At Southwestern Medical Foundation, we care about the health of our community. As a wide breadth of information is circulating about COVID-19 its global impact, it is imperative to have reliable resources for updates and information.

We have compiled a list of the best sources sharing news regarding COVID-19. Please share this information with your families and networks.

How You Can Help

We are dedicated to supporting UT Southwestern Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. You can help us do our part in the battle against COVID-19 in a few different ways:

  1. Your generosity makes a world of difference in a trying time. Click here to make a gift to support UT Southwestern’s COVID-19 response, which includes designations to their Provider Assistance Fund, Research Fund, and Patient Care Fund.
  2. Southwestern Medical Foundation has created a sister fund to support UT Southwestern’s response to COVID-19. To make a gift to our fund, please click here.

Live Case Counts

Live Updates on COVID-19 Global Cases and Vaccines  – Most recent updates on total confirmed cases in the world by Johns Hopkins CSSE.

Live Updates on COVID-19 Cases in Texas Counties – Most recent updates on the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in counties across Texas by Texas Health and Human Services.

Texas COVID-19 Data Resource – Dashboard developed by Texas 2036, a nonprofit organization building long-term, data-driven strategies to secure Texas’ continued prosperity for years to come. Includes county and state level analysis alongside reopening analysis.


Important Dallas Updates

U.S. Gives Full Approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 VaccineThe Dallas Morning News, August 23, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots Will Roll Out in September in The U.S. – NPR, August 18, 2021

Expert Advice on School Safety During the Delta Surge – UT Southwestern, August 13, 2021

What To Know: Going Back to School During the Delta Surge – UT Southwestern, July 30, 2021

UT Southwestern Forecasting for DFW – UT Southwestern, updated weekly

UT Southwestern Vaccinations – UT Southwestern offers immediate first-dose scheduling to make booking your vaccination as easy as possible. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You – Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.

Register for a Vaccine in Dallas County – Register for a COVID-19 vaccine in the City of Dallas

City of Dallas COVID-19 Resources – City of Dallas, updated regularly

Dallas County COVID-19 Health Guidance for the Public – Dallas County, updated daily

Dallas County COVID-19 TestingDallas County


Treatment and Vaccine News

We recommend following these Twitter accounts for rapid updates:

@WHO – World Health Organization

@CDCgov – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

@SecAzar – Alex Azar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

@HHH_ASH – Admiral Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

@GregAbbott_TX – Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

@DCHHS – Dallas County Health and Human Services

@DrPhilHuangDFW Dr. Philip Huang, Director, Dallas County Health and Human Service


Living with COVID

Child Care Resources Toolkit – UT Southwestern

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated August 16, 2021

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated August 19, 2021

Domestic Travel During COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated August 20, 2021

Post-COVID Conditions – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated July 12, 2021

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources – Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, UT Southwestern

The CDRC has also established a COVID-19 Support Line, open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST. For information about COVID-19, mental health resources, or referrals in the DFW Metroplex, call and speak with one of their licensed clinicians at 214-648-7355. If you need to talk to someone outside of business hours, you may leave a message and someone will follow-up with you on the next business day. 

If I or My Loved One Has COVID-19

If you are located in Dallas and concerned you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, please call your doctor or local health department.

Local COVID-19 Drive-through Testing Locations – Texas Health and Human Services, updated regularly

What To Do if You Are Sick – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated regularly

Caring for Someone Sick at Home – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updated April 16, 2021

Prevention and Preparation

The Delta Variant: What You Should Know – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), July 23, 2021

Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 When Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated June 16, 2021

How to Protect Yourself and Others – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), July 26, 2021

COVID-19 School Settings – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated July 23, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 – UT Southwestern Medical Center, updated regularly

Resuming Business Toolkit – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated May 21, 2021

Free Resources and Support

Help with BillsLearn about the help you can get through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn about government programs to help pay for phone bills, medical bills, and other expenses. You can also learn how to apply for temporary assistance.

Pago de facturas – Ayuda con el pago de facturas de teléfono, servicios, gastos médicos y asistencia para familias necesitadas.

Here’s where you can get a coronavirus test in North TexasThis robust list from The Dallas Morning News includes options for those without insurance.

Coronavirus COVID 19 Resource HotlineThe City of Dallas launched a COVID-19 resource and information hotline. The automated hotline offers information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The number is 214-670-INFO (4636) and provides Dallas residents with important and useful information, in English and Spanish.

La ciudad de Dallas lanzó una línea directa de recursos e información COVID-19. La línea directa automatizada ofrece información las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana. El número es 214-670-INFO (4636) y brinda a los residentes de Dallas información importante y útil, en inglés y español.

Disaster Distress HotlineU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, dial 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. SAMHSA provides communities and responders with behavioral health resources that help them prepare, respond, and recover from disasters.

People Seeking TreatmentCDC, the free and confidential resources on this page will help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained counselor in your area.


Key Resources

Global and National:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories 

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Communication Resources for Travelers

Texas:

Texas Hospital Association

Texas Health and Human Services

Local:

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas County Health and Human Services


Media Inquiries

UT Southwestern is providing a line at 214-648-3404 with after hours monitored messaging for media or emergencies. Otherwise calls are managed during business hours. For Southwestern Medical Foundation media inquiries concerning COVID-19, please click here. For UT Southwestern media inquires, please click here.