You can now see daily coronavirus-related data for state hospitals, state supported living centers, nursing facilities and assisted living facilities online.

State and local health officials have been saying for months that releasing that information would be detrimental to the businesses if they information was released and they also said that releasing the information might be a violation of HIPAA regulations. Yesterday, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission released COVID-19 data on specific facilities including positive case counts and deaths on their website. In El Paso County there are 21 state run, state supported facilities:

Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home
Cimarron Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
El Paso Health and Rehabilitation Center
Franklin Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation
Good Samaritan Society - White Acres
Grace Pointe Wellness Center
Las Ventanas de Socorro
Los Arcos del Norte Care Center
Mountain view Health and Rehabilitation
Mountain Villa Nursing Home
Nazareth Living Care Center
Oasis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Patriot Rehabilitation and Wellness Center LLC.
Pebble creek nursing center
Regent Care Center of El Paso
Saint Giles Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Saint Teresa Nursing and Rehab Center
The Bartlett Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living
The MonteVista at Coronado
Vibralife of El Paso Rehabilitation Center
Vista Hills Health Care Center

You can log onto the Texas Health and Human Services Commission website by clicking here. According to HHSC officials, they are releasing the COVID-19 information with guidance from the Texas Attorney General and will continue to protect the private health information in the facilities. The COVID-19 data will be updated Monday through Friday by 2 p.m. local time.