Which local businesses have been visited by COVID-19 positive individuals

This list will be updated frequently

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County has a total of 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, April 8th, 2020. The Victoria County Public Health Department is identifying any close contacts while these patients are sick, so that they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested, if needed. The Victoria County Department of Public Health continues to release information regarding local businesses that have been visited by individuals who have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

There are three safety rankings which denote the risk to other members of the general public to being exposed to the deadly virus: low, medium, and high.

The low-risk locations identified in Victoria County are below. It is possible that individuals who visited the following location at the date listed may have been exposed:

  • Sunday, March 29 at the Victoria Skate Park, 307 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria, TX 77901
  • Friday, March 27th at Heaven’s Gate Funeral Home, 412 N Main St, Victoria, TX 77901
  • Saturday, March 28th  from 10:30-11 a.m., Resurrection Cemetery, 1009 E. Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX 77901
  • Tuesday, April 7 at the Fast Stop #3, 2103 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, TX 77901

Outside of Victoria:

  • Friday, March 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Joe’s Fina Mart, 15265 US 87, Placedo, TX
    77977

The risk of contracting the virus from these exposures is low, and isolation is not required for anyone that does not have symptoms. Anyone who believes they have been exposed are recommended to monitor themselves closely for symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath for 14 days after the exposure.

The medium-risk locations identified in Victoria County are below. It is possible that individuals who visited the following location at the date listed may have been exposed:

  • Thursday, March 26-Saturday, March 28 and 8 a.m.-noon on March 30 at Toyota of Victoria, 5902 N. Navarro St., Victoria, TX 77904

The risk of contracting the virus from these exposures is classified as a medium-risk, and isolation is not required for anyone that does not have symptoms. Anyone who believes they have been exposed are recommended to monitor themselves closely for symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath for 14 days after the exposure.

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There are no high-risk locations reported at this time. In either case the community is advised to avoid congregating in public settings and limit public activities. If anyone experiences any of these symptoms and does not need urgent medical attention, the health department advises those individuals to isolate at home, do not go to work and immediately contact a healthcare provider.

Health department officials have been in contact with both of these facilities and have been advised that they have conducted a thorough cleaning to limit any further spread of the illness.

There are things everyone can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.

For information and questions, please call the Victoria COVID-19 hotline during business hours at 361-580-5796. After business hours, please refer to www.victoriatxoem.org or the Victoria County Public Health Department’s Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Source: Victoria County Public Health Department.