Two more employees and four students at VC test positive for COVID-19
All seven infected individuals are in self-isolation
VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria College confirms in a statement released July 2st, that additional employees and four students have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three Victoria Police Department employees and one Victoria Fire Department employee are recovering at home after testing positive for COVID-19 this week. VC reported their first confirmed case on June 22nd. The new cases bring the total number of City of Victoria employees who have tested positive to nine. Two have recovered, and a total of seven are recovering at home.
The community college reports that all seven individuals who tested positive are in self-isolation.
“Victoria College continues to work closely with local public health officials to ensure proper measures are carried out to limit the further spread of the virus. All exposed areas of campus are disinfected, and anyone who may have had a high-risk exposure is notified and instructed to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms,” the statement reads.
The police department employees did not work in close proximity with one another, and none of the employees who tested positive interacted regularly with members of the public.
While the college is still open, they encourage students to utilize their remote and ritual services when possible. Current and prospective students who need to receive assistance from Advising & Counseling Services will need to schedule an appointment at www.VictoriaCollege.edu/Advising.
“For the safety and wellbeing of the entire VC community, social distancing is required in all VC facilities, and facial coverings are required in public areas of buildings and any time social distancing is not possible. Everyone who enters a VC building must also pass a health screening and temperature check in order to receive a date-specific sticker that must be visibly worn the entire time they remain in a VC facility.”
The new rule aligns with an order signed June 25 by Mayor Rawley McCoy that went into effect June 29. The order was amended July 1 to clarify that children under the age of 2 and people with certain health conditions are exempt.
Victoria County is currently experiencing a high rate of community transmission of COVID-19, and residents are strongly advised to abide by public health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. These include avoiding large groups, maintaining six feet of distance from others and wearing facial coverings in public.
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