Annette Rodriguez, Director of the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health Director said on Tuesday that residents who test positive must notify others whom they came in contact with so they quarantine for the required 14 days. Rodriguez, who is also quarantined said that those who test positive should also notify their employer.
In similar fashion to Gov. Abbott, Judge Canales, and others, Rodriguez said that those with symptoms or test positive must stay home.
She also told council on Tuesday that we should wear a face covering to protect the community, practice social distancing, stay home as much as possible, wash your hands often and don’t go to work sick.
The repeated and usual comments came on the same day that Texas recorded some 5,000 new cases statewide.
The state has fallen far short of Gov. Abbott’s previously stated 4,000 contact tracers that the state would have by the first of June. Officials with the Department of State Health Services say that the state is nowhere near that goal.