2 North Texas Hospitals Forced to Temporarily Close Emergency Rooms Due to Critical Coronavirus Plague Surge; It is Believed That This is the First Time Something Like This Has Happened in Texas

Pointing to the dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, two hospital systems on Friday announced the closure of emergency rooms at facilities in Rockwall and Commerce in order to redirect staff to other campuses.

The Texas Health hospital system said its north Rockwall ER on Lakeshore Drive would close at midnight Friday. Staff members are being sent to the system’s main campus on Horizon Road to help care for COVID-19 patients there.

Texas Health said it would continue caring for people already at the Lakeshore Drive ER and people who arrive by midnight.

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Source: By Hojun Choi, Dallas Morning News