Local Arlington News

Under the Cloak of Secrecy, Fresh Protective Gear Reaches North Texas – But Not Enough for Everyone

The third of three scheduled shipments of protective gear from the federal government arrived in the DFW area today, at a secure warehouse in Arlington, its secret location closely guarded around the clock by DPS troopers. From there, a team of emergency managers decides who first will receive the critically needed supplies, as health care […]

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Arlington senior living facility upset hospital didn’t share COVID-19 test results

ARLINGTON, Texas — An outbreak of COVID-19 at an Arlington senior living facility is raising questions about the actions of a local hospital. After two residents were hospitalized, suspected of having COVID-19, the hospital did not notify officials at Heartis Arlington Assisted Living when the results came back positive. Instead, the facility only learned of […]

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Arlington closes playgrounds and park workout stations indefinitely amid social distancing concerns

Arlington closed all city playgrounds and park workout stations until further notice due to coronavirus concerns, effective Monday. The Arlington Parks and Recreation department made the decision in response to social distancing concerns within the parks system on playgrounds and at exercise stations, said Susan Schrock, city of Arlington communications coordinator, in an email. Arlington […]

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Arlington, Keller Close All City Playgrounds Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two North Texas cities, Arlington and Keller have closed all city playgrounds and park workout stations effective March 30, as an additional safety measure to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arlington residents are still permitted to engage in outdoor activity at local parks and the hike and bike trail system. […]

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Texas Congressman Tests Negative for COVID-19

Congressman Ron Wright who had flu-like symptoms tested negative for COVID-19. Wright posted on Facebook that after flying back to Texas from Washington, he experienced a high fever and other flu-like symptoms known to be associated with COVID-19. After undergoing tests, including a COVID-19 test, results returned that Wright tested negative for COVID-19. Wright, however, […]

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Coronavirus: Moms Allowed 1 Visitor During Labor/Delivery At Texas Hospitals

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two major North Texas hospitals are allowing expectant mothers one visitor during labor and delivery, despite internet rumors that due to coronavirus concerns, women will give birth “alone.” Both JPS Hospital in Fort Worth and Arlington-based Texas Health Resources are allowing mothers one person for support, despite no longer allowing visitors for […]

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Hundreds of laid-off GM Arlington employees voluntarily return to work temporarily

General Motors has called in hundreds of laid-off workers to its Arlington assembly plant this week to finish building its current truck model for customers and “to maintain critical business priorities,” the company said Monday. The company expects the work to last through the week and said the temporary call-in doesn’t affect any GM locations […]

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