Health & Human Services Commission expands visitation at long-term care facilities

Health & Human Services Commission expands visitation at long-term care facilities

Allows Designated Essential Family Caregivers to Provide Support AUSTIN, TX – September 17, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. HHSC’s updated emergency […]

Rockwall Nursing Care Center reports positive COVID-19 cases

Rockwall Nursing Care Center reports positive COVID-19 cases

ROCKWALL, TX (September 9, 2020) The City of Rockwall was recently informed that a long-term care facility has reported a number of positive COVID-19 cases. The Rockwall Nursing Care Center has had 19 residents and 7 staff members test positive for the virus this week. In following state guidelines, the nursing home, located at 206 […]

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church Rockwall Sept. 3-5

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church Rockwall Sept. 3-5

ROCKWALL, TX (September 1, 2020) There will be free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church, 701 E. Interstate 30 in Rockwall, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 through Sept. 5. Register at www.gogettested.com. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and […]

CDC revises guidance for COVID-19 testing

CDC revises guidance for COVID-19 testing

(ROCKWALL, TX) – August 28, 2020 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who do not show signs of COVID-19 do not necessarily need to be tested. The CDC has modified testing guidance. The modified guidance includes: If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of a person with a […]

Area Agency on Aging offering free virtual workshops for chronic pain, disease, diabetes

Area Agency on Aging offering free virtual workshops for chronic pain, disease, diabetes

ROCKWALL, TX (August 14, 2020) The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is offering a series of FREE virtual or phone-in workshops for self-care. Each series of six workshops covers: Self-testing (select workshops) Exercise Dealing with health worries Healthy eating Dealing with pain & fatigue Problem-solving and MORE! Register today for self-management programs: 800-272-3921. […]

Free COVID-19 testing in Fate this weekend

Free COVID-19 testing in Fate this weekend

FATE, TX (August 13, 2020) There will be a FREE COVID-19 mobile testing site (mouth swab) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, at Fate City Hall, 1900 CD Boren Parkway in Rockwall County. Anyone can be tested, but you must make an appointment. You do not need to […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/11/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/11/2020)

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: ROCKWALL, TX (August 11, 2020) The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management released the following official COVID-19 update today. They also shared that Duke University recently released a study that showed thin spandex neck gaiters increase aerosolization of droplets when people speak while wearing them. This could […]

Back-to-school physicals, immunizations at Rockwall County Helping Hands Health Center

Back-to-school physicals, immunizations at Rockwall County Helping Hands Health Center

ROCKWALL, TX (August 11, 2020) The Health Center of Helping Hands is helping families get ready for Back to School with affordable school physicals and vaccines. Vaccines 1. No appointment needed 2. Hours 8:30am – 11:30am and 2:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday. 3. You must have complete shot record 4. Only patients and one parent/legal guardian are allowed […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/10/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/10/2020)

ROCKWALL, TX (August 10, 2020) Latest official COVID-19 update from 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 here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

63 residents, 32 staff test positive for COVID-19 at Beacon Harbor in Rockwall

63 residents, 32 staff test positive for COVID-19 at Beacon Harbor in Rockwall

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/7/2020) ROCKWALL, TX (August 7, 2020) The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management today reported that Beacon Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, located at 6700 Heritage Parkway in Rockwall, has 63 residents and 32 staff that have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The facility is […]

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