Victoria Emergency Management: stay at home orders should be taken seriously

Victoria Emergency Management says there are now 32 COVID-19 cases in Victoria county — 26 of those active cases — with six people who have fully recovered from the virus. Deputy Chief Roy Boyd of the Victoria County Sheriff’s office says if you travel out of the county to a high-risk area, you must isolate when you return home, and said to avoid having others at your residence.

“Could I have family over to my house? The answer is no,” said Boyd. “Our current order is a stay home, stay safe order unless obtaining or providing essential services.”

Hunting and fishing is allowed as long as you maintain social distancing guidelines. At this time, Victoria County is not under a mandatory curfew.

On Friday, Victoria Public Health Authority Dr. John McNeill said there are two new cases at the the Post Acute Medical North facility in Victoria, but nine more employees there tested negative.

“Basically they have taken the facility to where only essential people are entering and that is what we do when we find an outbreak like this,” said McNeill.

Dr. McNeill says everyone in that facility is wearing a mask and only essential people are allowed in the facility. He added that Post Acute Medical will donate 30 thousand surgical masks to local health providers.

Unless an emergency arises, Victoria Emergency Management’s daily press briefings will resume on Monday.