Millions are being adversly affected by the recent outbreak. Not by getting sick, but by losing their income from the mandatory stay at home orders and quarantines. Working together we can provide relief for those forced out of work or financially impacted from this pandemic. Many businesses are closing in efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. With these closings, thousands of people are temporarily out of work. The loss of income can adversely impact the ability of families to pay bills, get medical care, pay for child care, etc. What if your montly income was cut in half or worse? How would that affect your life? Working with social services and the Red Cross, Random Acts of Kindness Charity will help as many families as possible with the loss of income by providing meals and grants to pay rent and utilities.
Older adults (65 years and older) Heart Disease Diabetes High Blood Pressure Cancer Weakened Immune Systems People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19. If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever or symptoms, call your doctor. If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your doctor’s instructions and refer to CDC recommendations for how to take care of yourself at home. If you are in generally good health and have mild symptoms, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for a cold or the flu. If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide. You can find the current Texas case count on our News Updates page.
What to Do If You Are SickSymptoms of COVID‑19 may show up 2‑14 days after exposure. The steps you should take if you think you are sick with COVID‑19 depend on whether you have a higher risk of developing severe illness.High-Risk Individuals:
For more information on how to take care of yourself at home if you are sick, see the CDC website: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK (CDC)