COVID-19 Community Information Center
  1. COVID-19 Testing Site at the Burleson Recreation Center Closing

    After testing more than 15,000 community members for COVID-19 since April, our testing site at the BRiCK will be closing on February 26. Contact your primary care physician to see if COVID-19 testing is available through their office. Alternative testing options in Burleson include: CVS100 SW Wilshire BoulevardBurleson, TX 76028Visit the CVS website to learn more CareNow Urgent Care1501 SW Wilshire BoulevardBurleson, TX 76028Visit the CareNow website to learn more

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  2. Where we stand: Jan. 22

    County Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active Cases Fatalities Tarrant 172,771 143,731 53,924 1,866 Johnson 13,547 14,230 965 220 Source: Texas Health and Human Services Source: Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Testing Availability If you think you’ve been exposed to the Coronavirus, contact your primary care physician to discuss your concerns and for advice on getting tested, and caring for yourself and loved ones.  You can also schedule a test at community testing sites if you’re a resident of Tarrant County.  You’ll be asked to complete this online self-screening assessment…

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  3. Voices from the Community

    Mike & Kristina Marsh

    Commercial Printers

    Each week is different as businesses are operating in challenging ways, but our friends, family and clients make us proud. Our staff has worked so hard during these times and our clients have been most supportive.

  4. Where we stand: Dec. 8

    County Total Cases Recoveries Active Cases Fatalities Tarrant 97,322 78,062 18,161 1,099 Johnson 6,364 5,744 596 117 Source: Texas Health and Human Services Source: Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Testing Availability If you think you’ve been exposed to the Coronavirus, contact your primary care physician to discuss your concerns and for advice on getting tested, and caring for yourself and loved ones.  You can also schedule a test at community testing sites if you’re a resident of Tarrant County.  You’ll be asked to complete this online self-screening assessment…

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  5. Where we stand: Nov. 23

    County Total Cases Recoveries Active Cases Fatalities Tarrant 80,157 65,340 13,831 986 Johnson 4,842 4,474 350 93 Source: Texas Health and Human Services Source: Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Testing Availability If you think you’ve been exposed to the Coronavirus, contact your primary care physician to discuss your concerns and for advice on getting tested, and caring for yourself and loved ones.  You can also schedule a test at community testing sites if you’re a resident of Tarrant County.  You’ll be asked to complete this online self-screening assessment…

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  6. Where we stand: Nov. 6

    County Total Cases Recoveries Active Cases Fatalities Tarrant 63,030 54,981 7,188 861 Johnson 3,972 3,827 133 69 Source: Texas Health and Human Services Source: Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Testing Availability If you think you’ve been exposed to the Coronavirus, contact your primary care physician to discuss your concerns and for advice on getting tested, and caring for yourself and loved ones.  You can also schedule a test at community testing sites if you’re a resident of Tarrant County.  You’ll be asked to complete this online self-screening assessment…

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  7. Where we stand: October 22

    Here are the latest numbers for Tarrant and Johnson County: County Total Cases Recoveries Active Cases Fatalities Tarrant 55,240 49,544 4,895 801 Johnson 3,505 3,408 85 63 Source: Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Testing Availability If you think you’ve been exposed to the Coronavirus, contact your primary care physician to discuss your concerns and for advice on getting tested, and caring for yourself and loved ones.  You can also schedule a test at community testing sites if you’re a resident of Tarrant County.  You’ll be asked to…

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  8. Where we stand: September 28th

    Although there have been more than 15,500 deaths in the state due to COVID-19, cases and hospitalizations continue to trend down statewide, according to the Texas Tribune, which relies on data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Across the Lone Star State, the seven-day positive test rate for the week ending September 26 was 7.3% compared with a high of 24.5% back on August 11, as reported in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  But closer to home, several North Texas news outlets reported last week that Tarrant County had…

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  9. Community insights on COVID-19: What we’ve learned from local survey

