As we approach winter, increased holiday gatherings and flu season, it’s more important than ever to wear a mask, wash your hands and do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Town of Addison recently shared a COVID-19 update for Nov. 5, in which they shared that the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 868 new additional positive cases of COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 99,761 confirmed cases and 1,127 confirmed deaths.
To date, Addison has had a total of 414 confirmed COVID-19 cases and no deaths, according to the DCHHS. Updated numbers can be found on their website, which are released every Tuesday and Friday.
The Town of Addison also reminded residents and visitors that the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott on July 2 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces remains in effect. Additionally, please continue to follow the following preventative measures:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
For more Addison COVID-19 updates, visit www.addisontexas.net/covid19.