Texas Health Hospital Rockwall recognized nationally with 5-star rating

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall recognized nationally with 5-star rating

New CMS Rankings Award Facility 5 Stars ROCKWALL, TX (May 6, 2021) Texas Health Hospital Rockwall was recognized as a 5 Star Hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 30. This is a significant accomplishment awarded to only 27 hospitals in Texas and just 10% of hospitals surveyed across the […]

Rockwall County to host final FIRST DOSE mass vaccination event May 14

Rockwall County to host final FIRST DOSE mass vaccination event May 14

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (May 3, 2021) The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management has announced that Friday, May 14 will be Rockwall County’s final FIRST DOSE mass vaccination event.  If you have been waiting, wait no longer! Get your COVID-19 vaccine appointment here: https://tinyurl.com/LastMassVax Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall […]

SURVEY: Your input sought for Rockwall County COVID vaccination efforts

SURVEY: Your input sought for Rockwall County COVID vaccination efforts

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 -The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is surveying Rockwall County residents for planning purposes regarding future COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Residents are encouraged to take the vaccination survey here:  https://forms.gle/rbkoNGKCzMZdz8Jt8 Blue Ribbon News staff report.  Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To […]

Rockwall County transitions from COVID waitlist to mass vaccination notification list

Rockwall County transitions from COVID waitlist to mass vaccination notification list

From Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management ROCKWALL, TX – March 15, 2021 – Rockwall County is transitioning from the waitlist to a mass vaccination NOTIFICATION list. The Helping Hands/Rockwall County vaccine waitlist has been closed. Over the next few weeks, the county will continue to utilize the original waitlist to ensure all 1A and […]

Teachers, education and child care personnel now eligible to be vaccinated

Teachers, education and child care personnel now eligible to be vaccinated

March 3, 2021 – The Texas Department of State Health Services today notified all vaccine providers that they should immediately include school and child care workers in vaccine administration. Last night, DSHS received a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directing states to expand eligibility to include people who work in […]

Annual water system maintenance planned March 1 – 29

Annual water system maintenance planned March 1 – 29

Temporary Change in Water Disinfectant Critical for Safe Drinking Water Year Round February 24, 2021 – The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 1 through March 29, 2021. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year-round water quality. […]

UPDATE from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management for those awaiting second COVID-19 vaccine

UPDATE from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management for those awaiting second COVID-19 vaccine

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – February 22, 2021 – From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: If you are awaiting a 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine: Because of the winter weather last week, COVID-19 vaccine was not shipped by the CDC. The state has informed healthcare providers to expect last week’s vaccine shipment to […]

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies in Texas to administer COVID vaccines through new federal retail pharmacy program

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies in Texas to administer COVID vaccines through new federal retail pharmacy program

Walmart is a preferred retail pharmacy partner in 22 states, including Texas   DALLAS, TEXAS, Feb. 9, 2021 – Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Texas through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb 12, 2021. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Rockwall resident Bill Watts for sharing this Letter to the Editor about volunteering to help at COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2021 – I’m Bill Watts and I volunteered to help at a vaccination center in Rockwall, TX. I support Helping Hands Rockwall, a local charity, and read […]

STAR Transit offers free rides to all vaccination locations

STAR Transit offers free rides to all vaccination locations

TERRELL, TX – Feb. 1, 2021 – STAR Transit is providing free rides for persons with confirmed appointments to get the COVID 19 vaccine shots.  The curb-to-curb service extends outside of the agency’s service area. Rides are available Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For this purpose, STAR Transit is temporarily adding Saturday […]

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