Last updated: Saturday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m.
 

As of March 28, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed 44 active cases of COVID-19 in Fort Worth and 124 active cases in Tarrant County. Possible exposures are being researched and individuals will be contacted directly by the TCPH. 

Mayor Betsy Price signed an emergency declaration on Tuesday, March 24, to implement stay home, work safe restrictions to help combat the spread and impact of COVID-19 on the City of Fort Worth. The restrictions went into effect, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and remain in effect until April 7, 2020.

The City of Fort Worth declared a State of Emergency today due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The declaration is effective at 12:01 a.m. March 14, 2020 and will be in place through March 21, 2020. It is contemplated that the City Council will vote in the coming week to extend the declaration past March 21.

Updates about events and attractions are offered here. 

Updates regarding restaurant hours, delivery/carryout status and gift cards are available here.

YOUR MEETING OR EVENT

Fort Worth’s tourism industry continues to maintain the highest standards for sanitation and has taken additional steps to equip its hotels, attractions and public spaces to prevent the spread of infectious diseases amongst residents and visitors. We are committed to providing a safe environment for guests, team members, athletes, fans and attendees in Fort Worth. Fort Worth is open for business, and the health and safety of our visitors is priority. Please remember: There are no restrictions on travel anywhere within the United States. Visit Fort Worth is in constant communication with the Center for Disease Control, Tarrant County Public Health, the City of Fort Worth and U.S. Travel Association.

The Fort Worth Convention Center and Will Rogers Memorial Center are prepared and equipped with additional hand sanitizer stations throughout the facilities as well as posters emphasizing the importance of hand-washing.

Dickies Arena is proactively preparing the venue, implementing cleanliness and sanitization efforts, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have established processes to provide the safest environment for guests, team members, athletes and artists, and all those who visit Dickies Arena.

The public health department for Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth, posted this global tracking map of cases and a general information fact sheet.

Visit Fort Worth is guided by information and instruction from the following experts and agencies:
        - Centers for Disease Control
        - Tarrant County Health
        - DFW International Airport
        - City of Fort Worth
        - U.S. Travel Association

You may hear different names for this outbreak. Commonly called coronavirus, the disease has been formally named COVID-19. The virus that causes the disease was just named SARS-CoV-2.

PREVENTION TIPS

Visit Fort Worth urges travelers to follow public health authorities’ recommendations for good hygiene and is currently working with local, state and federal authorities on coronavirus preparedness measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides comprehensive information on its website. The CDC is also updating coronavirus travel-related information here.

The public health department for Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth, posted this global tracking map of cases and a general information fact sheet.

Health experts recommend common best practices for healthy travel, especially:
       ​- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water, especially after contact with common surfaces such as handrails.
       - Avoid close contact with people who have fever and cough
       - When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue. Throw away tissue immediately and wash hands.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

The links below are updating information daily as this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Locally

Tarrant County Public Health

Coronavirus Hotline: 817-248-6299

Locally

Tarrant County Public Health

https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health.html

Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

In the U.S. and Worldwide

Centers for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html