Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (7/31/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (7/31/2020)

ROCKWALL, TX – July 31, 2020 – 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 here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 29, 2020) With the phased re-opening of the Texas economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many struggling local businesses are breathing a collective sigh of relief as they try to return to a new normal. Although area restaurants and small businesses are heavily impacted by COVID-19, many around the county are better […]

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Update: 141 total cases, six deaths

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Update: 141 total cases, six deaths

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 15, 2020) Rockwall County received three additional COVID-19 cases, one in the Broadmoor Medical Lodge and two in Rockwall – one person in their 40s, one in their 50s, and one in their 80s. There are now a total of 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rockwall County, six confirmed […]

Atmos Energy salutes health care heroes of safety

Atmos Energy salutes health care heroes of safety

Garland, Texas – May 11, 2020 – America’s entire health care system is working tirelessly to address the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses, doctors, paramedics, hospital administrators and laboratory technicians are battling this pandemic around the clock, sometimes unable to take a quick break or grab a sandwich at the hospital cafeteria. Many […]

RCOEM: Broadmoor Medical Lodge resident who tested positive for COVID-19 dies

RCOEM: Broadmoor Medical Lodge resident who tested positive for COVID-19 dies

From The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 25, 2020 – 5:25PM) ) The Broadmoor Medical Lodge in Rockwall has tested all of its residents. As of today, six residents and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19, a total of seven cases. The Medical Lodge continues to test staff […]

DFW animal shelters recommend pet owners to create emergency plan

DFW animal shelters recommend pet owners to create emergency plan

(DALLAS, TX – April 9, 2020) Animal Care and Control (FWACC), the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT), Irving Animal Services (IAS), SPCA of Texas (SPCA) and Tri-City Animal Services have banded together to urge the public to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plan. “Your family must have a plan in place to ensure […]

Rockwall Farmers Market postpones opening til June

Rockwall Farmers Market postpones opening til June

Important Message from Rockwall Farmers Market: We expect many of you are aware of Governor Abbott’s “Executive Order”, which remains in effect as of now through April 30, 2020. The order states necessary precautions must be maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and minimize in person contact with people who are not from the […]

Rockwall Parks & Rec removes equipment from city facilities to help limit social distancing violations

Rockwall Parks & Rec removes equipment from city facilities to help limit social distancing violations

  (ROCKWALL, TX – April 2, 2020) Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 situation, the City of Rockwall and the Parks & Recreation Department is removing all swings on playgrounds, so there is only one swing per bay at all city facilities to eliminate social distancing violations. They are also adding […]

Stressed? Anxious? COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line available

Stressed? Anxious? COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line available

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 2, 2020) The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority is providing a dedicated 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line for those experiencing stress and anxiety related to the current state of emergency. It is normal to experience stress, anxiety, grief and worry during and after crisis. If you or someone you […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott announced March 19 a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]