Ebola Virus Update

Over the past several weeks, the City’s Director of Public Safety Terry Garrett has worked closely with Rockwall County health officials, partner agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the Ebola virus situation. Here is the latest update from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management regarding low-risk individuals being monitored in Rockwall County for the disease.

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management Press Release

Representatives from Rockwall County, city officials, and the Rockwall and Royse City Independent School Districts continue to work together to monitor developments related to Ebola both on a region wide and county wide basis. Our continued desire is to educate the public and to protect the safety of our healthcare workers, first responders, students, and residents. Dr. Bonacquisti, Rockwall County Health Authority, was notified over the weekend of a sixth individual being monitored in Rockwall County. According to Dr. Bonacquisti, the individual is classified as “low risk” and is being monitored daily by the Department of State Health Services. As was also the case with the initial five (5) individuals we were informed about, information was not provided as to the specific city in which this sixth individual resides. Emergency Management partners throughout Rockwall County continue to communicate daily through email, phone calls and conference calls and will continue to monitor the situation and make the public aware of any noteworthy developments as those details become available.