COVID-19

Last Updated: May 19, 2021, 8:01 a.m.

Vaccine Information

Tarrant County Public Health is administering the COVID-19 vaccine, along with private healthcare providers. If you are eligible, please register on the Tarrant County vaccine webpage or check with your local pharmacies and  personal healthcare providers. 

Tarrant County has notified the City they now have same day, or next day vaccination appointments. If you need assistance with signing up, please call the Tarrant County Health Department hotline at 817-248-6299. It is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Who is eligible?

Anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible for the vaccine.

State of Texas Vaccine Information

View additional information regarding qualifying individuals on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. For more helpful vaccine information, view the Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ. The FAQ is divided into categories and includes basic vaccine information, planning and distribution, effectiveness, safety, and more.

Vaccination Hubs

The Texas Department of State Health Services has released the locations and directions on how to sign-up to receive a vaccine at one of the vaccine hubs around Texas, on its vaccine hub webpage.

Find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and its availability at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

Bedford COVID-19 Statistics

All COVID-19 data for the City of Bedford is handled by the Tarrant County Public Health Department and updated regularly on its webpage. To see the City of Bedford statistics, click on the "Cases by Location" blue tab. 

For more information that's not listed on the TCPH webpage, the County has set-up a COVID-19 hotline at 817-248-6299.

City of Bedford Response

The City is not requiring masks to be worn in facilities, which is in line with current state mandates. All City facilities are fully operating. 

Municipal Court 

  • Defendants are able to request an in-person or virtual court date
  • Defendants can pay citations and warrants online, over the phone, by mail, or in-person. Please call the Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 to obtain all available options, which vary depending upon the circumstances.

Roy Savage Pool

  • The City is taking steps to hire the necessary staff and open the pool around Memorial Day

Tarrant County Response

May 18, 2021 Update

Effective immediately, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to suspend the mask requirement in County facilities. 

State of Texas Response

May 18, 2021 Update

Gov. Abbott announced no government entity, including a county, city, school district, public health authority, or government officials, can require any person to wear a face covering or to mandate that another person wear a face covering. 

Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be required to wear a mask while on campus. 

The order exempts state-supported living centers, government-owned or operated hospitals, Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities, and county and municipal jails. View the Executive Order online

March 2, 2021 Update

Gov. Abbott announced he is rescinding most of his COVID-19-related statewide mandates on Wednesday, March 10, which includes:

  • Allowing the statewide mask order to expire on March 10
  • Returning ALL businesses to 100 percent capacity (includes restaurants/retailers)

Although much of the restrictions will go away, Gov. Abbot’s latest Executive Order allows for County-level restrictions. Specifically, if a Trauma Service Area sees COVID-19-related hospitalizations above 15 percent for seven consecutive days, County judges have the ability to issue orders of their own to control the case increase. If restrictions are imposed at a County level, those restrictions may not include reducing capacity to less than 50 percent for any type of entity.

The Trauma Service Area that covers much of North Texas, including Bedford, hit the COVID-19-related hospitalization milestone in early December 2020, and was able to roll back enhanced restrictions on February 16.

Please note: 

In January, the CDC issued an order requiring masks to be worn by travelers and operators on public transportation including airplanes, subways, buses, and ride-shares. Refusal to do so could result in penalties under federal law.

February 10, 2021 Update

Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has launched the Texas Rent Relief Program — the first statewide rent and utility assistance program for qualifying households throughout Texas. This program has been created to administer the more than $1 billion allocated to Texas through the latest federal COVID-19 stimulus bill. TDHCA is accepting applications now and Texans can visit TexasRentRelief.com starting today to learn more about qualifications, required documents, and the application process.