City of DeSoto, Texas - City Hall

City of DeSoto, Texas - City Hall DeSoto is located in the southwest corner of Dallas County.

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09/19/2021

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Viva DeSoto and our great entertainment! La Dezz and the Latin Breed. Also joining us was our Esteemed St Rep Carl Sherm...
09/19/2021

Viva DeSoto and our great entertainment! La Dezz and the Latin Breed. Also joining us was our Esteemed St Rep Carl Sherman!

Viva DeSoto and our great entertainment! La Dezz and the Latin Breed. Also joining us was our Esteemed St Rep Carl Sherman!

09/19/2021

DeSotos Latino Heritage Festival welcomes the Latin Breed!

09/19/2021

Mayor Rachel’s welcome!

09/19/2021

A La Dezz duet at DeSotos Latino Heritage Festival

La Dezz is rocking DeSoto’s Latino Heritage Festival!
09/18/2021

La Dezz is rocking DeSoto’s Latino Heritage Festival!

La Dezz is rocking DeSoto’s Latino Heritage Festival!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTOOn Friday, September 17, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services r...
09/18/2021

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTO

On Friday, September 17, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,433 new positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases. 1,214 of these cases were confirmed and 219 were probable. There were also 18 deaths including the loss of a DeSoto man who had underlying high health risk conditions and died in an area hospital. You can read today’s County News Release here: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/19708/9172021-Press-Release---Dallas-County-Reports-Additional-Positive-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Cases

DeSoto Police and Fire Rescue recently began implementing regular, daily COVID testing for their shift employees before they reported for work. It was so successful at keeping workers safe that it has now been carried over for all City workers who work on a shift basis or during regular hours in an office setting. Starting on Tuesday, September 7th, the day after Labor Day, DeSoto’s full-time office employees began taking their twice-a-week COVID-19 tests before reporting to work or entering their worksite. Fox 4 DFW’s Shaun Rabb visited DeSoto on Tuesday and filed this in-depth report: https://www.fox4news.com/news/desoto-now-covid-19-testing-every-city-employee?fbclid=IwAR3Ir4bfYSLQMQUMpKHhJhJ60gQyhDCr-dlPwAQhJVmg5UW-KhA7CdpgHE8
You can also follow this story on Newsradio 1080 KRLD: https://www.audacy.com/krld/news/local/desoto-city-employees-tested-for-covid-19

The United States Food & Drug Administration (US FDA ) recently approved the first COVID-19 Vaccine. If you want to know exactly what they said you should read their news release: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine

The American Medical Association stated that full FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine is milestone in pandemic fight https://www.ama-assn.org/about/leadership/full-fda-approval-pfizer-vaccine-milestone-pandemic-fight

Texas Medical Association: TMA Urges Governor to Allow Local Mask, Vaccination Decisions https://www.texmed.org/TexasMedicineDetail.aspx?id=57564

Given the dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 fueled by the Delta variant and the substantial vulnerability of the unvaccinated, Dallas County has raised its COVID-19 Risk Level to “Red” for High Risk of Transmission. https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots. HHS has announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots in the fall. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

The Delta variant is far more contagious than standard COVID strains, however, according to the CDC, some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons. Please take this threat seriously and follow the CDC’s guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Learn more about the Delta Variant from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html Also from Texas Health and Human Services: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/variant-faqs.aspx

There have been 7,167 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the City of DeSoto between the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic and August 27th.

During the week ending September 11th, Dallas County Health and Human Services also released a spreadsheet by Cities of the number of people over 18 years of age who have been vaccinated and the percentage of the population in that city that has been vaccinated. In DeSoto, that number was 73% with at least one dose of vaccine and 55% who were fully vaccinated.

