In response to the developing COVID-19 outbreak, Tropicana Properties has deployed the Tropicana-19 Task Force. With the it's central focus being to stay educated, up to date and well informed with any and all information regarding COVID-19. In order to discuss and strategize effectively and efficiently to help combat the social psychology of fear of COVID-19. With hopes to develop a pandemic contingency plan that will help us respond and/or provide resources and assistance to not only our residents, but to our colleague and to all our families as well.
During this time, we want our tenants to know that we are all in this together. Therefore, we have worked to compile a source of information to assist those who have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. This packet contains information for third party assistance, important websites, and employers who are actively seeking employees. We will continue to update this document as we receive updated information.
What is Tropicana doing...
Tropicana Properties partnered with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to coordinate a mobile food pantry at Tres Palmas Apartments. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Tropicana Properties hosted food pantries, twice a month, at several leasing offices in the Tropicana Properties portfolio. Because of social distancing guidelines, Tropicana Properties eliminated food pantries where large groups of people would gather to collect the food.
In an effort to assist their most vulnerable residents, Tropicana Properties and El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank unloaded over ten pallets of food at the leasing office at Tres Palmas. Regional managers and staff loaded up their vehicles and distributed the food to 150 residents at 34 properties in El Paso, Canutillo, Clint, Socorro, and San Elizario. Tropicana Properties continues to innovate ways to assist the communities that it resides at.
What is El Paso doing..
El Paso COVID-19 Testing Locations
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, fatigue, body aches, muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion, and loss of taste and/or smell. For more information click link below.
Federal resources being diverted to El Paso to aid with surge of COVID-19
EL PASO, Texas via KFOX14 -Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced more resources will be diverted to the El Paso region to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Abbott announced Sunday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending additional resources set to arrive this week based on needs assessments and communication between the local medical community and state and federal officials.
Two 35-person Disaster Medical Assistance Teams and a Trauma Critical Care Team are being deployed by HHS, according to the governor.
Regional Emergency Coordinators from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will also be deployed to El Paso and the Texas State Operations Center to assist with coordinating federal resources.
"Texas is grateful to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for providing these crucial resources and for working alongside state and local officials to combat the spread of COVID-19 in El Paso," Abbott said. "We are working closely with our federal and local partners to meet the needs of the El Paso community and ultimately bring hospitalizations down."
William Beaumont Army Medical Center working with El Paso hospitals amid COVID-19 surge
EL PASO, Texas via (KFOX14) —
William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) is accepting patient transfers, including COVID-19 patients, to provide support to El Paso hospitals facing a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
“William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss has been working tirelessly throughout this year caring for our patients during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Col. (Dr.) Michael S. Oshiki, hospital commander. “In providing care for over 140,000 active duty service members, retirees, veterans and family members in the Borderland area, William Beaumont is reducing the demands on our healthcare partners in the community.”
The hospital provides a range of capabilities, including COVID test processing, specialty care and critical care to eligible Department of Defense (DOD) and Veteran’s Administration (VA) patients.
As a member of the greater El Paso healthcare system, WBAMC is working with community partners to respond to the significant increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in the city, and the resulting increased demand for inpatient beds.
In coordination with the Border Regional Advisory Council and leaders from local hospitals, WBAMC has streamlined the procedures for transferring to WBAMC eligible DOD and VA patients currently at hospitals within the city.
As of Monday morning, this has resulted in the transfer of a number of patients (including COVID positive patients), with several additional transfers pending.
WBAMC will continue to accept the transfer of all eligible patients, to include COVID positive patients, and the medical center is staffed and equipped to handle increased requirements as necessary.
“WBAMC remains committed to serving our El Paso community,” Oshiki said. “Along with the other medical facilities within the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council regional trauma system, WBAMC is working diligently to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.”