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COVID-19 Office Closures

Some DSHS offices closed to the public

The aftermath of a tornado that destroyed a house.

Tornado winds can carry objects for miles.

Be Informed. Make a Plan. Build a Kit. TexasReady.gov

Vaping devices.

USB device? No, it's a vaping device!

Don't be fooled. Learn about the dangers of vaping.

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Mosquitoes transmit diseases.

Don't give mosquitoes a biting chance.

DSHS Responding to COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19: Coronavirus Disease 2019DSHS is responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. For prevention tips, symptoms, traveler information, and healthcare provider resources, see our COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 Info

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United States Census 2020

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau mails survey packets to homes in the U.S. Answering the survey provides an accurate count of residents. Local governments use survey results to determine how much funding communities receive for key services, such as public health, public safety and emergency preparedness. Please do your part and respond to the survey.

U.S. Census 2020

Vital Statistics Office Closure

State of Texas Birth CertificateDue to public health concerns with COVID‑19, the DSHS Austin Lobby for Vital Statistics walk-in orders will be closed, starting March 17, 2020 at 12 noon, until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to ensure everyone's safety. Please visit Texas.gov for new orders of birth, death, marriage, or divorce records to order online. For submitting orders by mail, please visit Requirements for Requesting/Changing Vital Records page. You can reach DSHS Vital Statistics at 1-888-963-7111. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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