Here is the most current TDEM Statewide COVID Situation Report: https://olympus.soc.texas.gov/services/Sitrep/GetFile.aspx?id=8925

Dallas County provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8am-2pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

Go to www.vaccines.gov to find a location near you. Here is a Vaccine Locator Map from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): https://tdem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html. View additional information on vaccinations from the State of Texas: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

New cases in Dallas County are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Archived Dallas County COVID-19 Epidemiology reports from March 2020 to December 2020 are available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/summaries.php

Have general questions about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit the CDC COVID-19 website or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

COVID NEWS:

ABC 8 DFW: Over 125K COVID-19 cases reported in Texas schools so far; there were 148K all of last year https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/125k-positive-covid-19-cases-among-texas-students-so-far-this-school-year-148k-last-school-year/287-fa262006-3ccf-4377-ad1a-4db95cd2d6d6

Dallas Morning News: Upward of 95% of Dallas County residents need protection against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/09/17/upwards-of-90-of-dallas-county-residents-need-protection-against-covid-19-to-reach-herd-immunity/

CNN: 5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/health/fda-advisers-booster-five-things/index.html

Newsweek: Fact Check: Is the Regeneron Treatment the Same As Getting a COVID Vaccine?
https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-regeneron-treatment-same-getting-covid-vaccine-1621093

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09/17/2021

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FESTIVAL TRAFFIC & PARKING ALERT: ON-SITE AND REMOTE PARKING INFORMATION FOR THE LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVALThe DeSoto Lati...
09/17/2021

FESTIVAL TRAFFIC & PARKING ALERT: ON-SITE AND REMOTE PARKING INFORMATION FOR THE LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The DeSoto Latino Heritage Festival, which is taking place Saturday from 6-10PM at the DeSoto Amphitheater, is augmenting limited on-site parking with nearby off-site parking and shuttle bus services at Disciple Central Community Church, 901 N. Polk Street at the corner of Pleasant Run and Polk Street.

Shuttle buses will pick up remote parking patrons at Disciple Central Community Church beginning at 5 PM and take them to the DeSoto Latino Heritage Festival event site at 211 E. Pleasant Run Road (The DeSoto Amphitheater). Shuttles will then head from the event site back to the remote parking lot following this continuous service loop throughout the evening until 11 PM.

FESTIVAL TRAFFIC & PARKING ALERT: ON-SITE AND REMOTE PARKING INFORMATION FOR THE LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The DeSoto Latino Heritage Festival, which is taking place Saturday from 6-10PM at the DeSoto Amphitheater, is augmenting limited on-site parking with nearby off-site parking and shuttle bus services at Disciple Central Community Church, 901 N. Polk Street at the corner of Pleasant Run and Polk Street.

Shuttle buses will pick up remote parking patrons at Disciple Central Community Church beginning at 5 PM and take them to the DeSoto Latino Heritage Festival event site at 211 E. Pleasant Run Road (The DeSoto Amphitheater). Shuttles will then head from the event site back to the remote parking lot following this continuous service loop throughout the evening until 11 PM.

The City of DeSoto will host a community mental health information forum on Thursday, September 30th from 6 to 9 pm at t...
09/17/2021
DeSoto H.O.P.E. Community Mental Health Forum

The City of DeSoto will host a community mental health information forum on Thursday, September 30th from 6 to 9 pm at the DeSoto Civic Center. This forum is called DeSoto H.O.P.E. (Healing, Opportunities for Personal Empowerment) and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Gloria Morrow, one of the nation’s leading clinical psychologists. Dr. Morrow is an academician, clinician and author, her teaching counseling and books have helped thousands of people find true inner healing.

Dr. Morrow’s presentation will be followed by breakout sessions in General Mental Health and Developmental disorders presented by MetroCare, Identifying Su***de and Self-Harm Signs in adolescents presented by DeSoto ISD, Caregiver Mental Health presented by DeSoto Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, De-escalation in Dementia Interactions presented by Hickory Trail Hospital, and Tools for Anger Management presented by Committed to Change.

This workshop is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. Make plans to attend today and make a reservation by emailing [email protected].

Follow this link to register your attendance with Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desoto-hope-community-mental-health-forum-tickets-174379041407

DeSoto H.O. P. E. (Healing Opportunities for Personal Empowerment)

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09/16/2021

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Hey DeSoto residents, we want to hear from you! 🙂 Please answer this quick survey ➡ https://bit.ly/3lzreNG about your ci...
09/16/2021

Hey DeSoto residents, we want to hear from you! 🙂

Please answer this quick survey ➡ https://bit.ly/3lzreNG about your city. We really value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to help us improve the City of DeSoto.

