Be a Part of the Solution: Get Vaccinated
Tarrant County officials have asked the Diocese of Fort Worth to distribute an informational flyer in three languages and videos on getting the COVID vaccination to ensure every resident knows the importance of receiving the vaccination. The information in this flyer is for residents of Tarrant County and the surrounding counties whose residents can be vaccinated at Tarrant County vaccination centers.
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
Faithful outside the Greater Tarrant County area are urged to contact your county public health department to obtain similar information. The Texas Department of Health has communications tools that also are available to you.
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Bishop Olson’s Pastoral Letter Regarding Continued Safety Protocols and Renewed Vigilance
"Our protocols for safety and good health have proven to be successful in preventing the spread of COVID-19 within our community. This was true even before the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. This summer, we experienced that our revised guidelines were successful in mitigating the spread of the virus during summer activities and camps. We anticipate that our guidelines will likewise effectively mitigate the spread of the virus and help protect the vulnerable from illness, especially now that we have a safe, effective vaccine available to us should we decide to receive it."
Previous Pastoral Letters
Pastoral letter (5-20-2021)
Pastoral letter (4-17-2020)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
- Tarrant County: COVID-19 Testing Process Clarified
USCCB Responds to Coronavirus
Covid-10 Mental Health Support Line
Catholic Charities Fort Worth
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Dedicated medical professionals here in the U.S. and around the globe are working diligently to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, it is important that we all remain calm, reject panic, and exhibit charitable behaviors consistent with Church teachings and praiseworthy of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Things to Consider First:
Self-Screening for COVID-19
Complete a self-screening at covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com. If you meet the screening criteria, an appointment will be scheduled. Testing is free. If you have insurance we will bill your insurance. Appointments are available Monday through Friday and are currently offered in Fort Worth and Arlington.
Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).English | Español
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).English | Español