Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This web page is dedicated to information and updates regarding the Mesquite, TX community.
Water disconnections resume
The City of Mesquite has resumed water disconnections for delinquent accounts. Longer term payment plans are available to help residents who are struggling to pay their City water bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City can offer a payment plan that fits their unique situation. Call the Utility Billing Office at 972-216-6208 (press 0) to discuss your options.
Sharing Life Community Outreach offers financial assistance with rent, mortgage or utility bills. Please email Beth Byrum at email@example.com or call 972-445-7403 for details.
CBDG COVID-19 Funded Activites
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. Following the CARES Act, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Mesquite that it would receive $1,583,307 in Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.
In addition to the valuable programs featured, CDBG-CV is also a proud funder of the City of Mesquite’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with emergency home repairs that threaten health and safety.
April 21, 2021: No appointment needed at Parkland’s Dallas College-Eastfield Campus vaccine site
DALLAS – Beginning Thursday, April 22, individuals over the age of 16 can receive a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday at Parkland Health & Hospital System’s drive-through location at Dallas College-Eastfield Campus, 3737 Motley Dr., Mesquite, 75150. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Dallas College-Eastfield Campus is open to those with an appointment from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday. The location is closed on Sundays.
Individuals can also go to Parkland’s Ellis Davis Field House vaccine site to receive their COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday.
To sign up to receive a vaccine at one of Parkland’s COVID-19 vaccination sites, please visit https://www.parklandhospital.com/covid-19-vaccines..
April 14, 2021: Dallas County Health and Human Services Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduler
Source: Dallas County
DALLAS – Dallas County residents can now schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park Community Vaccination Center through the Dallas County website. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has transitioned from the registration waitlist to a vaccination scheduler now that vaccine supply has increased and the waitlist has been depleted. Additionally, residents who are 55 and older may receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Fair Park without an appointment or pre-registering on the website by going to Gate 10 or Gate 2 with a photo ID during operating hours.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “There is plenty of vaccine. What’s stopping you from getting yours this week?”
Dallas County residents can to go https://dallas-county.quickscreen.health/dallas-co#/screening to register and make an appointment for their vaccine. Individuals may also call 1-888-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639) for an appointment. If individuals have previously registered on the DCHHS waitlist but have not yet been contacted, it is possible information was incorrectly captured and they should re-register for a same-day or next-day appointment. Dallas County is currently administering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at Fair Park but on separate days. For the vaccine calendar and daily operating hours, please visit https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php.
“We recognize that there are people who are not able to pre-register for a vaccine appointment and are in need of other ways to get access to the vaccine. This system is intended to make the pathway to getting vaccinated easier for Dallas County residents. We urge everyone in Dallas County to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” added Dr. Philip Huang, Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services.
April 12, 2021: Kaufman County Spring 2021 Job Fair
Mesquite, TX – April 12, 2021 – Looking for a job? Kaufman County is hosting their Spring Job Fair on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kaufman County Civic Center, 607 E. Fair Street, Kaufman, TX, 75142. The job fair will consist of job opportunities for the Sheriff’s Office, Road & Bridge and other county offices.
The job fair will be in person. Temperatures will be checked at the door and masks will be required to enter.
For more information about the event contact Kaufman County Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 469-376-4543.
Dallas County Information
All Dallas County COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/
State of Texas Information
All State of Texas COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: https://gov.texas.gov/coronavirus
Kaufman County Information
All Kaufman County COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: https://www.kaufmancounty.net/county-government/covid-19-information/
Mesquite Independent School District
All Mesquite ISD COVID-19 updates and information can be found here: www.mesquiteisd.org/school-basics/return-to-school-2020-21