Tarrant County Public Health

Tarrant County Public Health Tarrant County Public Health assures, protects and promotes the overall health and well-being of our residents. We are PHAB accredited!
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Since its inception in the 1950s, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has been a valuable local resource by providing services to all Tarrant County residents aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living. With a client base and scope of services as diverse as the county's population, a dedicated staff of more than 360 public health professionals and annual funding resources totaling more than $64 million, TCPH services truly touch everyone, every day, everywhere. COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED Tarrant County Public Health does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on this fan page. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of Tarrant County Public Health, Tarrant County or its third party service providers. By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that Tarrant County Public Health and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement. External Links (including Advertising Links) The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Tarrant County Public Health of the linked Web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Tarrant County Public Health does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find on this page. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of these Tarrant County Public Health Web sites. DISCLAIMER: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Tarrant County Public Health. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Tarrant County Public Health Department, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Mission: A healthier community through leadership in health strategy.

Tarrant County Public Health will do ground spraying in unincorporated portions of northeast and northwest Tarrant Count...
07/29/2020

Tarrant County Public Health will do ground spraying in unincorporated portions of northeast and northwest Tarrant County in response to positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples from the areas. Weather permitting, spraying will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, after resident notifications have been completed.

More details here:
http://access.tarrantcounty.com/content/main/en/public-health/news/2020/ground-spraying-for-west-nile-thursday-anf-friday-in-unincorpora.html?

Tarrant County Public Health will do ground spraying in unincorporated portions of southeast Tarrant County in response ...
07/27/2020

Tarrant County Public Health will do ground spraying in unincorporated portions of southeast Tarrant County in response to positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples from the areas. Weather permitting, spraying will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 and July 30, after all resident notifications have been completed.

Interactive map:
http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/west-nile-virus/west-nile-virus-interactive-map.html

#BeALocalHero  #NoCaperequiredPurple-shirted volunteers from our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) answered the call today and...
07/23/2020

#BeALocalHero #NoCaperequired

Purple-shirted volunteers from our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) answered the call today and stepped in to assist the Fort Worth Fire department at their COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at J.P. Elder Middle School in Fort Worth.

The MRC is always looking for a few good men and women to help out when needed.

Here's more about it:
https://bealocalhero.org

According to a joint control order issued today by the local health authorities, school systems in Tarrant County, inclu...
07/21/2020

According to a joint control order issued today by the local health authorities, school systems in Tarrant County, including Arlington and Burleson, are not to re-open for face-to-face on-campus instruction or activities, with certain exceptions, until September 28. Questions? Call your local ISD.

Here's the complete order:
http://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/dam/main/covid-cares/JOINT-CONTROL-ORDER.PDF

Starting today, Tarrant County Public Health is teaming up with our friends from the Immunization Coalition of Tarrant C...
07/20/2020

Starting today, Tarrant County Public Health is teaming up with our friends from the Immunization Coalition of Tarrant County to offer Back-to-School immunizations.

Unlike previous years, to accommodate special COVID-19 prevention arrangments, back-to-school immunizations will be offered in only one location --the Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth-- starting Monday, July 20 through Friday, September 11, 2020.

Click here for more details, along with printable schedules in English and Spanish:

https://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/main/en/public-health/clinical-services0/immunizations/back-to-school-immunizations.html?

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations more than doubling since June 1, Tarrant County Public Health today urged resid...
07/02/2020

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations more than doubling since June 1, Tarrant County Public Health today urged residents to stay home as much as possible during the upcoming holiday.

"We want people to enjoy their Fourth of July, but in a healthy and safe way," said Director of Public Health Vinny Taneja. "And the way to do that is to avoid inviting friends and neighbors over or having a party. Just enjoy the holiday with your immediate household members and families,” he said.

More here:
http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/news/2020/tarrant-county-public-health-urges-residents-to-celebrate-the-4t.html

06/30/2020

As of 5 p.m. Monday, June 29, Tarrant County Public Health reported 263 new positive cases, for a total of 11,739 in Tarrant County. Public Health also reported 225 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 5,059 people have recovered. For further details visit: coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com

For those interested in getting a job doing contact tracing, the specific position title for the job is Epidemiologist. ...
06/27/2020

For those interested in getting a job doing contact tracing, the specific position title for the job is Epidemiologist. There is also a need for nurses that can do Epi work too as well as Administrative Assistants, including those who are bilingual in Spanish and/or Vietnamese.

These positions are being recruited through the following employment agencies:

Management Recruiters of FTW – d/b/a Siter-Neubauer & Associates
https://siter-neubauer-associates.jobs.mrinetwork.com/l/recruiting/jobsearchaction/1ad602dd-1208-11e6-bc9f-bc764e11b6f3/c5481b59-b0f3-11ea-9292-42010a8a0ff3/false?term=Epidemiologist

Diskriter
http://www.diskriter.com/careers.html

Abacus Corporation
https://abacusonline.jobs/clients/12940/posting/4192783/en

BaronHR
http://www.baronhr.com/

The applicant has to be registered with the company to be sent for consideration. Check with the company for their registration requirements.

