TC Daily Updates

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/05/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 304,826
  • Total deaths: 7,616
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • There have been more than 2,200 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in North Texas. Of the cases that have required hospitalization, 71% have been patients over 60 or people who have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition, according to the county
  • 97 New COVID-19 Cases Push Dallas County Total to 1,112.  Dallas County reported one additional death, bringing its total to 18 deaths, more than any other county
  • The City of Dallas released information showing the hospital bed and ventilator capacity from 19 hospitals. 
    • There are a total of 5,148 hospital bed, 2,671 of which are occupied
    • Of the 772 total ICU beds, 462 are occupied
    • There are 865 ventilators across the 19 hospitals, and 302 of them are in use
  • Tarrant County Public Health reported two more COVID-19 deaths. Health officials think both patients contracted the virus through community transmission. The county now has a total of 11 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus
  • Denton County health officials reported the county’s seventh coronavirus-related death Sunday. The county also reported 16 additional confirmed cases in Denton County, bringing the total to 304

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 702 more cases of the new coronavirus Sunday, an increase of more than 11% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 6,812
  • There were no new counties reporting their first cases Sunday
  • More than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case 
  • Harris County has reported the most cases, with 1,284, followed by Dallas County, which has reported 1,015 cases
  • The state has reported 22 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 127 — an increase of about 21% from Saturday
  • As of Sunday, at least 70,938 tests have been conducted in Texas
  • Gov. Greg Abbott’s chief of staff said that if Dallas County doesn’t accept the facilities by 5 p.m. Monday, the federal government will have to relocate it elsewhere

US IMPACTS:

  • In a rare broadcast, Queen Elizabeth II called on the British people to show their self-discipline and quiet resolve during the pandemic
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said it is “ludicrous that we do not have a national effort” for procuring badly needed medical supplies, as Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) lamented “a global jungle that we’re competing in.”
  • A decline in new coronavirus-related deaths in New York, the worst area of the U.S. outbreak, could be a sign that the state is nearing the apex or just a “blip,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said
  • The declining number of cases in Italy, Spain, and Australia have the countries cautiously optimistic that they are “flattening the curve.”

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/04/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 277,205
  • Total deaths: 6,593
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County on Saturday reported 94 new cases and the 18th death related to the new coronavirus. The new information put the county’s total at 1,015 confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 2,000 cases have been confirmed across North Texas
  • An order issued Friday by the Dallas County Commissioners Court has extended the county’s stay-at-home order until April 30, DETAILS HERE
  • Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley on Friday modified elements of a disaster order related to the novel coronavirus. The new order extends the county’s disaster declaration and stay-at-home decree to April 30. The previous order was to end on Tuesday, DETAILS HERE
  • Tarrant County reported the eighth and ninth deaths related to COVID-19. One patient was an elderly Southlake resident with underlying health conditions. The other was a younger person from Haltom City with no known health conditions
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 15 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 288 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 780 more cases of the new coronavirus Saturday, an increase of about 15% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 6,110. Six new counties reported their first cases Saturday; more than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • San Antonio and Texas officials are investigating the novel coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home that left at least 75 people infected

US IMPACTS:

  • Italian authorities said that for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak, the use of intensive care unit beds fell
  • At least 155 crew members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus, days after the Navy aircraft carrier’s captain was relieved of his post
  • Two people on the Coral Princess cruise ship, which reported 12 positive cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, died overnight
  • Official Chinese statistics put Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll at 2,563. Evidence coming out of the city suggests it was actually more than 40,000

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/03/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 239,279
  • Total deaths: 5,443
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Roanoke Youth Baseball Association has canceled the Spring season

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said Friday he expects to update his disaster order related to the novel coronavirus. A seventh Tarrant County resident has died from coronavirus-related issues
  • The Tarrant County Health Department confirms another 58 people have tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total case count in the county to 383
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced the sixth COVID-19 related death in
  • Denton County. DCPH has also announced 19 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 273 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Dallas County has extended its stay-at-home-order, originally set to end Friday, through May 20
  • Dallas County confirmed 90 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 921, including 17 deaths, across 22 cities
  • A TCU student has tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced late Thursday night, this makes for their second positive case
  • Fort Worth public school students will receive a pass or fail grade for the rest of the school year and class ranks will be based on grades received during the first semester

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 661 more cases of people testing positive for the new coronavirus Friday, an increase of about 14% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 5,330
  • San Antonio poised to close parks for Easter weekend
  • Work on the border wall continues.  Contractors are building a “man camp” to house up to 80 workers, and work is continuing — with side-by-side laborers working on the wall near Columbus, New Mexico — near El Paso
  • The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is calling for an emergency “Marshall Plan” to bolster primary care physicians and practices, which have seen major losses as people forego medically unnecessary surgeries during the coronavirus and instead turn to hospitals when sick
  • A large shipment of COVID-19 rapid testing kits expected to be distributed in a Laredo drive-thru testing center is likely fraudulent, city officials said

US IMPACTS:

  • The world added 80,600 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection Thursday—the biggest daily increase to date. Total cases topped 1.04 million. More than 55,000 people have died
  • The U.S., which at 245,000 cases has the world’s highest total, reported 1,169 deaths in one day--its highest daily toll. In New York, the worst-hit state, 562 patients died in 24 hours
  • U.S. employers cut 701,000 jobs in March, in what is likely just the start of a labor-market collapse. Many others are cutting pay
  • U.S. stocks fell. Fed measures to ease a shortage of dollars in international markets appear to be working
  • The Trump administration has discussed shutting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to stem the virus spreading on offshore platforms

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/02/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 213,144
  • Total deaths: 4,513
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No news to report (yay!)

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Tarrant County health officials on Thursday confirmed three additional fatalities and 37 new infections connected with the outbreak of the COVID-19
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced the fifth COVID-19 related death in
    Denton County. DCPH has also announced 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 254 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 100 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in the county to 831
  • The City of Plano issues water disconnection notices amid coronavirus crisis

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Inmates’ attorneys challenge Gov. Greg Abbott’s order banning some jail releases, say it’s unconstitutional
  • Thousands in Texas face delays to their unemployment relief because of busy phone lines and website outages
  • The number of Texans filing for unemployment has soared 1,600% in two weeks
  • Local governments, already hard hit by the coronavirus, are facing a fresh budget threat: economic recession
  • Without rapid testing available in hospitals and ambulances, doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are left to make difficult decisions about patients with other conditions who are struggling to breathe