    In August, Texas Health Huguley Hospital conducted a survey of 300 people in our area to find out how the community felt about the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has impacted health care decision making. We’d like you to know what’s on the minds of your community, so we’re sharing some insightful findings from the survey with you. Understanding the needs, concerns and expectations of our community has always been of the utmost importance to Texas Health Huguley. We understand the responsibility we have in caring for the people…

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  10. Caring for someone who has COVID-19? Signs they may need to go to the hospital

    If you have COVID-19 or are caring for someone who does, most likely you can recover at home. But there may be times when you need more specialized care. That’s why it’s great to be prepared and to know when it’s time to seek emergency medical attention. Watch for warning signs Make sure you have the phone number on hand for your doctor, or the doctor of the person you’re caring for, in case you need to call them for advice. Call the doctor if you or the person…

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  11. How to properly care for someone who is in self-isolation

    If you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19, you need to know how to protect yourself and others, while still providing care. Learn what to do when someone has symptoms of COVID-19 or when someone has been diagnosed with the virus. This can also be followed when caring for someone who is suspected of having COVID-19 or someone who has tested positive but is not showing symptoms. *Note: According to the CDC, older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for…

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  12. How to know if your school’s reopening plan is safe

    There are many situations that come into play when you’re considering in-person or virtual learning this year for your student. While those situations are specific and unique to you and your family, everyone can agree that the health and safety of our children is the ultimate goal. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to send your student back to the classroom this fall, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re looking over their school’s plan for reopening. Riding the bus Look for: Limited capacity, physical distancing…

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  13. Why wearing a face mask doesn’t replace social distancing or vice versa

    “If masks work, why do I need to social distance? If social distancing works, why do I need to wear a mask?” It’s a commonly asked question, because if you’re wearing a mask, it makes sense that you should be able to get closer to others as long as they’re wearing one too. Likewise, if everyone is social distancing, the need for masks goes out the window, right? While we wish that were true, wearing a mask does not replace social distancing measures or vice versa. Here’s why: Masks…

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  14. Ready to eat out again? Here’s how to stay safe

    Dining out is a favorite pastime for many — a way to catch up with family and friends, unwind, celebrate, or even just an excuse not to cook. If you’re ready to head out to restaurants again, the most important things to remember when it comes to transmission are “time, space, people, place.” That is what William Miller, M.D., an epidemiologist at Ohio State University, told NPR. This means your risk for getting the virus increases when you spend a lot of time in a closed space with many…

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  15. What to do for non-covid related medical issues

    People who don’t have COVID-19 may need to find care for health concerns they’re facing. Here are some options to consider to meet your needs: Call your primary care doctor’s office and ask them if you can make an appointment. They can direct you as to how you can access their care. Many physician practices, including Texas Health Family Care offices, offer virtual visits that will allow you to be seen by a provider without leaving the comfort of home. Reference your practice’s website for more information on virtual…

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  16. Where we stand: September 20th

    Here’s some good news about the coronavirus:  cases and hospitalizations are trending down in Texas, according to the Texas Tribune, which relies on data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.  In fact, Tarrant County’s public health department indicates newly reported COVID-19 cases have dropped from 1,227 confirmed cases the week ending September 5 to 1,124 confirmed cases last week.   Although schools reopening may post new risks, we’re currently seeing lower numbers not seen since June.  Now, that’s no reason to let our guards down, but it…

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  17. Feeling stressed? Tips to reduce anxiety and reclaim a sense of control during COVID-19

    If you’re feeling anxious about the current COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent poll by the American Psychiatric Association published in U.S. News found that nearly half of all respondents were anxious about the possibility of getting the coronavirus and another 62% were anxious about family or loved ones contracting the disease. What makes dealing with it especially difficult is that many of our calming go-to’s just aren’t possible right now. We can’t go out to dinner with friends to talk about what’s going on; restaurants…

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  18. Coping with isolation and cancellations – tips for families