Feel free to share the survey with your family, neighbors, and friends. Thank you!

Hey DeSoto residents, we want to hear from you! 🙂

Please answer this quick survey ➡ https://bit.ly/3lzreNG about your city. We really value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to help us improve the City of DeSoto.

Feel free to share the survey with your family, neighbors, and friends. Thank you!

Our friends at Focus Daily News have some valuable information for DeSoto residents about scammers taking advantage of p...
09/16/2021
Unemployment Scams Accelerate as Pandemic Continues Upward Trend

Our friends at Focus Daily News have some valuable information for DeSoto residents about scammers taking advantage of people during the Pandemic. Here is the latest!

The report revealed the largest number of victims believed that they were being hired by Amazon and Walmart. Amazon states that it posts all

DeSoto: In-Depth” looks at DeSoto’s groundbreaking CARE (Crisis Assessment Resource Engagement) Team & DeSoto’s efforts ...
09/16/2021

DeSoto: In-Depth” looks at DeSoto’s groundbreaking CARE (Crisis Assessment Resource Engagement) Team & DeSoto’s efforts to address the mental health needs of our community. The CARE Team’s Lt. Melissa Franks & Raven Thousand join host Matt Smith live for a spirited discussion. Thursday’s Broadcast starts at 9 AM on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/desototx or via the City of DeSoto’s Cable Channel. Here is where you can tune in on the City’s website http://www.desototexas.gov/desototownhall
It will also be broadcast live, depending upon your cable provider that carries City TV programming on either Spectrum (Channel 16), or AT&T Uverse (Channel 99).

DeSoto: In-Depth” looks at DeSoto’s groundbreaking CARE (Crisis Assessment Resource Engagement) Team & DeSoto’s efforts to address the mental health needs of our community. The CARE Team’s Lt. Melissa Franks & Raven Thousand join host Matt Smith live for a spirited discussion. Thursday’s Broadcast starts at 9 AM on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/desototx or via the City of DeSoto’s Cable Channel. Here is where you can tune in on the City’s website http://www.desototexas.gov/desototownhall
It will also be broadcast live, depending upon your cable provider that carries City TV programming on either Spectrum (Channel 16), or AT&T Uverse (Channel 99).

A water main break at Pleasant Run and Hampton Roads in DeSoto could impact water service to a couple of adjacent busine...
09/15/2021

A water main break at Pleasant Run and Hampton Roads in DeSoto could impact water service to a couple of adjacent businesses. Here are the details that we have.

A water main break at Pleasant Run and Hampton Roads in DeSoto could impact water service to a couple of adjacent businesses. Here are the details that we have.

DCHHS Confirms Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus Ground Spraying Scheduled in DeSoto (September 15, and...
09/15/2021

DCHHS Confirms Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus Ground Spraying Scheduled in DeSoto (September 15, and 16, 2021) Weather Permitting.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito traps were collected from the DeSoto 75115 zip code. In conjunction with the Dallas County municipalities, mosquito abatement teams are responding by treating impacted areas. DCHHS has scheduled ground spraying in DeSoto on September 15, 2021, from 9:00pm to 5:00am and September 16, 2021, from 9:00pm to 5:00am, weather permitting.

The spray area is posted on the map below.
Residents should remain inside during the time sprayers are in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds more than 10 mph or inclement weather. A detailed map of the spray area can be viewed below.

Advice:
• Use DEET All day, every day: Whenever outside, use insect repellents that have the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-registered repellents and always follow label instructions.
• Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
• Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace where mosquitoes could lay eggs.
• All Day long: Day, Dusk, and Dawn - Limit your time outdoors mosquitos are active anytime day or night. DCHHS encourages residents in affected areas to be a part of the solution by eliminating insect breeding areas and larvae before they develop into adult, flying mosquitoes. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides known as “Mosquito Dunks” that are available at the Action Center in DeSoto’s City Hall at no charge for residents who can confirm their residency.