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of cases approached one million worldwide. The U.S. has 226,374 cases, nearly a quarter of the global total. More than 50,000 have died
  • A record 6.6 million U.S. workers applied for unemployment benefits last week
  • Democrats plan to push back the party’s convention in Milwaukee to the week of Aug. 17
  • U.S. stocks gained and oil surged as hopes were raised for an end to the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/01/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 186,101
  • Total deaths: 3,603
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 6 confirmed cases.  While three are travel-related and two are communal, we have yet to be informed about how the sixth case was transmitted. We apologize but due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we will not be able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE
  • Denton County Public Health has announced 25 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 231 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Denton County Public Health has released an interactive site with COVID-19 data which includes multiple charts, graphs, and maps, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas ‘Curve Rising’ with 100 new COVID-19 cases; two more deaths Wednesday. Dallas County has reported a total of 15 deaths and more than 730 cases of COVID-19
  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said Tuesday she expects the city council will extend the local disaster declaration, which has closed non-essential businesses and ordered residents to stay home, through the end of April

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Houston leases hotels to quarantine first responders and homeless
  • Rent is due. But thousands of Texans have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Evictions across the state are halted until at least April 20, thanks to a Texas Supreme Court moratorium
  • With schools closed statewide to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, hourly workers like custodians and bus drivers worry how long their paychecks will keep coming

US IMPACTS:

  • Stocks fell after the White House warned that the U.S. could face up to 240,000 deaths from coronavirus
  • Cases worldwide topped 877,000, while the death toll exceeded 43,000. Tuesday saw the biggest-ever jump in new cases—more than 75,000, primarily in the U.S., Germany, Spain, and France
  • Florida and Pennsylvania joined states ordering lockdowns as the number of cases in the U.S. passed 200,000
  • Factories across the U.S., Asia and Europe cut output and jobs at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis. In China, however, manufacturing expanded for the first time since the outbreak began

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/31/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 163,539
  • Total deaths: 2,860
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • NISD School Buildings Closed Until Monday, May 4, 2020, DETAILS HERE
  • We believe our Trophy Club parks, trails, and open spaces can be used safely for our community to enjoy at this time. We want people to follow state and local ordinances and guidelines while using these spaces to ensure the safety of our town.  Please remember to not only social distance yourself but also physical distance yourself too.  
  • We recommend:
  • Refrain from using parks/trails you are sick - If you are exhibiting any symptoms such as a fever, cough, runny nose, or sore throat, please stay home
  • Do not use equipment - Viruses can live on surfaces for several hours and puts people at high risk of exposure to many diseases, not just COVID-19. These areas are being roped/fenced off for the safety and health of our residents
  • Bring personal sanitary supplies to practice good hand hygiene - Handwashing is the best option, but not all parks have places to wash your hands. Bring hand sanitizer with you to use if handwashing is not available
  • Keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and other people - COVID-19 spreads through close contact, spacing can help reduce spread. If going with your family you may remain as a group, but keep 6 feet from other people/groups

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas mayor says coronavirus ‘will not break us’ as new measures go into effect, DETAILS HERE
  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson urged people to keep a safe distance from one another when using the city’s trails and parks. This weekend, two of the most popular green spaces in Dallas — the Katy Trail and White Rock Lake — experienced severe overcrowding
  • Quarterly Tarrant County property tax bills must still be paid on time during the coronavirus pandemic

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas schools will stay closed until at least May 4
  • Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order Tuesday implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The governor did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order, as some had called on him to do, and the public is free to continue accessing essential services or conducting essential daily activities as defined, DETAILS HERE
  • Texas reported 389 more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total number of known cases to 3,266. Nearly half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case. The state is also reporting three additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 41. Dallas County and Comal County each reported one additional death, and Ellis County reported its first death
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton scored a temporary victory in his legal battle to halt abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic after a federal appeals court sided with the state Tuesday
  • The U.S. Department of Education granted Texas’ request to waive student testing and school accountability requirements for the school year after a statewide closure of all public schools due to the new coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • Cases worldwide topped 800,000, while the death toll exceeded 39,000. China said more than 1,500 people who were infected but didn’t show symptoms were excluded from its national tally
  • U.S. stocks edged higher, with global markets on track for their worst quarter since 2008
  • Americans prepared for a prolonged lockdown and New York expanded its capacity to care for sick patients as total U.S. cases passed 164,000
  • Chinese manufacturing activity showed a strong rebound in March, reflecting the resumption of work in many industries
  • The U.S. military will stop reporting the number of COVID-19 cases on its bases and other command stations.  The directive from the Pentagon comes as the number of cases linked to the military passed 1,000, ABC and CNN reported. The Pentagon cited security concerns for the order

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/30/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 140,904
  • Total deaths: 2,405
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Tomorrow, March 31, 2020, there will be a Special Town Council meeting.  The meeting will be a digital meeting via Zoom at 6:30 PM. People can live stream the meeting on Facebook or it will be available on www.trophyclub.org the following day
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020,  DETAILS HERE
  • Staff has created another new page within the TC COVID-19 webpages (Get Social) dedicated to streaming various Twitter and/or Facebook pages for a simplified and consolidated social media snapshot,  DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 17 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 165 confirmed COVID-19 cases and the Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) resident total to 45
  • The threat of thunderstorms temporarily closes Dallas County drive-thru testing
  • Dallas officials warned Sunday they may have to close the city’s parks and trails to the public due to overcrowding and fears that people could spread the coronavirus

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • On March 29, the Governor of the State of Texas issued two executive orders expanding the travel restrictions concerning travel from Louisiana. 
    • The first order (GA-12) mandates a 14-day quarantine for road travelers traveling from any location in Louisiana. This mandated quarantine does not apply to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response or critical infrastructure functions 
    • The second executive order (GA-13) prohibits the release of individuals in custody for or with a history of offenses involving physical violence or threat of physical violence 
    • The Governor also issued a proclamation regarding his prior Executive Order mandating a self-quarantine for individuals arriving from New York Tri-State Area and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Executive Order now includes air travelers arriving from California, Louisiana, Washington, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit Michigan, and Miami, Florida
  • Governor Abbott on March 29, held a press conference at the State Capitol where he provided new information on the state’s health care capacity and issued additional Executive Orders. 
    • The Governor announced that hospital beds available for COVID-19 patients have doubled over the past week. 
    • He also detailed the joint effort between the state, the Texas Military Department (TMD), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to identify and equip additional locations to serve as health care facilities in the event that hospital capacity is exhausted. The first of these sites will be the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
  • Older inmates sue Texas prison system over coronavirus policies and practices
  • Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ ban on abortions during coronavirus pandemic

US IMPACTS:

