Information for Communities & Other Specific Groups

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Information for communities and other specific groups on how to prepare and take action for COVID-19 can be found below.

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At Home

For information on what to do at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, see the CDC and TCEQ websites:

Information on how to take care of yourself and others at home if sick can also be found on the CDC website:

For information on COVID-19 and children as well as tips for keeping kids healthy while school is out, see the CDC website:
CDC Tips to Keep Kids Healthy

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Schools

Childcare programs, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions can find interim guidance for the COVID-19 response on the CDC website:
CDC Guidance for Childcare & K-12 Schools
CDC Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)
CDC Considerations for School Closure

DSHS distributed guidance to Texas higher education institutions, school districts, and state agencies (PDF) on February 3, 2020.

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Event Coordinators

Community leaders and event coordinators can find guidance for large events and gatherings on the CDC website:
CDC Guidance for Large Events

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Community- & Faith-Based Organizations

Community and faith leaders can find resources for the COVID-19 response on the CDC website:
CDC Resources for Community & Faith Leaders

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Community Mitigation Strategies

Actions for protecting communities from COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website:
CDC Community Mitigation Strategies

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High-Risk Individuals

Information and resources for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website:
CDC Resources for High-Risk Individuals

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Retirement Communities & Independent Living

Information and resources for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in retirement communities and independent living environments can be found on the CDC website:
CDC Resources for Retirement Communities & Independent Living

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Pregnant Women & Children

Information about COVID-19 and pregnancy and children as well as tips to keep kids healthy while school is out can be found on the CDC website:
CDC Info: Pregnant Women & Children
CDC Tips to Keep Kids Healthy

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Homeless Shelters

Homeless service providers can find guidance for planning, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19 on the CDC website:
CDC Guidance for Homeless Shelters

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Transportation Organizations

Transportation and transit providers can review recommendations for their COVID-19 response in the DSHS COVID‑19 Guidance for Texas Transportation Organizations (PDF, V.1.0, posted 3/31/2020).

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Correctional & Detention Facilities

Interim guidance for managing COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities can be found on the CDC website:
CDC Guidance for Correctional & Detention Facilities

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Funerals & Funeral Homes

DSHS has compiled the following guidance regarding funerals and funeral homes in response to COVID-19:

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This page is being updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated April 2, 2020