DCHHS Confirms Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus Ground Spraying Scheduled in DeSoto (September 15, and 16, 2021) Weather Permitting.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito traps were collected from the DeSoto 75115 zip code. In conjunction with the Dallas County municipalities, mosquito abatement teams are responding by treating impacted areas. DCHHS has scheduled ground spraying in DeSoto on September 15, 2021, from 9:00pm to 5:00am and September 16, 2021, from 9:00pm to 5:00am, weather permitting.

The spray area is posted on the map below.
Residents should remain inside during the time sprayers are in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds more than 10 mph or inclement weather. A detailed map of the spray area can be viewed below.

Advice:
• Use DEET All day, every day: Whenever outside, use insect repellents that have the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-registered repellents and always follow label instructions.
• Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
• Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace where mosquitoes could lay eggs.
• All Day long: Day, Dusk, and Dawn - Limit your time outdoors mosquitos are active anytime day or night. DCHHS encourages residents in affected areas to be a part of the solution by eliminating insect breeding areas and larvae before they develop into adult, flying mosquitoes. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides known as “Mosquito Dunks” that are available at the Action Center in DeSoto’s City Hall at no charge for residents who can confirm their residency.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTOOn September 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported a...
09/15/2021

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTO

On September 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported a three-day total which included 3,885 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases. 3,357 of these cases were confirmed and 528 were probable. There were also a cumulative 16 deaths including the loss of two DeSoto men who had underlying high health risk conditions. One man was in his 50’s and died in the hospital and the other was in his 90’s and died in the long-term care facility where he had lived. You can read today’s County News Release here: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/19690/9142021-Press-Release---Dallas-County-Reports-Additional-Positive-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Cases

DeSoto Police and Fire Rescue recently began implementing regular, daily COVID testing for their shift employees before they reported for work. It was so successful at keeping workers safe that it has now been carried over for all City workers who work on a shift basis or during regular hours in an office setting. Starting on Tuesday, September 7th, the day after Labor Day, DeSoto’s full-time office employees began taking their twice-a-week COVID-19 tests before reporting to work or entering their worksite. Fox 4 DFW’s Shaun Rabb visited DeSoto on Tuesday and filed this in-depth report: https://www.fox4news.com/news/desoto-now-covid-19-testing-every-city-employee?fbclid=IwAR3Ir4bfYSLQMQUMpKHhJhJ60gQyhDCr-dlPwAQhJVmg5UW-KhA7CdpgHE8

The United States Food & Drug Administration (US FDA ) recently approved the first COVID-19 Vaccine. If you want to know exactly what they said you should read their news release: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine

The American Medical Association stated that full FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine is milestone in pandemic fight https://www.ama-assn.org/about/leadership/full-fda-approval-pfizer-vaccine-milestone-pandemic-fight

Texas Medical Association: TMA Urges Governor to Allow Local Mask, Vaccination Decisions https://www.texmed.org/TexasMedicineDetail.aspx?id=57564

Given the dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 fueled by the Delta variant and the substantial vulnerability of the unvaccinated, Dallas County has raised its COVID-19 Risk Level to “Red” for High Risk of Transmission. https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots. HHS has announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots in the fall. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

The Delta variant is far more contagious than standard COVID strains, however, according to the CDC, some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons. Please take this threat seriously and follow the CDC’s guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Learn more about the Delta Variant from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html Also from Texas Health and Human Services: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/variant-faqs.aspx

There have been 7,167 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the City of DeSoto between the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic and August 27th.

During the week ending September 4th, Dallas County Health and Human Services also released a spreadsheet by Cities of the number of people over 18 years of age who have been vaccinated and the percentage of the population in that city that has been vaccinated. In DeSoto, that number was 72% with at least one dose of vaccine and 54% who were fully vaccinated.