  • Cases worldwide topped 766,000, while the death toll surpassed 35,000
  • Americans prepared for a prolonged lockdown and New York expanded its capacity to care for sick patients as total U.S. cases exceeded 150,000
  • China said nearly all industrial companies have resumed production
  • The White House is extending social-distancing guidelines through the end of April. Some states have tightened restrictions on out-of-state travelers
  • Bills come due this week for many businesses and laid-off workers. Decisions made in the next few days will shape how coronavirus affects the economy
  • U.S. stocks edged higher and U.S. oil prices hit 18-year lows after signals that measures to contain the virus will be extended
  • Are you or a loved one wondering if you should seek medical care for #COVID19 symptoms? @CDCgov & @Apple joined forces to create an app that will ask you questions about your symptoms. DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/29/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 122,654
  • Total deaths: 2,112
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • DFW Airport is taking steps with the FAA to ensure the health and safety of employees while also ensuring continuity of operations is maintained to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At DFW the FAA will be transitioning to a reduced staffing schedule and operating solely out of FAA’s East Tower to ensure essential air service is maintained.  As a result, the majority of air traffic will be directed to utilize the airport’s east runway complex. See Below

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • A subcontractor working on Globe Life Field has tested positive for coronavirus, and the Texas Rangers have notified their employees to make sure no one was in contact with the worker
  • Fort Worth police officers began on Saturday to wear protective masks and protective gloves as they responded to calls during a pandemic
  • Fort Worth area school districts have said they will be closed “until further notice,” and with their shutdowns has come to a shift to learning at home

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas expands travel restrictions, launches pop-up hospital as coronavirus spreads
  • State reports more than 2,500 cases and 34 deaths
  • Midland confronts coronavirus after oil prices plummet

US IMPACTS:

  • President Trump said he wouldn’t seek a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut, hours after raising the idea
  • Cases worldwide topped 678,000, while the death toll surpassed 30,000
  • China reopened domestic flights in Hubei province, where the world’s first cases were reported
  • The U.S. is prepping a fourth stimulus package, perhaps even larger than last week’s $2 trillion package

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/29/2020 - 10:30 AM

DFW Airport is taking steps with the FAA to ensure the health and safety of employees while also ensuring continuity of operations is maintained to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At DFW the FAA will be transitioning to a reduced staffing schedule and operating solely out of FAA’s East Tower to ensure essential air service is maintained.  As a result, the majority of air traffic will be directed to utilize the airport’s east runway complex.

By moving to a single tower, the West Tower will be reserved should an evacuation of the East Tower be required. This plan is intended to limit the number of air traffic controllers working in the same building while still maintaining DFW Airport operations as well as other operations in the Metroplex.

While most operations will be conducted on DFW’s east side runways, limited operations are still expected to occur on the west side during the day.

  • Given significant reductions in flights at DFW, east complex runways are not expected to see additional operations over normal levels. 
  • Departures will primarily use Runway 17R/35L, which is a normal procedure.
  • Arrivals will primarily use Runways 17C/35C and 17L/35R.
  • To minimize community impacts, FAA plans to consolidate operations to the main parallel runways at night, typically after 10 pm depending on flight activity.

FAA has advised this temporary change took effect at 10 pm tonight, Saturday, March 28, 2020.  The duration is not yet known but expected to continue for the next two months.

What to Expect:

DFW operations have been significantly reduced given significant reductions in discretionary travel.  American Airlines has also reduced its early morning and late-night flights as it works to consolidate flight operations.

For cities on DFW’s east side – Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grand Prairie:

  • The shift in aircraft operations is not expected to result in greater operations than normal due to the significant reduction in total daily operations.
  • Communities may experience some additional traffic, including normal to slightly increased numbers of arrivals to Runways 17C/35C and 17L/35R to accommodate irregular operations and unique flight schedules.

For cities on DFW’s west side – Grapevine, Euless, Flower Mound, Southlake, Trophy Club, Arlington, Westlake:

  • As most operations are shifting to the east complex, cities on the west side are expected to experience reduced flight operations but will still experience typical aircraft overflights to and from destinations west of the airport.

As a reminder, aircraft take off and land into the wind. Thus, the direction of operations is primarily based on winds.  Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land.

Citizens with inquiries or comments should contact DFW Airport by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (staffed 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

The current situation is requiring many changes to normal services and functions for all of us and DFW Airport appreciates your patience during this time

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/28/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 103,321
  • Total deaths: 1,668
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Councilman Monger has an important reminder for you regarding our elderly residents in Trophy Club.  Please take a moment and listen.  Remember that older adults are at increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
  • All NISD has been working with their three different counties and multiple cities regarding the safety orders that have been mandated, the decision has been made to extend the closure of all NISD school buildings through Friday, April 17, 2020, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • JPS Health Network hospitals on Friday ordered all staff to wear routine-use masks and reuse them every week
  • Fort Worth is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help meet the high demand for items such as gloves, masks, and gowns for health care workers
  • Denton County officials identified 31 more people infected with the coronavirus at the Denton State Supported Living Center

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • State reports more than 2,000 cases, 27 deaths, DETAILS HERE
  • Another small business reeling from COVID-19: the doctor’s office, DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • The global economic fallout widens as the number of cases worldwide tops 620,000
  • The U.S. has the most infections in the world, surpassing China. Italy also exceeds China with more than 86,000 cases
  • Global stocks dropped, finishing a three-day rally that ended the Dow’s shortest bear market in history
  • President Trump signed an economic stimulus package estimated at $2 trillion

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/28/2020 - 3:00 PM

Councilman Monger has an important reminder for you regarding our elderly residents in Trophy Club.  Please take a moment and listen.  Remember that older adults are at increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19. 

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/27/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 85,356
  • Total deaths: 1,246
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • A few reminders about things to do after you have been out and about during the COVID-19 crisis from Councilman Geraci. We are all trying to strop the spread, and these are great reminders from a different perspective, DETAILS HERE
  • Effective immediately, Republic Services will NOT be accepting BULK items or yard BRUSH items during trash pick up.  Please do not put these items on your curb on trash day.  Republic Services will let the town know when they will once again be accepting these items.  They apologize for the inconvenience, but it’s a necessary measure at this time.  You can, however, break brush items down and put it in bags for removal or keep the brush items on property for collection when this is over