    We asked Sandy Potter, a licensed clinical social worker and Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Behavioral Health at Texas Health Resources, to provide tips on how to navigate these unprecedented times with your young ones. Staying connected with loved ones For some families, helping kids understand the need for social distancing even from loved ones may be the most challenging aspect of all. Potter says that social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. She suggests continuing phone calls with loved ones you can’t see and…

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  19. How to talk to your family about COVID-19

    If you are a parent or caregiver and feel unsure about what topics to discuss or how much to share with children amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, you’re not alone. We asked Sandy Potter, a licensed clinical social worker and Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Behavioral Health at Texas Health Resources, to provide tips on how to navigate these unprecedented times with your young ones. Helping Your Kids Understand What’s Going On While current data suggests that children seem to be at a lower-risk for contracting COVID-19…

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  20. Open: Hair & nail salons

    We all need a bit of pampering from time to time. The good news is our area is home to a number of barber shops, hair, and nail salons that are open and ready to serve you. Since re-opening in May, these establishments have taken extra measures to protect their clients, while keeping their clients’ cut, curl, and color looking 100%. Remember to wear your masks and social distance, and if it’s your first time at the shop, it’s always a good idea to ask about safety guidelines before…

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  21. Open: Let’s go to the movies!

    From big blockbusters to LOL comedies and spine-tingling horror flicks, we could all use a dose of big-screen entertainment these days. Lucky for us, we have a choice of two 14-screen theaters nearby offering up a variety of movies, along with your favorite popcorn, cold drinks, and snacks: the AMC Burleson 14 and Premiere Lux Cine 14 Burleson Commons. Since reopening in late August, movie theater chains, including those in our area, have gone to great lengths to ensure a safe, clean environment for movie-goers. Among the new measures:…

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  22. Open: Indoor and outdoor options for staying fit

    Staying fit these days has never been more important, and the experts tell us that getting some exercise, whether a vigorous workout at the gym or a group yoga class is important for our physical and mental well-being.  We’ve compiled a list here of facilities that are open – and one outdoor venue for those seeking a back-to-nature experience. Burleson Texas Health Huguley Fitness Center is also open and observing safety guidelines to ensure the wellness of its patrons, and has resumed its regular facility hours.  The Fitness Center…

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  23. Open: Saddle up for a fun adventure

    Attention all cowgirls and cowboys!  How about a guided horse trail ride that’s just minutes away?  Crowley’s Touch of Chrome Paints trail rides is open and offers trail rides that meander through some beautiful countryside overlooking Benbrook Lake.  You can even combine your trail ride with a picnic lunch or cookout over an open fire.   Owner/founder Judy Greenway adds, “If you’d like to enjoy an outdoor experience, come join us.  The trails run through the woods and by the lake, and it’s a great way to enjoy an…

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  24. Open: City parks, walking and bike trails

    If you’ve found yourself in a bit of a rut lately, it may be time to shake things up a little and enjoy the great outdoors!  Experts tell us that enjoying Mother Nature’s bounty can be a great way to boost our mood, and there are many available options open to you and available in our own backyard! Be sure to check out Burleson’s incredible network of walking trails and parks (a total of 348 acres!) open for your enjoyment.  Just remember to practice social distancing even when you’re…

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  25. How to wear your mask correctly

    Masks help slow the spread of COVID-19 when worn correctly and combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing. So how should you wear your mask? How to wear a mask correctly Wash your hands before putting on your mask Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face Make sure you can breathe easily The CDC does not recommend use of masks or cloth masks that have an exhalation valve or vent How to remove…

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  26. When it’s safe to be around others after having (or likely having) COVID-19

    After being isolated at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering when it’s safe to be around others again.  But how do you know when it’s okay to be with loved ones or others in your community, without potentially spreading the virus and infecting others? That depends on factors related to your personal experience. The recommendations below based on several scenarios will help you determine when it’s safe to be around others. You can also learn more by visiting the CDC’s website.  I think or…

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