Here is the most current TDEM Statewide COVID Situation Report: https://olympus.soc.texas.gov/services/Sitrep/GetFile.aspx?id=8902

Dallas County provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8am-2pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

Go to www.vaccines.gov to find a location near you. Here is a Vaccine Locator Map from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): https://tdem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html. View additional information on vaccinations from the State of Texas: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

New cases in Dallas County are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Archived Dallas County COVID-19 Epidemiology reports from March 2020 to December 2020 are available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/summaries.php

Have general questions about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit the CDC COVID-19 website or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

COVID NEWS:

Dallas Morning News: Dallas County adds three-day totals of 3,885 coronavirus cases, 16 COVID-deaths https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2021/09/14/dallas-county-adds-three-day-totals-of-3885-coronavirus-cases-16-covid-deaths/

Dallas Morning News: ‘Cautiously optimistic’: COVID hospitalizations appear to plateau, DFW Hospital Council leader says https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/09/14/cautiously-optimistic-hospitalizations-starting-to-plateau-head-of-dfw-hospital-council-says/

Wall Street Journal: Biden Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Faces Arizona Legal Challenge https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-faces-arizona-legal-challenge-11631657266

Dallas Morning News: Denton County fire marshal dies of COVID-19 https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/09/14/denton-county-fire-marshal-dies-of-covid-19/

CNN: Conservative radio host who swore off Covid-19 vaccine dies after contracting virus, co-host says https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/media/bob-enyart-death-covid/index.html

Washington Post: Speakers at DeSantis news conference promoted false vaccine claims while governor stood by https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/14/florida-desantis-vaccine-misinformation-rna/

USA Today: Fact check: Neither ADA nor Civil Rights Act offer a blanket exemption to mask, vaccine requirements https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/09/14/fact-check-card-doesnt-exempt-from-mask-vaccination-rules/5573173001/

Another Look: Fox 4 DFW: DeSoto now COVID-19 testing every city employee https://www.fox4news.com/news/desoto-now-covid-19-testing-every-city-employee?fbclid=IwAR3Ir4bfYSLQMQUMpKHhJhJ60gQyhDCr-dlPwAQhJVmg5UW-KhA7CdpgHE8

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTO

On September 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported a three-day total which included 3,885 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases. 3,357 of these cases were confirmed and 528 were probable. There were also a cumulative 16 deaths including the loss of two DeSoto men who had underlying high health risk conditions. One man was in his 50’s and died in the hospital and the other was in his 90’s and died in the long-term care facility where he had lived. You can read today’s County News Release here: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/19690/9142021-Press-Release---Dallas-County-Reports-Additional-Positive-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Cases

DeSoto Police and Fire Rescue recently began implementing regular, daily COVID testing for their shift employees before they reported for work. It was so successful at keeping workers safe that it has now been carried over for all City workers who work on a shift basis or during regular hours in an office setting. Starting on Tuesday, September 7th, the day after Labor Day, DeSoto’s full-time office employees began taking their twice-a-week COVID-19 tests before reporting to work or entering their worksite. Fox 4 DFW’s Shaun Rabb visited DeSoto on Tuesday and filed this in-depth report: https://www.fox4news.com/news/desoto-now-covid-19-testing-every-city-employee?fbclid=IwAR3Ir4bfYSLQMQUMpKHhJhJ60gQyhDCr-dlPwAQhJVmg5UW-KhA7CdpgHE8

The United States Food & Drug Administration (US FDA ) recently approved the first COVID-19 Vaccine. If you want to know exactly what they said you should read their news release: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine

The American Medical Association stated that full FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine is milestone in pandemic fight https://www.ama-assn.org/about/leadership/full-fda-approval-pfizer-vaccine-milestone-pandemic-fight

Texas Medical Association: TMA Urges Governor to Allow Local Mask, Vaccination Decisions https://www.texmed.org/TexasMedicineDetail.aspx?id=57564

Given the dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 fueled by the Delta variant and the substantial vulnerability of the unvaccinated, Dallas County has raised its COVID-19 Risk Level to “Red” for High Risk of Transmission. https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots. HHS has announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots in the fall. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

The Delta variant is far more contagious than standard COVID strains, however, according to the CDC, some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons. Please take this threat seriously and follow the CDC’s guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Learn more about the Delta Variant from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html Also from Texas Health and Human Services: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/variant-faqs.aspx

There have been 7,167 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the City of DeSoto between the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic and August 27th.

During the week ending September 4th, Dallas County Health and Human Services also released a spreadsheet by Cities of the number of people over 18 years of age who have been vaccinated and the percentage of the population in that city that has been vaccinated. In DeSoto, that number was 72% with at least one dose of vaccine and 54% who were fully vaccinated.