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH)  announced the first COVID-19 related death in Denton County. The patient, a male resident of Lewisville in his 40s who was hospitalized in Denton County, was the county’s first case of community transmitted COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
  • Denton County releases a revised Disaster Declaration specifically mentioning golf.  "All golf courses in Denton County shall close as approved by Denton County Commissioners Court", DETAILS HERE
  • Dallas County creating temporary hospital, calls in National Guard for medical help as novel coronavirus cases top 300
  • Update from the Tarrant County Public Health Department:
    • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now totals more than 500,000
    • Globally, 523,163 cases are now reported, most in China. The virus has spread outside Mainland China, including 168 other countries/regions.
    • A total of 23,639 deaths have been reported, surpassing the 2003-2004 SARS outbreak totals
    • Tarrant County Public Health today reported 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County.  The total number of positive cases in Tarrant County now totals 100. Three COVID-19 cases have also recovered from the virus
    • Gov. Abbott issued an Executive Order today mandating a self-quarantine of 14 days for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of NY, NJ, or CT as well as the city of New Orleans, LA
    • There are 76,514 confirmed cases and 994 deaths in all 50 states. Texas has 1,396 cases and 18 deaths. There is community transmission in Texas. Commercial labs are now testing and state and local public health labs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests
    • Tarrant County Public Health encourages people to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others when you do go out and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people. Organizers of events of any size in which people will be in close contact should cancel or postpone such events
    • CDC guidance for quarantine and monitoring is posted on their website. Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should cancel or postpone nonessential travel
    • For non-urgent questions about COVID-19 call the COVID-19 information line at (817) 248-6299, 24 hours a day seven days a week. For more information go to coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott orders air travelers from New Orleans and around New York to self-quarantine
  • The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week
  • Texas gun stores are essential businesses, may stay open during the pandemic, attorney general says
  • Out of sight, child abuse in Texas thought to be on the rise

US IMPACTS:

  • Citing coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration stops enforcing environmental laws
  • The U.S. has the most infections in the world, surpassing China with more than 94,000 cases. Italy also surpassed China with more than 97,000 cases
  • Cases worldwide topped 586,000, including U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. More than 26,800 have died
  • Global stocks dropped, finishing a three-day rally that ended the Dow’s shortest bear market in history
  • The House passed an economic stimulus package estimated at $2 trillion
  • The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis.  In a memo to U.S. Attorneys, Attorney General Barr said, "The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated." Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, report it, DETAILS HERE

    The following are examples of the reports received at this time:
    • Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud
    • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received
    • Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/27/2020 - 8:00 AM

Just a few reminders about things to do after you have been out and about during the COVID-19 crisis from Councilman Geraci. We are all trying to strop the spread, and these are great reminders from a different perspective!  Stay safe TC!

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/26/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 68,440
  • Total deaths: 994
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • TC now has 5 confirmed cases.  Three are travel-related and two are communal. We apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we don’t have any answers to offer you about the identities of these individuals
  • Still need more information on what essential workforce business looks like? Check out the more comprehensive list provided by CISA, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • More Than 300 People Now Confirmed Infected With COVID-19 in Dallas County
  • The Tarrant County jails have released enough inmates in the past few days to drastically lower the jail population. The population is the lowest it has been in two years
  • The Arlington Independent School District extended the cancellation of its classes indefinitely
  • Three Southern Methodist University students tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving campus for spring break

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas Gov. Abbott over order to stop elective abortions during coronavirus, DETAILS HERE
  • Texas Roadhouse restaurant’s CEO is giving up his salary to pay workers, DETAILS HERE
  • The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week

US IMPACTS:

  • The Senate passed an economic stimulus package estimated at $2 trillion. The Fed chairman says the U.S. economy “may well be in a recession.”
  • A record 3.28 million workers applied for unemployment benefits last week
  • U.S. stocks rose, and corporate insiders are buying at a pace not seen in years
  • Cases worldwide topped 480,000, nearly doubling in a week. More than 22,000 people have died
  • In the U.S., which has more than 69,000 cases, hospital capacity has crossed the tipping point in coronavirus hot spots

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 10:00 PM

We have 5 cases 3 are travel-related and 2 are considered communal.  We apologize, but because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we can’t offer you information about the identities of these individuals.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 54,453
  • Total deaths: 737
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • TC now has 3 confirmed cases.  Two are travel-related and one is communal.We apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we don’t have any answers to offer you about the identities of these individuals
  • Town Council will meet via Zoom for a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 31 to ratify this decision and move the election from May to November.  To view future agendas, please visit: http://bit.ly/TCCouncilAgenda
  • On March 24, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a Mandatory Stay-At-Home Order for all of Denton County. Trophy Club Town Council has agreed to abide by orders from Denton County or the State of Texas during the current disease outbreak response related to COVID-19.  Here are a few more details for you courtesy of Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner, DETAILS HERE
  • The mandatory Stay-At-Home Order takes effect on Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59 PM and continues for seven days unless extended by Denton County.  All residents of Denton County are encouraged to stay home as much as possible.  Here is a breakdown that we hope helps to clarify, DETAILS HERE
    • If you have a question related to what businesses are listed as essential services, you can email Denton County at businesscovid19@dentoncounty.org
  • In compliance with the Denton County executive order, staff will begin at 2 pm today to close park playground equipment, tennis courts, as well as Freedom Dog Park. These measures were included in the new restrictions by the county to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience but know you understand the safety measures being put into place. Again, the parks are open with the exception of Freedom, it is the equipment that will be closed, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County Jail inmate tests positive. It’s the first positive case reported in a Texas county jail, according to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards
  • Southwest Airlines cutting flights by 40%.  Southwest Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, said Wednesday it will cut 1,500 daily flights starting Friday due to increased cancellations related to the coronavirus outbreak

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Austin mayor bemoans lack of testing
  • Mississippi, Texas, and Ohio move to limit abortion as part of coronavirus response
  • Strict Houston COVID-19 regulations could see the end of the pandemic by mid-May, UTHealth study suggests, DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. lawmakers reached a deal on an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package. U.S. stocks gained
  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 19,700, with more than 441,000 confirmed cases. Spain joined Italy in surpassing China’s daily death toll, and India implemented the world’s most extensive stay-at-home order
  • Cases in the U.S. neared 60,000, led by New York. U.S. officials urged anyone leaving the New York metro area to self-isolate for 14 days
  • President Trump said he hopes businesses can reopen by Easter, even as more state governors restricted residents’ movements and governments world-wide braced for prolonged disruption

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 11:45 AM

On March 24, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a Mandatory Stay-At-Home Order for all of Denton County. Trophy Club Town Council has agreed to abide by orders from Denton County or the State of Texas during the current disease outbreak response related to COVID-19.  Here are a few more details for you courtesy of Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner.

