June 19, 2020
Mesquite mosquito sample tests positive for WNV
The Dallas County Health and Human Services' (DCHHS) laboratory has confirmed that mosquito samples collected from mosquito traps in the 75149 zip code of Mesquite and the 75180 zip code of Balch Springs have tested positive for West Nile virus. Mosquito abatement teams responded by treating the impacted areas.
If you plan to be outside, please remember the four D's:
- DEET; Whenever outside, use insect repellents that have the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-registered repellents and always follow product instructions.
- Dress; Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
- Drain; Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace.
- Day, Dusk, and Dawn; Limit your time outside, as mosquitoes are active anytime - day or night.
If you have standing water on your property, mosquito dunks are available at Town Hall for pick-up. #FightTheBite
COVID-19 cases continue to rise
As of 11 a.m. June 18, DCHHS is reporting 392 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 15,648, including 307 deaths. The five additional deaths being reported today include:
- A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She had been hospitalized, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
- A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
- A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
- A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
- A man in his 90’s man who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. He expired in the facility, and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the Town of Sunnyvale currently sits at 18. Town facilities remain open to serve you. Town administrators are requesting that a mask be worn in all Town facilities. Employees working within Town facilities are required to wear masks in and around the facilities and when serving the community. Please continue to be vigilant when you are patronizing businesses. It is important to maintain a six- foot distance at all times, practice good hand hygiene and avoid unnecessary crowds.
For the latest information on COVID-19 in Dallas County, visit the Dallas County Health and Human Services website.
Jackson is a large male, Shepherd/Catahoula Leopard blend, and is approximately four years old. Jackson is one of a kind - he has a tail that curls upwards! He is very friendly towards staff, however, he is selective to other dogs. He plays well with some dogs, but is reactive to aggressive dogs. It is unknown if Jackson plays well with children or cats. Jackson loves to play and is very active. Jackson is neutered and his vaccinations are current until September 2020.
Jackson has been at the Sunnyvale Animal Shelter since February. Records show that he was adopted from the Mesquite Animal Shelter last September, however, Animal Control has been unable to locate his owner. Please help Jackson find his "fur"-ever home.
If you are interested in adopting Jackson, please contact an Animal Control Officer - (214) 862-4525.
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