Here is the most current TDEM Statewide COVID Situation Report: https://olympus.soc.texas.gov/services/Sitrep/GetFile.aspx?id=8902

Dallas County provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8am-2pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

Go to www.vaccines.gov to find a location near you. Here is a Vaccine Locator Map from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): https://tdem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html. View additional information on vaccinations from the State of Texas: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

New cases in Dallas County are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Archived Dallas County COVID-19 Epidemiology reports from March 2020 to December 2020 are available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/summaries.php

Have general questions about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit the CDC COVID-19 website or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

COVID NEWS:

Dallas Morning News: Dallas County adds three-day totals of 3,885 coronavirus cases, 16 COVID-deaths https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2021/09/14/dallas-county-adds-three-day-totals-of-3885-coronavirus-cases-16-covid-deaths/

Dallas Morning News: ‘Cautiously optimistic’: COVID hospitalizations appear to plateau, DFW Hospital Council leader says https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/09/14/cautiously-optimistic-hospitalizations-starting-to-plateau-head-of-dfw-hospital-council-says/

Wall Street Journal: Biden Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Faces Arizona Legal Challenge https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-faces-arizona-legal-challenge-11631657266

Dallas Morning News: Denton County fire marshal dies of COVID-19 https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/09/14/denton-county-fire-marshal-dies-of-covid-19/

CNN: Conservative radio host who swore off Covid-19 vaccine dies after contracting virus, co-host says https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/media/bob-enyart-death-covid/index.html

Washington Post: Speakers at DeSantis news conference promoted false vaccine claims while governor stood by https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/14/florida-desantis-vaccine-misinformation-rna/

USA Today: Fact check: Neither ADA nor Civil Rights Act offer a blanket exemption to mask, vaccine requirements https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/09/14/fact-check-card-doesnt-exempt-from-mask-vaccination-rules/5573173001/

Another Look: Fox 4 DFW: DeSoto now COVID-19 testing every city employee https://www.fox4news.com/news/desoto-now-covid-19-testing-every-city-employee?fbclid=IwAR3Ir4bfYSLQMQUMpKHhJhJ60gQyhDCr-dlPwAQhJVmg5UW-KhA7CdpgHE8

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I do hope DeSoto didn't pay much for changing the 'Sanitation" portion of our website. Have any of you used that thing? If it's fixed, don't break it!
Guys and gals don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn from UFC strawwieght fighter Randa Markos this Saturday the 4th! She is a local fighter out of the DFW so let's support her!
I don't think your allowed to restrict comments being a public entity. In fact, I think there was a federal court case about something like this involving Twitter. But hey, the rules aren't for you, right? They're for us.
Please share and help us bring our girl home! (Delete if not allowed)
What's wrong? You won't post a notice about the sorry police department??
I would like to know why I can't put even a wrought iron fence in My front yard to keep people from walking across it... that makes ZERO sense to Me... 'you can buy property in desoto tx, but don't try to protect it, it's against ordinance... ' THAT ordinance makes zero sense
So HEB jumped from Waxahachie, over all of Dallas, to predictably head to Frisco and Plano. How can we convince them to come here next?
I would like to thank all the employees in Public Works and Parks. We greatly appreciate you for all your hard work. Happy Public Works appreciation week‼️
Keller Williams Realty - Best Southwest located at 2010 N Hampton Rd Ste. 300, DeSoto, TX 75115 will be hosting a FREE drive through food box distribution Thursday May 13th starting at 10am until all food has been distributed. Everyone is welcome to pick up a food box and please click the share button to pass on to anyone who may be in need.
We have 1st Moderna shots available TODAY in DeSoto. Please come see us and share with your friends and family who are in need of vaccines. Register below to reserve a time or come on in as a walk in. Monday, April 26th | 9AM - 2PM | Drive-Thru & Walk-Thru Disciple Central Community Church (D3) 901 N. Polk St, Ste 1010, DeSoto, TX 75115 (2nd dose, May 25) Uber promo codes for $25 per ride available in the link.
Why isn't brush being picked up from the curb? It has been an month.
Please post the trash schedule