There are now 8 COVID-19 related deaths among residents at Broadmoor Medical Lodge in Rockwall, according to Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management.
To date, there are 60 COVID-19 cases in Broadmoor among 39 residents (15 recovered) and 21 staff (17 recovered). Broadmoor administration is conducting another round of testing today and tomorrow on all residents and staff. Broadmoor is working with the City of Rockwall Fire Department to help mitigate spread and RFD will conduct a site assessment this week.
On May 15, Governor Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced that local fire departments in Texas will begin providing or coordinating testing in nursing homes throughout the state. The City of Rockwall Fire Department and the Royse City Fire department will also be conducting site assessments of each nursing home in Rockwall County. Assessments will include a review of the facility’s policies and procedures, personal protective equipment, infection control guidelines and provide recommendations to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Fire departments will also determine if additional response operations are necessary.
Information Courtesy Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management.