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POCC employee tests positive for COVID-19

The employee is self-isolating at home
Posted at 6:23 PM, Jun 22, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An employee who works for the Port of Corpus Christi tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating at home.

According to a press release from the POCC, the employee had minimal interactions with others. The area where the employee worked is now being deep cleaned and will be restricted until cleaning is complete.

“The safety of our employees is the number one priority for the Port of Corpus Christi. Our people are our most precious asset and we are committed to all possible measures to protect their safety and welfare,” said, Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the POCC.

All of the Port's buildings have been closed to the public and non-employees since March 20.

“As COVID-19 remains a significant threat to the health of our community, we continue to urge all employees to remain vigilant in social distancing and sanitary practices," said Strawbridge.

On June 8, 25% of employees were allowed to return to work according to Gov. Greg Abbott's orders. As part of the Port's efforts in making sure employees are safe, everyone must participate in daily health screenings and temperature checks, wear face masks, social distance and perform meetings through Zoom if possible.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the infected employee and their family members, and I have full faith we as resilient South Texans will safely prevail through these extraordinary times and be better for it,” said Strawbridge.