#2 Message From: North Texas Automobile Dealers

NTXAD Members:

Please let us know if you need assistance sourcing PPE for your dealerships and we will work to assist you.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, will begin distributing 3-ply surgical masks to every Texan who undergoes COVID-19 testing at state-run mobile test collection sites. Beginning today, each Texan who receives a COVID-19 test at a state-run mobile testing site will be provided with four masks to take home with them. Texans can find a testing site near them by visiting TDEM’s COVID-19 Test Collection Site map. https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is extending a requirement that insurers cover telemedicine services, including mental health visits, at the same rate as in-person visits. An emergency rule in place since March helps doctors across Texas treat their patients and limit the spread of COVID-19. The original emergency rule took effect March 17and was set to expire July 14. With the extension, the rule will remain in effect through September 12. Read more

Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19 in North Texas
18,135 in Dallas County (391 are new) & 328 deaths (4 are new)
9,846 in Tarrant County (460 are new) & 215 deaths (4 are new) (4,682 recovered)
2,417  in Denton County (115 are new) & 37 deaths (1 is new) (1,087 recovered)
2,449 in Collin County (90 are new) & 39 deaths (1 is new) (1,369 recovered)
684 in Ellis County & 19 deaths 
276 in Rockwall County & 16 deaths 
490 in Kaufman County & 4 deaths

To view a chart showing how the cases have increased over time, please see the City of Dallas dashboard here.

Hospital Reports
Here are the bed and ventilator capacity statistics for today as reported by 25 hospitals in the City of Dallas: 

Total beds: 6083
Beds occupied: 4173 (69%)
Total ICU beds: 942
ICU beds occupied: 675 (72%)
Total ventilators: 959
Ventilators in use: 352 (37%)

Additional information will be provided as information in updated by our local and state agencies.

Thank you for your support,


C. Brent Franks


North Texas Automobile Dealers
Providing Essential Services to

the Communities we serve.