KN95 respirators eligible for authorization if certain criteria are met, including evidence demonstrating that the respirator is authentic.

Click on the links below to be redirected to the FDA's website for more nformation:

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks) https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-and-surgical-masks-face-masks

FAQ on respirators approved under standards used in other countries, such as KN95 https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/faqs-shortages-surgical-masks-and-gowns#kn95

 

 

 

 

Click link below to view a list of

***Prior arrangements must be made at each facility in order to be seen.***

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THESE LOCATIONS WITHOUT CALLING FIRST!

 

Click on the links below to be redirected to CDC's website: 

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Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

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Running Essential Errands

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Public Health Recommendations for People Exposed to a Person with COVID-19, other than Health Workers or other Critical Infrastructure Workers.

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COVID-19 Call Center for Brazoria County Residents:

For any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Brazoria County Health Department’s

COVID-19 CALL CENTER (979) 864-2167

Monday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.

Saturday: 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.

 

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For Healthcare Providers ONLY

COVID-19 is an immediately reportable condition,to report suspected cases call

979-864-1166

Monday - Friday 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

For after hours, Weekends, and Holidays:

1-800-511-1632.

For questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, call oremail a PHEP staff member, do not use the DSHS Call Center.

To ensure that you are receiving our emails with updated COVID-19 guidance, fill out the following survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BrazoriaCountyHAN).

 

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DSHS Call Center

Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. To find more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC or DSHS websites or call the number below.

DSHS COVID 19 Call Center: 2-1-1

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

 

  

Novel Coronavirus

 

A novel coronavirus called SARS-coV-2 (formally called 2019-nCoV) has emerged out of Wuhan, China. In the following weeks since its emergence, the virus has spread to multiple countries around the world, including the United States.

 

 Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

 

Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. These every day actions can all prevent exposure to other respiratory viruses as well.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • 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 regarding the use of cloth face coverings:

  • 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 visibly dirty.

 

 

COVID-19 Resources and Links:

For current situation in Texas

Travel Notices

For schools

For Healthcare Professionals

FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

For EMS

FAQ for Personal Protective Equipment

Track here Global 2019 Coronavirus

World Health Organization Information

 

Current cases globally can be trackedhere. Current case counts in the United States are available on the CDCwebsite. Current case counts in Texas are available on the DSHSwebsite.

 

For more information, please see the CDC’s website here:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For more information, please see the DSHS website here:https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

 

 

 

 

Through planning, preparedness, and surveillance Brazoria County Health Department will promote, ensure and improve the health and well being of its residents.

 Anthony S. Rogers, MD

Local Health Authority

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Cathy Sbrusch, RN, BSN, CIC

Director of PublicHealth Services

Email:Cathys@Brazoria-County.com

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Please click link below for BCHD Notice of Privacy Practice:

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICE

Phone: (979) 864-1484

Fax: (979) 864-3955

 

FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENT RELATED CONCERNS, CONTACT

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (979) 864-1600.