City of Bullard Taking Proactive Measures Regarding COVID-19

As many people may feel anxious about COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, the City of Bullard is closely monitoring the situation. The City of Bullard is currently operating business as usual while keeping in close contact with County, State and National agencies for any updates or changes in the situation. In the event that the risk level in Texas changes, or recommendations are made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Texas Department of State Health Services to alter plans for events, gatherings, or work practices in Texas we will communicate those changes. According to CDC, as of DATE, there have been no confirmed cases of the "Coronavirus" in Smith County or Cherokee County and the individual risk is low at this time.

March 20, 2020 -  Mayor Frederick signs COVID-19 Emergency Declaration for City of Bullard. The City of Bullard has issued an Emergency Declaration due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The proclamation is effective immediately. 

"The City of Bullard is taking proactive measures and following CDC recommendations in order to protect our community. This declaration can lead to possible reimbursement from the State and Federal Government in the case of any costs related to COVID-19," said Mayor Pam Frederick.

For the time being, we encourage residents to follow the basic prevention tips below and utilize the following information sources:

Information Sources:

It is extremely important to get your information about COVID-19 from a reliable source. For accurate information, please look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NETHealth).

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Please do not rely on your social media news feed for important health information.

Signs and symptoms:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention: 

The CDC recommends basic, everyday habits will help prevent the spread of viruses. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash or cough/sneeze into your folded elbow
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, if soap is not available use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Always wash your hands after you have used the bathroom and before eating.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe