Texas Department of State Health Services

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COVID-19 Safety & the Holidays

How to celebrate safely this holiday season

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TX COVID‑19 Test Collection Sites

Find public and drive thru testing sites

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Opening the State of Texas

Review all DSHS guidance for Opening the State of Texas

12 Days of Holiday Food Safety

A pie 'Tis the season for home-cooked meals. A cooked dish not heated to the proper internal temperature or left out too long on can produce germs, like E. coli or Salmonella.

Learn How to be Safe

Toy Safety: Keep Playtime Safe

A child plays with blocks Each year, more than 180,000 children are treated in an ER for a toy-related injury. Buy age-appropriate toys this season. Read warning labels and check for recalls.

Choose Toys Wisely

Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. #TexasReady

An emergency kit backpack Be safe this holiday season. Remember, disasters, including house fires can strike at anytime. Being prepared for the unexpected brings peace of mind. Build a kit with the essentials your family may need.

Get Ahead of What’s Ahead