Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Update (5/20/2020): 159 total cases,

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Update (5/20/2020): 159 total cases,

Update from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: (ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2020) Another six cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by DSHS. Four cases are in Rockwall, One case is in Heath, One case is at the Broadmoor (This reported case increased the number of confirmed cases on our graphic. Broadmoor’s “unconfirmed” total […]

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Tuesday, May 19

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Tuesday, May 19

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2020) The State COVID-19 mobile testing site is coming to Rockwall County again Tuesday, May 19 by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  1at Lake Pointe Church (701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087). Any first responder, healthcare professional (including long term care facility staff), grocery store worker can be […]

Eighth COVID-19-related fatality at Broadmoor’s Medical Lodge in Rockwall

Eighth COVID-19-related fatality at Broadmoor’s Medical Lodge in Rockwall

From Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2020) We regret to inform you that another fatality has occurred at Broadmoor.  To date, there are 60 COVID-19 cases in Broadmoor, 39 residents (15 recovered), 21 staff (17 recovered), and 8 fatalities. Broadmoor administration is conducting another round of testing today and […]

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Update: 151 total cases, six deaths

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Update: 151 total cases, six deaths

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management:  (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 16, 2020) Rockwall County has received 10 additional COVID-19 cases, nine in the Broadmoor facility and one in Rockwall ~ one person in their 40’s, one in their 60’s, two in their 70’s, four in their 80’s and two in their 90’s. […]

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart beginning Friday

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart beginning Friday

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart (2501 Lakeview Parkway) beginning Friday, May 15 Testing available Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7-9am (the days/hours could increase depending on demand) Appointment is required – visit DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com (registration/appointments for our Rowlett location site will open Thursday, May 14 – 24 hours before the first appointment) Who can be tested? The drive-through testing […]

Governor Abbott, TDEM announce extension of federally-supported community-based testing sites in Texas

Governor Abbott, TDEM announce extension of federally-supported community-based testing sites in Texas

(May 14, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced that the federal government has extended seven community-based testing sites in Texas through June 30, 2020. These federally-supported, state-managed, and locally-executed sites include El Paso (1), Dallas (2), Houston (2), and Harris County (2). “Our federal partners play a crucial […]

Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard launch disinfection mission for nursing facilities

Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard launch disinfection mission for nursing facilities

(May 14, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas National Guard has activated Facilities Disinfection Teams to support Texans in nursing homes and to help limit the spread of COVID-19. These Facilities Disinfection Teams, formed in coordination with Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), provide a major boost to protecting Texans and limiting the […]

Get to know the Asian giant hornet, or ‘murder hornet’

Get to know the Asian giant hornet, or ‘murder hornet’

You’ve probably heard of the “murder hornet,” or Asian giant hornet, by now. It’s the world’s largest hornet. Native to Asia, it was sighted for the first time in Washington state and Canada in late 2019. Keeping these insects out of Texas is important because they are formidable predators of honey bees, which are crucial for […]

YMCA launches Fly the Coop Virtual Fun Run/Bike/Walk for those impacted by COVID-19

YMCA launches Fly the Coop Virtual Fun Run/Bike/Walk for those impacted by COVID-19

Participate in this family-friendly activity May 16 – May 17, 2020 Dallas, Texas – Friday, May 8, 2020 – The YMCA’s across the Dallas Metroplex are launching a free virtual fun run, walk, or bike ride in order to promote fun family-friendly activities outside the house during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Fly The Coop […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: To the Mother of the Would-Be Graduate

Patti Richter, On Faith: To the Mother of the Would-Be Graduate

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 5, 2020) Out for a walk one April morning, I stopped to greet a neighbor from a safe, COVID-19 distance. When I inquired about her well-being during these trying days, she burst into tears. Her daughter, she explained, is a high-school senior—was a high-school senior. Everything is upended in their world. […]

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