As of 3.25.2020 - 12:00 PM

Stay At Home Breakdown

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 8:00 AM

In compliance with the Denton County executive order, staff will begin at 2 pm today to close park playground equipment as well as Freedom Dog Park.  These measures were included in the new restrictions by the county to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We apologize for the inconvenience but know you understand the safety measures being put into place.  Again, the parks are open with the exception of Freedom, it is the equipment that will be closed.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/24/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 44,183
  • Total deaths: 544 
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the Town Council meeting scheduled for tonight, March 24, 2020.  Council is following the guidelines set out by the Governor and County Judges by social distancing and staying home as much as possible.  To view future agendas, please visit: http://bit.ly/TCCouncilAgenda
  • Acting on authorization from Austin, the Town Council has notified Denton and Tarrant County election administrators that Trophy Club intends to postpone the 2020 municipal election from May 2 to November 3.  Staff will follow up with a formal resolution submission next week, DETAILS HERE
  • The Town has received an update from Republic Services regarding trash and recycling services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The bottom line is at this time, they are not making any changes to regular service.  However, they are asking for a little help!  Read about it here: https://www.trophyclub.org/trash

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Collin, Denton, Tarrant counties issue ’stay at home’ order to stop the spread of COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
    • In Denton County, residents are told to stay home and only essential businesses are open, DETAILS HERE
    • In Tarrant County, people are told to stay home, all gatherings are prohibited and nonessential businesses are closed, DETAILS HERE
    • In Collin County,  the order tells all residents to stay home except for essential activities. The order clarifies that entertainment activities are not considered essential activities.
    • In Dallas County, the order prohibits gatherings and tells people to stay home unless they absolutely need to leave their house.

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • The City of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County jointly issued shelter-in-place orders Tuesday, DETAILS HERE
  • Gov. Abbott to provide coronavirus update as 44% of Texans prepare to shelter in place

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 17,000, with more than 392,000 confirmed cases.  The U.K. and South Africa announced lockdowns and France tightened its confinement rules. China planned to begin lifting a two-month quarantine on Hubei province, where the virus first emerged
  • Cases in the U.S. alone crossed 46,000, the third-largest number after China and Italy, as more state governors ordered residents to stay home
  • U.S. stocks jumped as Senate negotiators said they were closer to a deal on a $1.6 trillion-plus economic rescue package and a day after the Federal Reserve unveiled steps to keep credit markets functioning
  • The Tokyo Olympics will be delayed by about one year. U.S. airlines drafted plans for a potential shutdown of nearly all domestic passenger flights

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/24/2020 - 11:30 AM

Out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the Town Council meeting scheduled for tonight, March 24, 2020.  Council is following the guidelines set out by the Governor and County Judges by social distancing and staying home as much as possible.

We will continue to keep you posted on news and information as it comes in.  If you have any questions for our Mayor or Town Council, please feel free to email them at MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org.  

We will get through this together as a strong community.  Stay safe TC!  

To view future agendas, please visit: http://bit.ly/TCCouncilAgenda

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/24/2020 - 9:00 AM

Regarding TRASH and RECYCLING in TC:  Please note at this time we are not making any changes to your regular service. 

We do need some help from you to communicate with residents the following information:

  • All waste MUST be bagged or containerized to ensure the safety of our employees.
  • As people are isolating at home, the amount of debris going to the curb is increasing and increasingly delaying our routes. If this continues to increase we will have to make adjustments to what can be collected as solid waste is our primary concern for the health and safety of our communities. 
  • Recycling contamination increased by 20%  last week. While we are doing everything possible to keep up, our processing costs have significantly increased due to contamination.

In the event we need to make any changes to service we will notify you as soon as possible so that you can communicate with your residents.  Some of those options could be:

  • Suspending clean-ups
  • Suspending brush collection
  • Suspending bulk collection
  • Having to landfill recyclable material – based on contamination or CDC guidelines

Please know that we are all in this together and do not want to limit service, but these are uncharted times and we MUST keep our employees and communities safe.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/23/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 33,404
  • Total deaths: 400
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Both cases are considered travel-related and NOT communal spread.  Neither case has been hospitalized and both cases are in home isolation
  • Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  You will be able to live stream the meeting on Facebook and as always it will be available after on www.trophyclub.org.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday night, Dallas County is under a shelter-in-place order until at least April 3, DETAILS HERE
  • Testing sites in Dallas open to anyone with symptoms, city officials say, DETAILS HERE
  • A Dallas firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19, is "doing well" and is in quarantine for 14 days, according to a memo from Dallas Fire-Rescue obtained by WFAA Sunday. This is the first member of DFR to test positive, according to the memo

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a news conference Sunday he would be waiving all nursing restrictions in the state to allow retired nurses, certain nurses in their final year of nursing school, and nurses with inactive licenses to practice medicine in order to combat the nursing shortage during the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Hundreds of thousands of Texas hotel jobs at risk as coronavirus response requires closures
  • Texas state representative to donate his legislative salary to a local food bank amidst coronavirus, DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 16,000, with more than 360,000 confirmed cases
  • Cases in the U.S. alone crossed 41,000, growing 10-fold from a week earlier, as more state governors ordered residents to stay home
  • The Federal Reserve unveiled a major expansion of lending programs that are designed to keep credit markets functioning after they seized up last week
  • The Senate failed for a second day to advance a rescue package totaling at least $1.6 trillion when a midafternoon vote to take up the bill failed with 49 votes in favor and 46 against, to few to clear the 60-vote threshold
  • General Electric’s jet-engine business will lay off about 10% of its U.S. workforce, or about 2,500 employees, one of the first major layoffs by a big American manufacturer

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/22/2020 - 7:00 PM

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/22/2020 - 4:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE THE SAME FROM 03/13/2020 AS THE CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club confirms the first positive test result in town according to Denton County Health and Human Services Department, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  You will be able to live stream the meeting on Facebook and as always it will be available after on www.trophyclub.org.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County announces second death, 36 new coronavirus cases, DETAILS HERE
  • TEXAS IMPACTS:
  • Texas sees 53-percent increase in coronavirus cases
  • 2-1-1 calls on hold in Texas due to uptick related to coronavirus pandemic.  Texas Health and Human Services said they’re adding capacity to their call center to be able to respond to the uptick in calls about COVID-19 coming in from around the state, DETAILS HERE
  • Governor Abbott held a press briefing with some main takeaways being; 1- This is a critical period of time for us to collectively lessen the effects of COVID in our community by maintaining social distancing and proper hygiene. 2-Do this by urging the community to adhere to all suggested precautions and stay secluded to allow time for healthcare supplies and available personnel to increase to adequate levels to meet demands. 3- If leaving home is not essential, then please do not leave. DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 13,000, with more than 310,000 confirmed cases
  • Cases in the U.S. alone crossed 27,000, growing 10-fold from a week earlier as a growing number of state leaders ordered residents to stay home as much as possible
  • Italy further tightened its quarantine, shutting down almost all industrial production and offices
  • Banks and investors warn the worst of the selloff likely isn’t here yet since it’s too early to assess the possible scale of economic damage from the pandemic
  • Marriott International plans to furlough thousands of employees and companies respond to the pandemic
  • President Trump approved a disaster declaration for New York, which has the highest number of U.S. infections. States tightened restrictions on residents and businesses

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/22/2020 - 8:30 AM


COVID-19 UPDATE: CASE CONFIRMATION

This morning we share the unfortunate news that Trophy Club has received confirmation from Denton County Public Health about a confirmed case of COVID-19 here in town.

