As of Thursday, Dallas County is at a COVID-19 risk level of red, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC issued the highest threat rating to Dallas County as cases and hospitalizations climb. Under this rating, the CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public areas and on public transit.
Dallas County has yet to change its internal rating from yellow, which Judge Clay Jenkins increased from green two weeks ago.
The county’s public health advisory committee is set to meet Tuesday, but according to the Dallas Morning News, it is unknown whether the committee will recommend raising its internal rating.
In other news:
- A new COVID-19 vaccine is available from Novavax. The vaccine was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration last Wednesday for people 18 and older. For more information, read more from the Dallas Morning News here.