The city and county of Uvalde are hosting another press conference Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Uvalde County Courthouse to outline areas visited by the Uvalde resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The male, said to be in his 30s, is believed to have been exposed to the virus during a spring break-week trip to New Orleans, Louisiana.
According to a press release, it is possible that individuals who visited the following locations at the dates and times listed may have been exposed. On Monday, March 16: H-E-B, 201 E. Main, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and Walmart, 3100 E. Main, 4-6 p.m. On Wednesday, March 18: Tractor Supply, 421 E. Main, 1-3 p.m. On Thursday, March 19, Angel Breeze, 315 E. Main St. 5-6 p.m.
“The risk of contracting the virus from these exposures is low and isolation is not required for anyone that does not have symptoms,” reads the release. “If you believe you have been exposed, monitor yourself closely for symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath for 14 days after the exposure. If you experience any of these symptoms and do not need urgent medical attention, isolate at home and contact your healthcare provider.”
Further, Texas Gov. Abbott has issued an executive order mandating a two-week (14 day) self-quarantine for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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