Breaking News
More () »

Fort Bend deputies distributing free disinfectant today, Thursday

Those interested are asked to come with a valid Texas driver’s license and to fill out the form to speed up the process.

RICHMOND, Texas — The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is reopening their free disinfectant solution distribution after members from the private sector offered to fund it.

The distribution will be open Wednesday at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Their community partners at DENORA, set up a mobile distribution center at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy at 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond.

This free disinfectant solution giveaway is for Fort Bend County residents only. Those interested are asked to come with a valid Texas driver’s license and to fill out the form to speed up the process. Tap here to see the form.

DENORA’s mobile machine can produce up to 25,000 gallons of the disinfection solution (sodium Hypochlorite) a day.

Deputies are distributing the disinfection solution in 32-ounce bottles with a one gallon refill container per household. The solution is to be used for surface cleaning only.

The sheriff’s office distributed more than 8,000 bottles of disinfectant to Fort Bend County and surrounding area residents in four days.

Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

Help stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.

Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

Get complete coverage of the coronavirus by texting 'FACTS' to 713-526-1111. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out