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Nueces County Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Courthouse Employee, Co-Workers, Judge and Commissioners to Self-Quarantine and Be Tested

Post Date:06/16/2020 9:30 PM

Nueces County reported Tuesday that an individual working in the Nueces County Courthouse has tested positive for coronavirus. That person is currently self-isolating at home and the county is taking necessary disinfecting measures.

Upon learning about the positive test, Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales initiated a meeting of key county department heads and consulted with the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District to formulate a plan to assess the situation, identify at-risk personnel, authorize work from home for at-risk personnel, arrange testing for those needed.

The employee works in an office which does not have direct customer service. Out of an abundance of caution, all critical infrastructure employees who came in contact with the positive individual will be tested and quarantined for the required time period.

The nature of that employee’s work put them in contact with members of the Commissioners Court, so as a precaution, the County Judge and the County Commissioners are self-quarantining and working from home pending disinfecting of their work areas and results from their personal COVID-19 testing.

Nueces County government is fully functional via remote work procedures instituted earlier during the pandemic.

Nueces County is committed to ensuring the safety of all employees, and will take necessary action to protect personnel, their families, and the community.

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