After White Hall case, nursing homes remain key in controlling covid

As covid-19 numbers continue to rise throughout Arkansas and Jefferson County, protecting one of the most vulnerable populations has become a priority on the state level. Nursing home residents were hit hard in the state of Arkansas at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The first nursing home case was reported by the Arkansas Department of Health on March 25 and was associated with the Waters of White Hall.

Health officials announced that the initial case at The Waters of White Hall appeared to be associated with a case linked to the original cluster at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Since then, the nursing home has had 51 positive residents with the most recent one reported to the health department on Oct. 1. Sixteen residents total were also reported as deceased.

In a previous interview, Donna Morton, the facility’s administrator, released a statement describing The Waters of White Hall’s “aggressive and proactive approach” against the coronavirus through “intense” methods including “monitoring, screening, education and awareness and appropriate prevention and management.”

Efforts to contact Morton on Monday were unsuccessful, but Monday’s report released by the Arkansas Department of Health showed the health care facility has 34 residents who have recovered.

Posts on their social media page pictured residents who had defeated covid-19, calling them the “true heroes.”

On Mar. 13, the Department of Health issued a directive temporarily suspending visitation to nursing homes in Arkansas to reduce the spread of the virus. The directive prohibited all visitation at long-term care facilities unless medically necessary by law enforcement or emergency personnel, a representative from the Department of Health, a representative from the Department of Human Services Office of Long-Term Care or a representative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In June the Department of Health allowed the facilities to reopen

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Little White House office highlights four homes

Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Little White House office is showcasing four homes, two of which will be held open this afternoon.

Served by the Highland Park Independent School District, the custom residence at 7908 Hanover St. (7908hanover.ebby.com) in University Park is offered for $1,699,000. It will be held open from 1 to 3 p.m.

This four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom home offers an open floor plan. A large family room with a woodburning fireplace opens to a kitchen with an island, custom cabinetry, a breakfast bar and a walk-in pantry. The primary suite has French doors that lead to the balcony. The backyard offers a covered patio, fireplace, built-in grill and pool. For additional details, contact Chris Hickman at 469-569-1106 or [email protected]

Located in Dallas’ Belmont neighborhood, the five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom home at 6032 Richmond Ave. (6032richmond.ebby.com) is offered for $1 million. It will be held open from 1 to 3 p.m.

The traditional-style residence features a spacious open floor plan with wood flooring and high ceilings. The kitchen provides marble countertops and a walk-in pantry and opens to a living room with a fireplace. The backyard has a pool, spa, cabana and built-in grill. For more information, contact Paul Farrow at 214-641-9814 or [email protected] com.

The estate at 4720 Royal Lane (4720royal.ebby.com) in Preston Hollow is offered for $3.5 million. This gated home features a stone exterior with cast-iron accents. There are seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, four half-bathrooms and four woodburning fireplaces. The kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances and a spacious pantry. The primary suite has dual bathrooms and a well-equipped exercise room.

The resort-style backyard features a pool and spa, sport court, outdoor kitchen and brick gazebo. Additional amenities include a wine vault, elevator and separate guest quarters. For more details, contact Dorothy Bell at 214-906-4788 or [email protected] or Joe Gall at

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Shoppers are obsessed with this $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart

Why shoppers are obsessed with this $79 white trolley from Kmart that’s perfect for ANY kitchen

  • A white kitchen trolley from Kmart is being praised by customers online 
  • The $79 product is ideal for those who have limited kitchen space 
  • It’s built with a drawer, side hooks, basket, wine rack and wheels at the bottom
  • Many use it to store kitchen gadgets including air fryers and milkshake machines

A $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart with multiple storage compartments is being praised by customers across Australia.

The trolley has a table top, drawer, wine rack, basket, side hooks and is built with wheels that can be locked into place.

Several shoppers shared images to the Kmart Homes, Ideas and Hacks Facebook group to reveal how the trolley has helped save kitchen space and add style to their homes. 

A $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart with multiple storage compartments is being praised by customers across Australia

The trolley has a small table top, drawer, wine rack, basket and side hooks

The $79 Kmart trolley has a small table top, drawer, wine rack, basket and side hooks (pictured)

‘Loving my white kitchen trolley, ideal for small houses,’ Jeanette said online and placed her air fryer and milkshake maker on the bench top. 

Another customer had a similar idea and placed her thermomixer on top and other gadgets at the bottom.

‘Brought the white kitchen trolley from Kmart yesterday for the thermomixer, loving the space it gives me,’ shopper Shannon said and posted a picture.

The trolley itself is 86 centimetres high and 57 centimetres wide, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen

The hooks on the side can be used to hold towels, the basket is ideal to store root vegetables and the bottom space can store other items

The trolley itself is 86 centimetres high and 57 centimetres wide, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen

The hooks on the side can be used to hold kitchen towels, the basket is ideal to store vegetables and the bottom space can store other items or food products such as bread.

The bench top can also be used

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White House announces major improvements in coronavirus testing (again)

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WASHINGTON — The setting was familiar, and so were the assurances. Speaking from the Rose Garden on Monday afternoon, President Trump promised a “massive and groundbreaking expansion” in the nation’s ability to perform diagnostic tests for the coronavirus. 


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“We are now at an inflection point in testing,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, a high-ranking Department of Health and Human Services official who is in charge of testing on the White House coronavirus task force. He said that 920,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests were now being performed nationwide each day. Some 7 million Americans have tested positive.

The expansion was made possible by Abbott Laboratories, whose rapid BinaxNOW test can return results in mere minutes without requiring the intrusive nasal swab that can make a coronavirus test an acutely unpleasant experience. 

The Trump administration purchased 150 million such tests for $760 million. They will go to nursing homes, schools and other institutions, including historically Black colleges and universities. 

Trump first promised that any American could get a coronavirus test in early March. That was untrue at the time, and though the availability of tests has greatly increased, shortages persist in the United States. So do days-long waits to receive results from laboratories. The BinaxNOW test does not need to be sent to a laboratory.

Ever the nation’s cheerleader, Trump tried to use Monday’s announcement as a pivot away from a summer marked by persistently high death counts and fears of a second lockdown.

“We’re rounding the corner,” Trump said on Monday afternoon. He said much the same thing from the Rose Garden in May, telling the nation that “we have met the moment, and we have prevailed.” In subsequent weeks and months, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, while receding in New York and other early hot

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White and Black Tile Patterns for Bathroom Flooring

White and black flooring is turning out to be a major choice for the bathroom tile flooring. The white bathroom tile is extremely popular among the customers these days. These black and white tiles are exclusively made up of marble, travertine, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite, glass mosaic, metal mosaic, and limestone.

The white ceramic flooring range come in variety of different patterns and designs. One important pattern among these white floor tiles is checkerboard pattern. It is a nice and easy looking design which gives a perfect alteration of two colors.

Pin wheel pattern is also an important pattern to mention when talking about black and white flooring. In this design a single black tile is surrounded by white tiles from all sides. Some modifications have been observed in this design which includes the white tile as the center of observation with black surrounded tiles, giving the floor a diamond like appearance.

One can also setup the white bathroom flooring by giving it a mosaic look. It may be a costly proposition tor the users, as the tile that has been cut in this specific fashion is rare to find. Thus it's better to create your own mosaic pattern which enables you to cut the tile in your own choice. Hence there is no need to bother about the availability and huge cost of tile that has been cut in the market. It may be a bit complicated design to have and may ruins the tiles if no paper work is done before the installation process. So it's better to have the mosaic design on the paper and then try this design by putting up one pattern. If it goes well you can put the rest of the patterns safely.

For giving an elusive look to the white floor tiles, …

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