We know you probably have a lot of questions hearing that, so we apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we don’t have any answers right now to offer you about who this individual is or how they may have contracted the virus.

We all knew this announcement was coming, particularly as cases were confirmed in so many of our neighboring communities, but it’s hard nonetheless to confirm that COVID-19 has officially reached us.

Trophy Club is one of 20 cases that have been confirmed in Tarrant and Denton County and 19 pending County assignment cases since the close of business yesterday. Others had previously been confirmed in adjacent cities of Grapevine (1), Fort Worth (11), North Richland Hills (2), Keller (1), Denton (7), Carrollton (1) and Southlake (3).  As more people are being tested, the County Health Departments are expecting these numbers to rise.

As we continue through the weekend, our thoughts are with all of you and your families. Our primary concern is the health and safety of the community and members of the TC team. We will continue to work with local, state and federal partners, following advice and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Denton and Tarrant County Health Departments. As stated previously, these next few weeks are going to be tough on everyone.  Please extend an extra amount of kindness in the upcoming weeks to each other.

For questions ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, including symptoms, treatments or testing contact the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Call Center for questions:

For questions about TOWN SERVICES, please contact:

Lastly, please remember, if you are sick, have a fever, cough, or tightness in your chest STAY HOME.  All of our TC residents need to practice social distancing, staying a minimum of 6 ft. away from others and not congregating in groups over 10.  This is vitally important to slow the spread of this disease. We will get through this together. Be safe and stay healthy, Trophy Club.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/21/2020 - 3:00 PM

As we continue through the weekend, our thoughts are with all of you and your families. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our community and members of our team. We will get through this together. Be safe and stay healthy, Trophy Club.

Please remember, for questions about TOWN SERVICES, please contact:

If you have questions ABOUT CORONAVIRUS including symptoms, treatments or testing I encourage you to use the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Call Center for questions.

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE THE SAME FROM 03/13/2020 AS THE CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders has declared a local disaster. Get the details and read the declaration here, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Council will plan to meet on Tuesday, March 24th for their scheduled Town Council meeting, however, at this time, we encourage our residents to watch from home rather than attend.  If you chose to attend, we ask that you keep a 6ft distance from others and adhere to the CDC recommendations for gatherings.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand
  • For a list of Tarrant County’s latest restrictions based on location/business, CLICK HERE and see attached/below

    Declaration of Local Disaster 2nd Amendment-3 Opens in new window

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • As of March 21, in North Texas there are currently 189 confirmed cases of COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
  • First death from coronavirus in Dallas County along with 19 new COVID-19 cases; Tarrant Co. with 10 new cases
  • Four cases reported at Denton living center
  • Dallas Police consider drastic measures to contend with coronavirus, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Law enforcement around Austin making fewer arrests to curb coronavirus threat
  • Texas distillery now making hand sanitizer after federal government gives approval, DETAILS HERE
  • Impact of coronavirus on the hotel and lodging industry in Texas
  • Texas delays May primary runoff elections
  • Texas Gov. Abbott says ’tens of thousands of people’ will likely test positive for COVID-19 in next two weeks
  • If you have questions about coronavirus, symptoms, treatments or testing I encourage you to use the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Call Center for questions
    • Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov
    • DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: Dial 211, Option 6
    • Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 Days a Week

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide topped 12,000, with more than 285,000 confirmed cases
  • China reported no new local infections for the third straight day
  • President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for New York, which has the highest number of infections in the country - nearly 10,360.
  • Illinois, California, New York, and Nevada tightened restrictions on residents and businesses
  • U.S. stocks fell, experiencing their worst week since 2008, despite further moves by the Federal Reserve to ease market strains

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/20/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide doubled in a week to more than 10,000
  • There are were more than 247,000 cases, two-thirds outside China.
  • New York ordered nonessential workers to stay home and California told its 40 million residents to stay at home.
  • U.S. stocks wavered despite further moves by the Federal Reserve to ease market strains.
  • To slow COVID-19, Trump administration closes the southern border to nonessential travel
  • Track store closures and the spread of the coronavirus, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • More than 200 have tested positive, and more than 5,000 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Advocacy groups call for the release of migrants in detention

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County Adds 19 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Climbs to 74
  • Dallas County reports coronavirus clusters due to recreational gatherings and office work

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders has declared a local disaster. Get the details and read the declaration, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Hall and all town facilities will be closed for all public access starting today, March 20th at 3 pm
  • Town employees are equipped for remote work capabilities and are/will be provided leave to care for family members, as outlined in the Presidential Order. 
  • Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services will remain in operation at all times. We ensure that our first responders stand ready for any emergency, and are committed to maintaining public safety and the welfare of our residents. 
  • Town gathering places (such as restaurants, churches, etc) are to follow guidelines issued by the CDC and Gov. Abbott’s executive order.
  • Town Council will plan to meet on Tuesday, March 24th for their scheduled Town Council meeting, however, at this time, we encourage our residents to watch from home rather than attend.  If you chose to attend, we ask that you keep a 6ft distance from others and adhere to the CDC recommendations for gatherings.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorandCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand.
  • Trophy Club Park motocross and north end of the park is flooded, the park will be closed until further notice, only foot traffic will be allowed in the park at this time
  • To view the Denton County Disaster Declaration, please click here: https://bit.ly/DentonCtyDisasterDec
  • To view the State of Texas Executive Order from Gov Abbott, please click here: https://bit.ly/GovAbbottExecOrder

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/19/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 10,442
  • Total deaths: 150
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. stocks wavered after the Fed acted to shore up dollar supplies and backstop money-market funds. The ECB announced a new bond-buying program and the Bank of England cut rates
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 227,000, with the death toll in Italy near to topping that in China. Travel was restricted in London
  • U.S. cases surpassed 10,000, as the nation implemented more drastic social-distancing measures and states scrambled for more ventilators and hospital beds
  • Track store closures, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a sweeping statewide order -- part of a public disaster declaration, the first of its kind since 1901 --  limiting the gathering of 10 people or more and forcing bars and restaurants to close inside dining starting Friday at midnight.  The order is effective through April 3 at the earliest. Drive-thru, takeout and delivery orders are exempted from the order
  • San Antonio-area cases jump to 25; Travis County cases rise to 23
  • Officials are urging Texans to use telemedicine, but not all insurance plans cover it
  • As virus spreads and officials urge working from home, some government employees are still coming in

