Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management ROCKWALL, TX (July 15, 2020) Here’s the latest official COVID-19 update from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. Subscribe to our email newsletter […]

Governor Abbott announces $41 Million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

Governor Abbott announces $41 Million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

AUSTIN, TX (July 15, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office will provide $41 million in federal funds to assist cities and counties throughout the COVID-19 response. These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations […]

‘Ain’t Life Grand’: Rockwall Meals on Wheels plans drive-by celebration

‘Ain’t Life Grand’: Rockwall Meals on Wheels plans drive-by celebration

ROCKWALL, TX (July 15, 2020) Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County is planning a drive-by celebration this fall, in lieu of the ‘Ain’t Life Grand’ fundraising gala that was in the planning stages when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The 1920’s themed event will be creatively transformed into a ‘gala on wheels for Meals […]

Governor Abbott announces additional Department of Defense resources to mitigate COVID-19

Governor Abbott announces additional Department of Defense resources to mitigate COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Defense has activated additional U.S. Army Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces (UAMTF) to assist Texas’ efforts to combat #COVID19. UAMTF and U.S. Navy teams are being deployed to support medical needs in hospitals across the state. AUSTIN (July 15, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has activated additional U.S. […]

Mobile learning lab brings free Wi-Fi and summer programming to Fair Park Dallas

DJuly 14, 2020 (DALLAS) – The Dallas Innovation Alliance recently partnered with the Dallas Independent School District, Fair Park First, and Spectra to launch its Mobile Learning Lab at Fair Park. The Mobile Learning Lab is a converted school bus that provides various summer programs and a footprint of 200-300 feet of free Wi-Fi coverage. […]

Rockwall YMCA to host live stream Teacher Prayer Breakfast

Rockwall YMCA to host live stream Teacher Prayer Breakfast

ROCKWALL, TX (July 15, 2020) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall will hosts its annual Teacher Prayer Breakfast in a virtual format this year, with a live stream event set for 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 4. Teachers from all Rockwall area schools are invited to join the prayer breakfast in their honor. Keynote […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (7/14/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (7/14/2020)

From Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: ROCKWALL, TX (July 14, 2020) The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management released the following COVID-19 updates today: “RCOEM has removed Broadmoor Medical Lodge and Royse City Medical Lodge from the daily graphic update. Facilities such as these continue to report directly to RCOEM and facility counts such […]

Dallas County reports 1,000 additional positive COVID-19 cases (7/14/2020)

Dallas County reports 1,000 additional positive COVID-19 cases (7/14/2020)

From the Office of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins DALLAS (July 14, 2020) As of 11 a.m. July 14, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,000 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 35,914, including 477 deaths. The additional 20 deaths being reported […]

Hospital capacity in Dallas on July 13

Hospital capacity in Dallas on July 13

From the Office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson DALLAS — (July 14, 2020) Twenty-five hospitals on Monday reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers to Mayor Eric Johnson’s office. Dallas hospitals are required to report the information pursuant to the City of Dallas emergency regulations enacted by Mayor Johnson during the local state of disaster. The reporting requirements […]

Royse City ISD releases reopening plans for 2020-2021 school year

Royse City ISD releases reopening plans for 2020-2021 school year

Message from Royse City ISD: ROYSE CITY, TX (July 14, 2020) Weeks of planning and preparation, along with guidance from the Texas Education Agency, has prepared us to release our reopening plans for 2020-2021. Our focus is on providing a safe in-school environment and high-quality learning both online and in-person. Our taskforce and administrative teams […]

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