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Home Health & Fitness Texas town’s entire police department placed under coronavirus quarantine, report says

Texas town’s entire police department placed under coronavirus quarantine, report says

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All 12 officers in a small Texas town’s police department went into self-quarantine after one member examined optimistic for the coronavirus this week, prompting a close-by sheriff’s workplace to step up and deal with calls in a single day.

It occurred within the metropolis of Kemah, a waterfront group on Galveston Bay with a inhabitants of about 1,700.

Town closed down its police station and metropolis corridor to be able to take a look at authorities and police department staff who had been uncovered to the officer, Fox 26 Houston reported.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Workplace offered police providers to the group Tuesday evening, and Kemah police have since returned to responsibility, authorities advised Fox Information.

A spokesperson for the Kemah Police Department didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, however different authorities confirmed that wholesome members of the police pressure have been again on the job after being examined and having the constructing sanitized.

An officer had examined optimistic on Tuesday, and the town instantly ordered assessments for employees members of each the police department and metropolis corridor, in accordance with Fox 26.

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County deputies earned additional time pay and the sheriff’s department referred to as in an additional dispatcher to assist out, in accordance the outlet.

Kemah has a median age within the mid- to late-30s and is a trip vacation spot with a scenic boardwalk and waterfront entry, in accordance with the town’s web site.

Dr. Roberta L. Schwartz, of the Houston Methodist Hospital, advised Fox Information on Tuesday {that a} new spike in instances within the Lone Star State was leading to a rising variety of hospitalizations of sufferers of their 20s and 30s.

The current surge prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to repeatedly urge residents to apply social distancing, put on masks and take different precautions. He additionally put the state’s incremental financial reopening plan on pause final week.

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And he recruited former Texas Rangers star Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez to file a public service announcement on the advantages of carrying face masks this week.

There have been an estimated 72,744 lively coronavirus instances in Texas, in accordance with the most recent numbers from the Department of State Health Services, which have been up to date Tuesday. Greater than 2,400 individuals have died of COVID-19, in accordance with the information, and over 84,000 Texans have recovered from the sickness.

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