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Information for Travelers Undergoing Self-Quarantine

On March 30, 2020, Gov. Abbott issued a self-quarantine edict requiring road travelers from any location in Louisiana to self-quarantine for 14 days after they arrive.

On March 30, 2020, Gov. Abbott extended the previous air traveler self-quarantine edict to include persons traveling from California; Louisiana; Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami, Florida.

On March 26, 2020, Gov. Abbott issued a self-quarantine edict requiring air travelers from the tri-state area near New York City and from New Orleans to self-quarantine for 14 days after they arrive.

Instructions for self-quarantined travelers can be found on the CDC COVID‑19 Traveler Information Card.

 

Information for Travelers

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in China, the State of Texas encourages everyone to heed the advice of the CDC and U.S. State Department and avoid travel to China. Companies, universities and others with personnel there should make arrangements to return their people to the United States or move them to another area without ongoing coronavirus spread.

Travel Notices and Advisories
CDC travel health notices
U.S. State Department travel advisory

Travel Communications
CDC COVID-19 Traveler Information Card
CDC Check and Report Everyday (CARE) Booklet – China

 

Information for Healthcare Providers

The following resources will assist healthcare providers in the evaluation of patients who may be ill with or who may have been exposed to COVID-19:

Evaluating Patients

Preparedness Tools

Infection Control & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Requests for Assistance from DSHS (PPE, etc.)

Hospitals and healthcare professionals should follow their normal process of trying to locate emergency medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other healthcare resources with their regular vendors and exhaust all possible options. These options may include contacting any sister facilities for coordination, reaching out to local partners or stakeholders, looking at any possible reallocations within the Public Health Region, Healthcare Coalition, Regional Advisory Council regions, or other medical supply agencies, given established priority groups. If hospitals and healthcare professionals cannot obtain any PPE from their vendor(s) and have exhausted all alternative options, they should send their official requests to their local office of emergency management via the STAR process. Please ensure you provide all relevant details for your request, to include type of item, POC information, and delivery address.

Isolation Precautions for COVID-19

Laboratory Testing Fact Sheets

For disease reporting and/or local assistance, see the listing of  Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Local Health Entities.