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We Want Everyone in our DAN Family to Safe and Healthy



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The information below is from The Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) Website

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Case counts can now be found on the COVID-19 case dashboard. (Excel: Accessible version County Cases over Time) All data are provisional and subject to change.


Browse this site for what to do if you're sicktesting informationsymptoms, and prevention tips to help DSHS share facts, not fear.


Hospitals, healthcare professionals, local public health, community leaders, and others can find resources throughout this website to help them in their response to COVID‑19.


This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. Check back often for the latest details and what Texans need to know about COVID‑19.

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What to Do If You Are Sick

Symptoms of COVID‑19 may show up 2‑14 days after exposure. The steps you should take if you think you are sick with COVID‑19 depend on whether you have a higher risk of developing severe illness.


High-Risk Individuals:

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  • People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19.

  • If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever or symptoms, call your doctor.

  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.


General Population:

  • If you are in generally good health and have mild symptoms, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for a cold or the flu.

  • If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.


If you are sick or are caring for someone who is sick, you can use the Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC’s Symptoms & Testing page to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.


If you need help finding a doctor or accessing medical care, call 2‑1‑1 and they can direct you to low- or no-cost providers in your area.


See these CDC website links for more information on how to take care of yourself and others at home if sick:

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Information on disinfecting your home and disposing of contaminated waste if someone is sick can also be found on the CDC and TCEQ websites:

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Symptoms of COVID-19

Patients with COVID‑19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include:

Prevention of COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID‑19. The best way to prevent infection is to take steps to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the steps you take to avoid the flu.

DSHS recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID‑19:


  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.

  • If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.

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

  • Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


DSHS also recommends that you start practicing social distancing. Social distancing involves staying away from other people to avoid catching or spreading illness. It's a fancy term for avoiding crowds and minimizing physical contact. This could mean avoiding concerts or weddings, skipping the handshake, and/or staying at least six feet away from others.

Additionally, the CDC recommends using simple cloth face coverings in public to help slow the spread of the virus:

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See also the CDC website for more information on what you can do at home to prevent the spread of COVID‑19:

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Contact Department of State Health Services (DSHS):

If you have any questions or would like more information about COVID-19, contact us by email or by phone:

Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov
Phone:* Dial 2‑1‑1, then choose Option 6.
Hours: 24/7

*If you experience difficulty when dialing 2-1-1, please email coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov.


For local assistance, see the listing of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19) Local Health Entities.

We Hope Everyone In Our DAN Family Stays Healthy, Happy & Secure

in this Difficult Time!

Calendar of D.A.N. Events

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DAN Meetings are held the

SECOND Monday of the Month

 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Spring Creek BBQ - Richardson, TX

270 N. Central Expressway 
Located on the east (northbound) service road

between Belt Line and Arapaho Roads

Socialize with DAN

3rd Saturday of the Month

@ Milos

Coordinator: Ronald Barnes, 972-342-0892

The 3rd Saturday of each month DAN members and friends get together to socialize and have lunch at Milo's.

Check out the DAN Alcove with

posters from all of the Legapaloozas

12:00 - 5:00

Come and Shoot the Breeze

Saturday Swim Clinic

Saturday's 12:00 - 1:30

Bachman Lake Recreation Center - Indoor Pool

2750 Bachman Dr, Dallas, TX 75220


Coordinator: Larry Olchak, 214-263-6557

No reservations Necessary

Contact Larry at or just show up there at noon on Saturday

This swim clinic is open to all DAN members and friends. Learn to swim, exercise, overcome fear of the water, learn to compete if you'd like, have fun and socialize.

The group is coached by Bob Welty, a member of the Dallas Aquatic Masters and a nationally recognized US Masters Swimmer.

Special Features:

Pool lanes are reserved for DAN. The pool has a waterproof wheelchair as well as a mechanical seat lift to help get in and out of the pool. The facility includes changing rooms with showers.

Socialize after - the group usually goes out to lunch after the swim.


The pool is run by the City of Dallas. If you have a recreation pass, cost is $3.00 to use the pool and facilities. $5.00 if you are not a member.

Bring Your Swimsuit and Towel

or Just Come Down and Check Us Out! 

Larry Olchak, Jim Olster and Bob Welty

Medal Winners - Dallas Senior Games

March 23rd.

Group Shot in Pool, April, 2018

Bachman Lake Recreation Center - Pool

2750 Bachman Dr, Dallas, TX 75220

Amputee Disc Golf

Times and Events Vary


Coordinator: Randy Mecca, 214-533-1983

Disc golf (also called Frisbee Golf) is a sport where players throw a disc at a target. It is played using rules similar to golf.


Learn to play Disc Golf from PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) Grand Master Randy Mecca. This program combines the fun and fitness benefits of Frisbee toss with the strategy of traditional golf.


This growing recreational sport is great for people of all ages and abilities. Randy will teach you how to throw, strategy, rules, scoring, and equipment selection.


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Directions to Our Meetings


at Spring Creek BBQ in Richardson, TX

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

270 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

Need to Talk to Someone? Looking for Guidance?

Contact The Dallas Amputee Network

Information Line

Call: (214) 736-7913

or Email to:


The Dallas Amputee Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Mailing Address: 1303 Green Meadow, Richardson, TX 75081

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