The Health Department provides services and programs to minimize the risk of illness and injury to the general population, enhances access to health care and protects the environmental integrity of the city.
City of Garland Public Health Notice - Oct. 17, 2014
Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Dallas County since September 28. At least five contacts in Garland are being monitored by Dallas County Health and Human Services. These contacts were on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 with the second nurse that tested positive for the virus. One of the contacts in Garland is not under an official quarantine, but has been asked by Dallas County Health to stay home for 21 days and is being monitored twice a day by phone and being told not to travel. The four additional Garland contacts are considered extremely low risk. They are self-monitoring twice a day by phone and have no other restrictions.
Representatives from Dallas County, the City of Garland, Garland ISD and other involved agencies are working together to monitor the situation, educate, and protect the safety of our healthcare workers, first responders, students and residents. The City of Garland has activated its Emergency Operations Center in order to closely monitor these developments. The Garland Health Department will provide updates as they become available. Visit www.Garlandtx.gov for updates and additional information link. Garland ISD is providing school-related details at www.garlandisd.net.
It is important to note that Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of a person who is exhibiting symptoms of the disease. The best protection from the Ebola virus is to practice careful hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids.
To learn more about Ebola please visit the following links:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/
Dallas County Health & Human Services: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/ebola.html
Fact Sheets in Various Languages: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/ebola_languages.html
Information from the Garland Independent School District
CDC Ebola Fact Sheet
Texas State Department of Health - http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/
World Health Organization - http://www.who.int/en/
City of Dallas - http://www.dallascityhall.com/updates/index.html
City of Plano - http://www.plano.gov/2474/Ebola-Information
Denton County - http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/ebola.html
Tarrant County - http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/ebola.html
2013 Food Excellence Award Winners Announced
The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top five percent of their class on unannounced food service inspections during the previous year. In addition to receiving an award certificate to display for one year, each establishment will have its annual permit fee (from $200 to $400) waived for 2014. View the entire list of restaurant inspection scores.
For Immunizations and Travel Vaccines please see Public Health Clinic.