Public Health

 

Dallas College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning and work environment. This page is provided as a resource to help students and employees make informed decisions about their health.

 

COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms.

Additional Informationfor COVID-19

Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal.

Additional Informationfor Monkeypox

Influenza

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications.

Flu Vaccine Clinics Coming Later This Fall.

 

For guidance on health concerns not listed please refer to Dallas County Health and Humans Services.