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
Communicating the Benefits of Influenza Vaccine during COVID-19
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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Pastoral Letter Regarding Changes to Current COVID-19 Protocols for the Celebration of Mass
"Our current environment is one with two important factors: 1) the ready availability of vaccines which in most cases limit symptoms, and 2) treatment protocols and medicines now exist that minimize likelihood of hospitalization. Thus, beginning this weekend, the wearing of face masks during Mass and at the distribution of Communion is now optional and left to the discretion of the ordinary or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion."
Complete pastoral letter (3-4-2022)
Previous Pastoral Letters
Pastoral letter (3-4-2022)
Pastoral letter (4-29-2020)
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions.
Things to Consider First:
COVID-19 Testing In Tarrant County
About COVID-19 Testing
TCPH provides COVID-19 testing for those three and and over using a full PCR/NAAT test. This is not a rapid test, though the results are available the same evening or next afternoon in most cases. Exceptions happen; for example, Friday sample results are typically available Monday afternoon.
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- What to Do If You Are Sick
- Quarantine and Isolation
- If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone
- Self-Testing At Home or Anywhere
- 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
- FDA authorizes a second booster dose for Pfizer and Moderna for older and Immunocompromised individuals
- COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
- CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations to 16-and-17-year-olds
- CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children
Covid-10 Mental Health Support Line
Catholic Charities Fort Worth