Visit Ready.gov to work with your family on a preparedness plan. You can also visit Brazos County's Emergency Preparedness Resources page for useful information.

Work with your whole family to make sure you're always ready for any emergency!


COVID Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Health and Human Services | Department of State Health Services

2-1-1 Texas - When calling 2-1-1 pick option 6 for answers to medical questions

 

State and Local COVID Numbers

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Essential Workers

Healthcare Providers

Basic Prevention

  • Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have underlying health conditions such as, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or cancer. Those individuals in this group have a higher risk of developing this severe disease. The safest thing for them, during an outbreak, will be to stay home as much as possible to minimize close contact with others
  • Those who are are sheltering at home should discuss with the doctor about getting additional prescription medications, have enough household items and groceries on hand

  • Limit gatherings to 10 individuals or less

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • Wear a well-fitting mask that covers the mouth and nose completely

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick


Heat Awareness and Staying Cool

Summer is here and many Brazos County residents will be spending more time outdoors. Whether you are enjoying a cook out with friends, working in your garden, or swimming at Lake Bryan, always be aware of dangers associated with the Texas Heat. Here are some tips to help you stay cool and identify heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and other adversities caused by the Texas summer.

Staying Cool

Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stoke

Heat can be dangerous when you least expect it. Watch for signs of heat illness when you are working or playing outside.

Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke

 

Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Cramps

Signs: Throbbing headache; no sweating; red, hot, dry, skin; nausea or vomiting; rapid strong pulse, dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness; body temp 103˚or higher Signs: Faint or dizzy; excessive sweating; cool, pale, clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; rapid, weak pulse, muscle cramps; heavy sweating, tiredness or weakness; headache; fainting Signs: Heavy sweating during intense exercise; muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs
Actions: Call 9-1-1.Take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. Actions: Move the person to a cooler location to sip water if fully conscious, loosen clothing, take a cool bath/shower or use cold compresses. If symptoms last longer than one hour or worsen, call 9-1-1. Actions: Stop physical activity; drink water; wait for cramps to go away before you do any more physical activity; move to a cooler location. If cramps last longer than one hour, the person is on a low-sodium diet and/or the person has heart problems, call 9-1-1.

Infants, children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk for heat-related illness. Refer to more heat safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information to come. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.

Water Safety Tips

When cooling off in pools and other bodies of water, be water-wise. Drowning is fast and silent. No one is drown-proof, but drowning is preventable. Prevent drowning-related incidents and learn water safety tips.