Covid-19 Updates

Texas HHSC updates case data throughout the week.

For information about COVID-19 Case Data at the State Supported Living Centers download this Excel spreadsheet.

3 Things You should know about the Coronavirus vaccine

Note: This video includes footage of people being vaccinated with needles. The United States began rolling out its first round of coronavirus vaccinations this month, after Pfizer and Moderna received approval for their vaccines. So far, research suggests the vaccines are extremely effective at preventing COVID-19 – both have efficacy rates around 95 percent. This is a major step toward controlling the pandemic, as health experts estimate that we need to vaccinate at least 60 to 70 percent of the population to reach herd immunity and help the nation’s economy recover. The vaccines went through an expedited approval process, but health experts are confident in their preliminary data and expect full approval in the next few months.


As more information becomes available, this section will be updated.

Letter from HHSC

To guardians and family members regarding vaccine for SSLCs

Phizer Vaccine Info Sheet

Since this is an emergency authorization. there is no VIS (Vaccine Information Sheet) but a VIS will become available when licensed.

Moderna Vaccine Info Sheet

Again an information sheet from the manufacturer. A VIS will be become available when licensed.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language

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From the CDC

What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Overview of Essential Caregiver Guidelines

Infection Control Basics & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Essential Caregivers

This document provides a training resource for providers. It can be used to meet the training requirements for essential caregivers under the Expansion of Reopening Visitation Emergency Rule.

Detailed Guidelines

Effective September 24, 2020, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) expanded opportunities for families and loved ones to visit residents in Texas long-term care facilities, while ensuring that all health and safety precautions are followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in these facilities. Visitation opportunities vary depending on facility type and COVID status as follows:


Texas HHSC Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) Frequently Asked Questions

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is committed to sharing
pertinent COVID-19 information with all ICF’s via this regularly updated Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs) document.

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