Dallas County raises COVID-19 threat level to orange

The rising number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted Dallas County to raise its threat level. 

The Dallas County Public Health Committee bumped up the county's COVID-19 risk level to orange, meaning "extreme caution."

The county recommends people get vaccinated and boosted, wear masks indoors, and avoid crowded spaces.

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Dallas County's own risk level does not match federal guidance. 

Last week, the CDC raised Dallas County's COVID-19 threat level to red, meaning there's a high level of community spread. 

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