General Information

The NCTTRAC EMCC deactivated the COVID-19 response operations on June 30, 2022.  As the State Missing Assignment funding for certain elements of our response ends, please expect the following changes to some of our daily emails and information-sharing procedures.

  • We will no longer send daily Situation Reports for COVID-19.  The final COVID-19 SitRep was distributed to healthcare partners and stakeholders on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • We will continue to send out the Hospital Daily EMResource COVID-19 Reporting Results; however, we will no longer distribute these reports on weekends and holidays.  Instead, reports from Saturday and Sunday will be distributed on Mondays.  Reports from holidays will be distributed on the next business day after the holiday.  This will take effect starting Saturday, July 2, 2022.
  • We will no longer send out emails to remind hospitals to report data every morning.  The daily reminder notification for hospital data reporting will still go out via EMResource notifications.

You can view the current case counts in Texas by visiting the DSHS News Update webpage.


At this time, DSHS is no longer funding supplemental staff for hospitals.  Hospitals in need of additional clinical staff are encouraged to utilize private staffing agencies to fill their needs.


Contact the EMCC

817-608-0390 – Main EMCC Number
817-607-7020 – 24/7 TSA-E Emergency Phone

TSA-E Patient Transfer Assistance Cell (PTAC)

Due to the trending down of surge COVID-19 patients caused by the Omicron variant, NCTTRAC demobilized the Patient Transfer Assistance Cell on March 3, 2022. Hospitals are encouraged to sign up with Pulsara.


Resources for All Healthcare

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic – CDC
Clinical Care Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination – CDC
HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program – HRSA
FAQ for COVID-19 Therapeutics Providers using HPOP – DSHS
CDC’s Types of Masks and Respirators – CDC
Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know – CDC
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers – FDA
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers – FDA
J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers – FDA
CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals – CDC, Central Webpage
Interim Guidance Criteria to Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 – CDC
Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment – CDC
Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from People for COVID-19 – CDC
CMS Blanket Waivers: COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet – CMS
FAQs for Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 – FDA
DSHS COVID-19 Testing Algorithm – DSHS
Interim Criteria to Guide Testing of PUIs for COVID-19 – DSHS
EMTALA Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19 – CMS
Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for COVID-19 – CDC
Recommended Guidance for Extended Use & Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings – CDC/NIOSH
Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S. – CDC
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators – CDC
Interim Guidance for Persons Being Monitored for Potential Exposure to COVID-19 – DSHS
Crisis Standards of Care Guidance – Dallas County Medical Society/North Texas Mass Critical Care Task Force
Considerations for Respirator Selection in Healthcare – CDC/NIOSH
COVID-19 Listing of Local Health Departments – DSHS
Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination – CDC
Post Vaccination for Workplaces – CDC
COVID-19 Resources – ASPR TRACIE
COVID-19 Patient Surge and Scarce Resource Allocation – ASPR TRACIE
CDC COVID Data Tracker – CDC
CDC SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions – CDC
CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals – CDC
TDEM Situation Reports – TDEM
COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review – CDC
USCOVID-19 Vaccination Tracking