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • A Dallas County man became the fourth Texan to die from the novel coronavirus, local health officials reported
  • Nine new COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed in Dallas County, three in critical care

TC IMPACTS:

  • Town Hall is still operating under NORMAL HOURS and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required
  • The Hazardous Waste Materials Community Clean Up event scheduled for May 09 has been postponed
  • All park restrooms will be closed until further notice
  • Portable restrooms located in TC parks such as Freedom Dog Park and Trophy Club Park will be removed
  • All park drinking fountains will be closed until further notice
  • No more than 10 people are to be on the TC tennis courts at one time in accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order, DETAILS HERE
  • TC parks will be disinfected and wiped down twice a week
  • Signs will be placed on park message boards, park benches and park picnic tables encouraging people to take safety precautions per Tarrant and Denton County health guidelines
  • At this time, Republic Services is NOT anticipating any changes in service or schedules
  • NISD has extended the school closure until April 06, 2020
  • Support our local Trophy Club businesses, LIST OF TC DINING OPTIONS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/18/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 7,038
  • Total deaths: 97
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**

US IMPACTS:

  • Stocks, bonds and oil fell in a simultaneous selloff that suggests investors are seeking to raise cash quickly to cope with the economic disruption
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus infections crossed 200,000. Deaths globally rose to more than 8,000; the death toll in Europe topped that in China
  • The U.S. proposed $500 billion in direct payments to Americans and closed its borders with Canada to nonessential traffic
  • Boeing said it was seeking at least $60 billion to aid the U.S. aerospace industry

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Austin doctor tests positive for COVID-19
  • May 2 local elections could be postponed until November
  • U.S. Sen. John Cornyn open to giving cash payments to Americans
  • Houston gets first drive-through testing site
  • For questions about the coronavirus with regards to the State of Texas, you can now email directly at soc@tdem.texas.gov

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Collin County confirms 9th case of coronavirus Wednesday
  • 11 more positive cases of coronavirus reported in Dallas County
  • Arlington resident dies from coronavirus, first in North Texas
  • Fort Worth firefighters gear up, takes steps in response to coronavirus
  • For questions about the coronavirus, you can now contact the Denton County Public Health department directly (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) via their hotline number, 940.349.2585

TC IMPACTS:

  • Town Hall is still operating under NORMAL HOURS and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required
  • The Trophy Club Women’s Club April 25 Garage Sale is canceled
  • NASCAR event scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway if officially canceled
  • Support our local Trophy Club businesses, FULL LIST OF TC DINING OPTIONS HERE
  • NISD to host a Facebook Live event on March 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM to discuss challenges and decisions for the district, DETAILS HERE

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/17/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 4,226
  • Total deaths: 75
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**  

US IMPACTS:

  • Millions are under lockdown in Europe
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary is pitching for a roughly $850 billion economic stimulus package, as the Trump administration works to craft more legislation to cushion the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic
  • 37 states in the US have closed their public schools
  • The White House has advised people not to gather in groups of more than 10
  • Global stock markets were jittery following a punishing selloff that saw the major U.S. stock indexes plunge at the start of the week amid fears of a coronavirus-induced recession

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott activated the National Guard to be ready to assist in the response to the novel coronavirus
  • Austin closes bars, restaurants
  • Community spread found in Webb, Tarrant counties
  • Texas could be lagging behind other large states in the number of people tested
  • Texas’ first coronavirus-related death is a Matagorda County man in his 90s who died Sunday after showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. His test results came back positive Monday
  • For questions about the coronavirus with regards to the State of Texas, you can now email directly at soc@tdem.texas.gov

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County identifies more cases related to community spread (9 new cases reported in Dallas County)
  • Dallas County officials announced Monday some of the strictest local restrictions to stop community spread of the disease, DETAILS HERE
  • The first case of community spread reported in Tarrant County
  • For questions about the coronavirus, you can now contact the Denton County Public Health department directly (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) via their hotline number, 940.349.2585

TC IMPACTS:

  • Town Hall is still operating under NORMAL HOURS and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required
  • All third party meetings scheduled at Town Hall and the TC Fire Station are canceled through the month of April (this does not include Town Council meetings).  Staff will re-evaluate facility rentals at the end of April for both facilities
  • TC Kickball spring season has been canceled
  • TC Bocce ball spring season has been canceled
  • Park pavilion rentals are closed through the month of April (including those at Harmony and Trophy Club Park)
  • Parks & Rec staff will be taking extra measures this week to ensure park restrooms and playgrounds are cleaned well with disinfectants
  • Trophy Club Roanoke Youth Baseball Association has canceled all practices until further notice.  This Friday, March 20, they will be making the decision between moving the start their season on March 28 to April 18 or canceling the season entirely
  • The TCEVA Police / Fire Charity baseball game scheduled for April 25 has been canceled
  • The Trophy Club Women’s Club April 25 Garage Sale may be canceled, the official decision will be made on Wednesday, March 18
  • The Metroport Chamber of Commerce events and activities are canceled until further notice, including the April monthly membership luncheon (April 07 is now tentatively scheduled for May 05), DETAILS HERE

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/16/2020 - 2:00 PM 

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE: 

  • Total cases: 3,487 
  • Total deaths: 68 
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases. 

US IMPACTS: 

  • White House recommends people avoid gatherings of more than 10 people 
  • There are now more than 4,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US 
  • The Supreme Court is postponing oral arguments, major retailers are shutting their doors, and several U.S. cities have ordered bars and restaurants to close in last-ditch efforts to stem the spread of the virus 
  • “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be Italy,” the U.S. surgeon general warned Monday. Widespread social distancing could help change that trajectory, he said 
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. 
  • About 3,500 coronavirus cases have been reported in the United States, though experts believe the true number is much higher 
  • More people have now died of the coronavirus outside of China than inside, a worrying sign of how quickly the virus has spread beyond the country where it emerged 
  • The European Union is proposing that nonessential travel to most of the continent be restricted for 30 days. “The less travel, the more we can contain the virus,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said 
  • U.S. markets fell sharply, despite the Federal Reserve’s emergency interest rate cut to zero 
  • MLB pushes back Opening Day indefinitely Canada will deny entry to anyone who isn’t a citizen or permanent resident

TEXAS IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas gets drive-through testing 
  • State waives STAAR test requirements for school districts 
  • For questions about the coronavirus with regards to the State of Texas, you can now email them directly at soc@tdem.texas.gov

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • North Texas health officials looking to increase coronavirus testing this week 
  • All Jury Trials Canceled Until May 8 
  • For questions about the coronavirus, you can now contact the Denton County Public Health department directly (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) via their hotline number, 940.349.2585

TC IMPACTS: 

  • Park Board meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16 is CANCELED 
  • EDC meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16 is CANCELED 
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required 
  • NISD Students can receive free meals during the extended break

MORE INFORMATION: 

  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html 
  • https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/?terms=covid%2019 
  • https://dentoncounty.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Denton-County-Public-Health/Epidemiology-Notifiable-Conditions/Novel-Coronavirus 
  • https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/coronaviruas.html

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/15/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,629
  • Total deaths: 41
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases.

