As of Wednesday, March 25, the highest concentrations of confirmed COVID-19 cases were located in University Park’s 75225 zipcode.
What does that mean? First, it means that the novel coronavirus doesn’t care where you live. It does, however, care if you’ve traveled, or if you have gathered in large groups, and if you didn’t wash your hands.
But it’s important to note that, according to a study published in the journal Science, that for every positive coronavirus test, there are approximately five to 10 additional unreported cases. This virus is novel, indeed.
That information isn’t meant to scare you, but is instead meant to make clear why more people need to follow Dallas County’s lead and stay home as much as possible during this shelter-in-place period. You or those in your neighborhood may already have the novel coronavirus and can spread it without showing symptoms.
Realtors Please Play By The Rules
It’s also why North Texas Realtors should follow recommendations against open houses and showings. It may seem relatively harmless for an agent to show an unoccupied home to a single client, but if the client or agent is carrying the coronavirus despite showing zero symptoms, they will pass the virus to the other, and that person will then take the virus home and infect the whole household.