Even with vaccinations going as scheduled, Dallas will be keeping mask mandates and other precautions for the time being according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 29th. In it they say:
“After hearing from medical experts, a committee that oversees the Texas House’s internal matters such as lawmakers’ office assignments, budgets and parking spaces has decided to leave the chamber’s COVID-19 safety precautions in place — at least for now.
On Monday, the House Administration Committee left in place the chamber’s mask requirement and some flexibilities adopted in January, at the pandemic’s peak, for lawmakers to participate virtually in hearings on legislation and vote from secure laptops just off the House floor.”
On the subject of vaccinations, eligible Dallas seniors may be able to get heir vaccines at home soon according to a Dallas Morning News article from April 7th. In it they say:
“A program to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to adults with disabilities and elderly residents who can’t physically leave their homes is expanding to Dallas on Tuesday, according to the city.
Staff with Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas will provide one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to homebound residents in the Meals on Wheels program.”
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine doesn’t require a second dose, making it a good choice for in-home service, as it keeps outside exposure to an absolute minimum.