Paradigm at First Colony—a Missouri City nursing home located at 4710 Lexington Blvd.—has had a number of residents test positive and die from the coronavirus, according to data released by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
The most recent data on coronavirus cases at nursing homes available from the state is dated July 30. Nursing facilities self-report case data to the state.
At that time, 18 Paradigm residents had died from the coronavirus.
Furthermore, a total of 85 residents and 24 employees at Paradigm had tested positive for the virus. These cumulative numbers include active cases, recoveries and any deaths as well as residents who have been discharged from the facility, according to a HHSC spokesperson.
Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford released a statement Aug. 5 following her notification of the cases at Paradigm. In it, she said Missouri City does not have local control over nursing facilities and asked the state what mechanisms are in place to address such outbreaks.
“This harrowing development speaks to the severity of this pandemic and how everyone needs to take it even more seriously,” Ford said in the statement.
HHSC data shows two other Missouri City nursing homes have reported coronavirus cases and deaths among residents.
- Park Manor of Quail Valley, located at 2350 FM 1092 in Missouri City, has had a total of 63 residents test positive for COVID-19 and nine deaths.
- Windsor Quail Valley Post-Acute Healthcare, located at 3640 Hampton Drive in Missouri City, has had a total of 30 residents test positive for COVID-19 and five deaths.
On Aug. 6, HHSC released rules allowing outdoor-only visitations at some nursing homes. However, for these visits to occur, a facility must have no confirmed COVID-19 cases in staff in the last 14 days, no active cases in residents, and any facility previously experiencing an outbreak that has fully recovered must be adequately staffed and following adequate infection control procedures.