COVID-19 Facts & Resources

mportant information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Texas Department of State Health Services.  

Testing Information

A test-based strategy to discontinue isolation is no longer recommended and could result in prolonged work exclusion in those who continue to shed detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA but are no longer infectious.  

 Duration of isolation and precautions 

    • For most persons with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms. 
    • For persons who never develop symptoms, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Role of PCR testing after discontinuation of isolation or precautions 

    • For persons previously diagnosed with symptomatic COVID-19 who remain asymptomatic after recovery, retesting is not recommended within 3 months after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection.

 duration of isolation and precautions with adults with covid-19 


Drive-Thru Testing Locations

  • The Ellis Davis Field House, which is at 9191 South Polk Street, Dallas.
    • No criteria or cost
    • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or while supplies last)
  • Eastfield Campus - Dallas College, 3737 Motley Dr. Mesquite
    • No criteria or cost
    • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or while supplies last)

Additional information is available on the Dallas County website.

COVID-19 Testing Available For Garland Residents

COVID-19 testing is available at First Family Health Care, 2201 Forest Lane (see hours below) to Garland residents at no charge through the end of November. This test is to determine if you currently have COVID-19 and is not the antibody test. Appointments are required.

To be eligible for these tests, you must:

  • Be a resident of Garland and provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or other ID with Garland address, a Garland utility bill, or other documentation with a Garland address
  • Be age 2 or older
  • Submit a completed Garland Resident COVID-19 Test Form (also available at the test site) En Espanol
    • First Family Health Care, 2201 Forest Lane
      Hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 11 a.m., 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday 8 to 11 a.m. Drive-through, no appointment necessary, call 972-276-6822 for information
Albertson's /SAV-On5710 Broadway Blvd.More Information
CareNow Urgent Care5106 N. George Bush Highway
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CareNow Urgent Care565 W. I-30 HighwayMore Information
CVS Pharmacy1902 Pleasant Valley Rd.More Information
CVS Pharmacy1372 Belt Line Rd. More Information
CVS Pharmacy 5702 Lavon Dr.More Information
CVS Pharmacy 2510 W. Walnut St. More Information
CVS Pharmacy3044 South 1st St.More Information
Exceptional Urgent Care4555 W. Walnut St. More Information
Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care6520 N President George Bush Highway
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MD Family Clinic2636 W. Walnut St. More Information
Tom Thumb925 Northwest HighwayMore Information
Tom Thumb2535 Firewheel ParkwayMore Information
Tom Thumb 2645 Arapaho Rd.More Information
Urgent Care for Kids 7510 N. George Bush HighwayMore Information
Medicos Family Clinic1837 N. Garland Ave. More Information
Parkland Garland Health Clinic
Current Patients Only
802 Hopkins St. More Information
Bestcare Family Medical Center4401 Broadway Blvd., Suite 1More Information

Basic Disease Information

FAQs for Pet Owners

CDC Guidance Regarding Pets & COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions - CDC

Informational Resources (posters, videos, etc.)

How to Prevent the Spread of Contagious Disease (pdf)

Spanish version (pdf)

Vietnamese version (pdf)

 Mitigation Strategies for the Community


New Suicide Prevention Resource - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. Read the full FCC news release for details.

The American Red Cross has activated a Virtual Family Assistance Center for anyone who lost a loved one due to COVID-19.

211 Texas has activated a COVID-19 option within the 211 platform. 211 specialists across the state are available 24/7 to answer the most frequently asked questions. Visit

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or other emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource offers support for all Texans and can be reached any time day or night at 833-986-1919. More information on mental health resources and your local metal health authority can be found on HHSC’s website.

The Counseling Institute of Texas is offering grants for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. Call 972-271-4300 or visit their website for details.