Public Health Emergency Preparedness (COVID-19)
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Suspect Case

  • Meets supportive* laboratory evidence with no prior history of being a confirmed or probable case.
    • Supportive* laboratory evidence:
      • Detection of specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood
      • Detection of specific antigen by immunocytochemistry in an autopsy specimen

Probable Case

  • Meets clinical criteria AND epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2.
    • Clinical Criteria
      • In the absence of a more likely diagnosis:
      • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose
      • OR
        • Any one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder
      • OR
        • Severe respiratory illness with at least one of the following: Clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia, Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
  • Meets presumptive* laboratory evidence.
    • Presumptive* laboratory evidence:
      • Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen
  • Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.

Confirmed Case

  • Meets confirmatory laboratory evidence
    • Confirmatory* laboratory evidence:
      • Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ribonucleic acid (SARS-CoV-2 RNA) in a clinical or autopsy specimen using a molecular amplification test
 
 
COVID-19 Booster Shots

CDC Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Shots: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

 

COVID-19 VACCINE SITES

https://meds.tdem.texas.gov/

Vaccine Phases and Criteria

 

Testing Sites

https://www.nbtexas.org/2704/COVID-19--Coronavirus

 
COVID-19 Information

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News Releases:
  • COVID 19 News and Press Releases from March 16, 2020 to Present: Click Here

 

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