CORSICANA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The health director of the Navarro County Health Department, Dr. Kent Rogers, died Saturday afternoon after complications from COVID-19, according to multiple Facebook posts.
The Navarro County Office of Emergency Management said he died just after 2 p.m. with family at his side.READ MORE: Dallas SWAT Team, Dozens Of Officers Respond To Barricaded Person Near Fair Park
“Dr. Rogers has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 here in Navarro County as our Local Health Authority. His leadership and key stakeholder knowledge have been invaluable as we have navigated this this entire pandemic,” the Navarro County OEM said in a Facebook post.READ MORE: 'It Happens To Boys Too', First Male Sex-Trafficking Shelter To Open In Denton
According to a post on his Facebook page, Rogers decided to move to comfort care after he declined to be on a ventilator for a long term. “Dr. Rogers used most every available treatment for COVID-19, but already diminished lung capacity made recovery difficult,” the post stated.
The post stated that Rogers wanted to leave “one simple message” to the residents: “1) Wear a mask 2) Wash your hands 3) Stay 6 feet away.”MORE NEWS: 'These Vaccines Are A Gift From God': First Baptist Dallas Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine, Hosting Clinic
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