US IMPACTS:

  • Airports have been thrown into chaos as travelers from European countries included in President Trump’s travel ban are being forced to wait for hours in congested lines for health screenings
  • Puerto Rico enacts curfew over coronavirus concerns
  • The White House’s Office of Management and Budget is urging federal agencies to limit employees’ travel, saying “only mission-critical travel is recommended at this time"
  • New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged Trump to activate the Army Corps of Engineers to prepare emergency medical facilities, while New York City officials called for a complete shutdown of the city
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday that schools in his state may remain closed for the rest of the academic year
  • There will be no public audiences at Holy Week services led by Pope Francis in Vatican City next month
  • See every reported US case on a full map

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas count climbs to 68
  • Community spread detected in Matagorda County

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • DFW airport one of 13 accepting flights from Europe
  • 3 additional ’presumptive positive’ cases bring total to 14 in Dallas County
  • American Airlines reduces international flights by 75%
  • Collin County confirms 7 positive cases of COVID-19
  • Multiple stores in NorthPark temporarily close

TC IMPACTS:

  • Northwest ISD extends spring break
  • NISD Crew is working to execute a plan to educate their kids for the next two weeks.  They are also working on a food plan for all NISD students for breakfast and lunch with curb service at selected campuses.  Information will be forthcoming this week
  • NASCAR races at TMS ‘still scheduled’ despite Fort Worth’s state of emergency
  • ALL Town community events are canceled through April. (This includes Back to Nature, Spring Family Campout and EGGstravaganza)  
  • There are NO Trophy Club meeting cancelations at this time
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/14/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,629
  • Total deaths: 41
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases.

US IMPACTS:

  • President Trump says he’s been tested and extends travel ban to Britain and Ireland as outbreak hits 49 states
  • The coronavirus spreads to 49 states, and the House passes a sweeping relief package
  • Apple will close all of its stores outside of China for two weeks
  • Congress passes free coronavirus testing bill
  • At domestic airports, lax screening raises concern
  • The Pentagon is closing to visitors
  • Pentagon halts domestic travel for military due to coronavirus
  • 2020 Masters postponed
  • Boston Marathon moved

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Lawmakers calling for STAAR test to be canceled
  • Large churches are making changes, moving online because of coronavirus outbreak

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • UT-Arlington student has COVID-19
  • Mark Cuban putting a plan in place to pay hourly workers amid NBA work stoppage
  • Multiple North Texas school districts are extending their Spring Breaks
  • DFW Concerts, festivals, and events are being canceled

TC IMPACTS:

  • Northwest ISD extends spring break
  • NASCAR races at TMS ‘still scheduled’ despite Fort Worth’s state of emergency
  • ALL Town community events are canceled through April. (This includes Back to Nature, Spring Family Campout and EGGstravaganza)  
  • There are NO Trophy Club meeting cancelations at this time
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/13/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US at a Glance:

  • Total cases: 1,629
  • Total deaths: 41
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases

US Impact News:

  • Stock market loses steam as President Trump is reportedly preparing an emergency declaration UPDATE as of 3:30 PM: Stocks post monster gains; Dow surges 9% adding nearly 2000 points as Trump declares coronavirus emergency
  • NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA Basketball Tournaments cancel or suspend seasons/events until further notice
  • PGA and NASCAR events have canceled at this time
  • President Trump declares a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic in Friday afternoon press conference

Texas Impacts:

  • Bell County identifies positive coronavirus case
  • San Antonio announces its first travel-related coronavirus case
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz extends self-quarantine
  • Two people in Austin test positive for coronavirus, the first reported cases in Central Texas
  • Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster for Texas

DFW Impacts: 

  • Here’s a list of events that have been canceled or postponed in DFW due to coronavirus.
  • Dallas County officials: Community spread has occurred in North Texas
  • Multiple North Texas school districts are extending their Spring Breaks. McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill, Celina, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lovejoy, Melissa, Princeton, Prosper, Rockwall and Wylie ISDs have all announced schools will remain closed next week, March 16 – 20. 
  • DFW Concerts, festivals, and events are being canceled

TC Impacts:

  • NISD: After discussions with state and county health officials, local state leaders, and other education leaders, Northwest ISD has made the decision to follow the recommendation of the Tarrant County Health Department and close all district schools March 16-27.  All extracurricular activities and school events will also be canceled during the same period. NISD will reevaluate the situation at the end of this extended break before making any other long-term decisions. (HEB, CISD, GISD, and KISD as well)
  • Denton County has issued a public health emergency disaster declaration after it’s first case of community-spread COVID-19 coronavirus
  • Tarrant County declares a local disaster due to a public health emergency from concerns over COVID019 coronavirus
  • At this time,  ALL TOWN COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE CANCELED THROUGH APRIL.  (This includes Back to Nature, Spring Family Campout and EGGstravaganza.)  THERE ARE NO MEETING CANCELATIONS AT THIS TIME.  
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required.  

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March 12, 2020 Update: 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US at a Glance:

  • Total cases: 1,215
  • Total deaths: 36
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 43 (42 states and District of Columbia)

US Impact News:

  • Dow Jones down 2,100 points
  • President Trump announced travel band from most of Europe over the next 30 days
  • NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA Basketball Tournaments cancel or suspend seasons/events until further notice
  • PGA and NASCAR events will continue with no crowds for the time being (at least the next two events)
  • Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive

DFW Impacts

  • DFW Concerts, festivals, and events are being canceled

TC Impacts:

  • NASCAR Race scheduled for 3/27-29/2020 will potentially be canceled or not allow attendees
  • NISD to asses the school district situation over the weekend and will have an update on possible school schedule changes then
  • At this time, there are NO Town event/meeting cancelations.  Town Hall will be operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine the next steps on Town hosted/sponsored activities, should change be required.  

Self Care: Please continue to take steps to prevent community-wide transmission. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash hands often throughout the day, especially before and after you go to the bathroom, before you eat and before you touch your face.
  • When washing your hands do so for 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • If you have a fever AND cough or shortness of breath, see a medical professional

Again, thank you all for continuing to provide excellent services to our community during this evolving COVID-19 situation.  The Town of Trophy Club is dedicated to operating effectively and ensuring that all essential services are continuously provided while ensuring safety for our residents and employees.

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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