The City of Garland Health Department updates its case statistics as of 2 p.m each day.
As of June 5:
Total Cases - 966
0.4% of Garland population - 242,914
359 (37.2%*) active cases
588 (60.9%*) recovered
19 deaths (2.%*)
*percentage of total cases
See fatality demographic statistics below:
|Male - underlying
|Female - underlying
COVID-19 is a particularly serious threat to nursing homes and other long term care facilities. There are a total of six nursing homes in Garland that fall under Governor Abbott’s order to test all staff members and residents at Texas nursing homes. The Garland Health Department (GHD) will continue to provide updates this testing process continues:
June 2 - GHD received additional test results from a nursing home located in Garland. Garland Nursing and Rehabilitation reported two residents and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The facility has implemented their infection control plan and remains in contact with GHD and state authorities. All staff, residents and resident families have been notified of the positive cases.
June 1 - Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation at 2524 Beltline Road (D7), has reported 12 COVID-19 positive residents (out of a total of 74) and 10 COVID-19 positive staff (out of a total of 99). This facility was tested by the State of Texas Emergency Medical Task Force on May 24, 2020. Legend Oaks has implemented an infection control plan designed to isolate all COIVD-19 positive residents and exclude positive staff. Positive residents are “cohorted”, or isolated in a separate wing of the facility and are cared for by dedicated staff. All staff are screened upon entry to the facility and residents are screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms. All staff, residents and resident families have been notified of the COVID-19 cases in the facility.
May 24 – GHD requested COVID-19 testing assistance from the State of Texas on behalf of Winters Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility. This was done due to the presence of a COVID-19 positive resident. The State of Texas responded by sending an Emergency Medical Task Force to the Garland facility on Monday, May 18, 2020 to test all residents and staff (57 residents, 114 healthcare workers). Test results indicate that four additional residents and four healthcare workers were positive for COVID-19. Additionally, a fifth healthcare worker tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 24. Winters Park has taken appropriate actions to mitigate disease spread including, but not limited to, restricting positive healthcare workers from the facility, isolating COVID-19 positive residents, assigning healthcare workers to exclusively care for COVID-19 patients, restricting other patients to their rooms, restricting resident gatherings, and restricting visitor access. Additionally, all residents, their families and staff have been notified of the presence of COVID-19 positive patients and healthcare workers.
- Additional testing locations are available in Garland. Check the COVID-19 Facts & Resources page for details.
- Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Strike Force to Open Texas has created a set of guidelines for reopening business as the COVID-19 situation progresses. The plan includes guidance for individuals, business, customers and more.
Each of us can take the following simple, yet effective measures to protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers and customers.