First positive COVID-19 case at TAMU-CC

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Drive through testing came to Corpus Christi on March 19 at Christus Spohn Memorial.

Today, March 26, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi announced its first positive case of COVID-19. According to an email sent by president Dr. Kelly Miller, the employee that tested positive had not been on campus since March 12, but they had been in contact with another TAMU-CC employee outside of work.

Miller assured that both employee supervisors have been notified, and supervisors will cooperate in helping identify anyone who might have been in contact with the two employees. In addition, those employees who work in the same department of those who have tested positive have also been alerted of the situation.

“In the event that any other employees test positive for COVID-19,” Miller said in her statement, “Human Resources will provide notice to impacted departments.”

This follows a statement she released yesterday after the Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales issued a stay-at-home order. Yesterday’s statement notified Islanders that all non-essential faculty and staff must work remotely, and all buildings will only be accessible by key/swipe access.

According to the city of Corpus Christi, there are now 14 positive COVID-19 cases, with 13 of those being travel related and one contracted from person-to-person contact.

It is critical for everyone to follow the stay-at-home order closely follow the guidelines placed by CDC. To read the stay-at-home order, click here.