06/25/2020
www.tarrantcounty.com

County issues new mask mandate

Here is the Executive Order issued today, June 25, by Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley regarding social distancing and face masks requirements, along with authorizations for enforcement of these provisions:

http://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/dam/main/global/Covid-19/TarrantCountyJudgeExecutiveOrder6-25-20.pdf

Tarrant County Public Health's Chief Epidemiologist Russell Jones was interviewed earlier today on NBC5 regarding the ri...
06/25/2020
Tarrant County to Hire More Contact Tracing Staff as COVID-19 Cases Rise Rapidly

Tarrant County Public Health's Chief Epidemiologist Russell Jones was interviewed earlier today on NBC5 regarding the rise in COVID-19 cases and the need for more contact tracers.

Tarrant County is looking to hire contact tracing personnel to contact people who may have come into contact with a person who has tested positive.

06/21/2020

There are no COVID-19 fatalities to report today. More information can be found at coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com.

Happy Father's Day, gentlemen!

You can help Tarrant County Public Health in the fight against COVID-19 to help keep you, your family, and your communit...
06/15/2020

You can help Tarrant County Public Health in the fight against COVID-19 to help keep you, your family, and your community safe. Answer the call to slow the spread.

06/12/2020
CDC

CDC

CDC recommends using an EPA-registered household disinfectant to protect against the virus that causes COVID-19. Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website for a list of products that meet EPA's criteria for use against the virus. When using a disinfectant, make sure you follow the label directions for safe, effective use. https://bit.ly/2UhNL3R.

06/12/2020

We're looking for help.

Tracking down people who may have been in contact with a disease-carrying person is tough, tedious work. But it's a necessary task because it helps keep contagious diseases from spreading rapidly, allows public health to act preventively to keep others from getting infected --AND it can save lives.

For those interested in helping with contact tracing efforts, there are several places that are hiring:

Tarrant County Human Resources:
http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/human-resources/employment-opportunities.html?

Management Recruiters of FTW – d/b/a Siter-Neubauer & Associates
https://siter-neubauer-associates.jobs.mrinetwork.com/

Diskriter
http://www.diskriter.com/careers.html

Workforce Solutions
https://workforcesolutions.net/jobsnow/

[email protected]

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encoura...
06/09/2020

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.

06/06/2020
Social Distance

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
Stay home if you’re sick
Avoid touching your face

05/31/2020

Happy to report there are 2,313 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Tarrant County. There are no deaths to report today.
More details can be found at coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com.

Join Tarrant County Commissioner Devan Allen on a COVID-19 Tele-town hall tomorrow evening:
05/27/2020

Join Tarrant County Commissioner Devan Allen on a COVID-19 Tele-town hall tomorrow evening:

TOMORROW: Join us for a COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall with updates and resources in Spanish.
Conversación sobre coronavirus.
Con expertos que compartirán información y recursos.
⭐️ State Representative Chris Turner - House District 101
⭐️ Amanda Arizola - Board of Directors, JPS Hospital
⭐️ Alejandro Espinoza - Texas Workforce Commission
⭐️ Dr. Vinny Taneja - Director, Tarrant County Public Health

Jueves 28 de Mayo
6 pm - 7 pm
Llama al 817-225-0209 para escuchar
https://www.facebook.com/events/307372693605384/

Mobile COVID-19 Testing is coming to Mansfield! This coming Friday and Saturday. Visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG to registerDon't ...
05/27/2020

Mobile COVID-19 Testing is coming to Mansfield! This coming Friday and Saturday.

Visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG to register

Don't have insurance? Test will be at no cost to you

05/26/2020

Happy to announce there were no COVID-19 related deaths to report yesterday or today.

The latest COVID-19 stats --along with a lot of other COVID-19 related information, can be found at coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com.

Using your backyard pool? Pool chemicals protect us from germs but can cause injuries if not handled safely. Check out C...
05/21/2020

Using your backyard pool?

Pool chemicals protect us from germs but can cause injuries if not handled safely. Check out CDC’s pool chemical safety tips: https://bit.ly/2X9eZLv

The latest COVID-19 statistics, along with helpful information, testing appointments and other data, can be found at : c...
05/18/2020

The latest COVID-19 statistics, along with helpful information, testing appointments and other data, can be found at : coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com.

Happy to announce there were no COVID-19 related deaths to report today.

Also, remember May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like COVID-19.
You may feel anxious, mad, sad, or overwhelmed. Find ways to reduce your stress to help yourself and the people you care about.
Learn the common signs of stress.
Make time to unwind and do activities you enjoy.
Talk with family and friends by phone, text, or email.

If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Learn more about stress and coping during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Address

1101 S Main St
Fort Worth, TX
76104

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General information

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is responsible for safeguarding the health of our community's 2 million residents. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TCPH provides a variety of services that promote good health, prevent disease and injury, protect our communities, as well as reduce the physical and fiscal impact of health threats. This page deals specifically with health issues and concerns promoted by TCPH. We reserve the right to exclude health issues not directly related to the scope of TCPH responsibilities.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(817) 321-4700

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