Two more COVID cases diagnosed in Kleberg County

Face covering enforcement set to begin today
Posted at 9:58 AM, Jun 22, 2020

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Two more cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County have been diagnosed, pushing the total to 29 for the county.

One individual has been removed from isolation, bringing active confirmed COVID-19 case counts in the county to 10.

The confirmed cases reported today involves a woman in her 50's and a man in his 40’s.

Kleberg County leaders will issue an order later today requiring businesses to enforce masks. It is a decision supported by Kingsville city leaders.

City leaders support the order. Kleberg Judge County Rudy Madrid says it will take effect during the Kleberg County Commissioners Court meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. today.

“Please know that we will remove this order once we receive professional recommendations that our community is out of danger,” Madrid said.

County and City facilities remain open to the public and masks are required for entry. Parks run by both entities remain open with safety restrictions in place.

All individuals confirmed with active cases right now are in isolation and will continue to be monitored by Region 11.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is now working in partnership with both individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission. If any community members had contact with these individuals, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Military Department will provide free COVID-19 testing in Kingsville at the JK Northway Expo Center on June 29. They are performing remote testing on Tuesday in Alice at 600 E. Front Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free COVID-19 testing is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 102 W. Joyce Street in Bishop. No appointment is needed at any of these testing sites.