Recently, the City of Schertz was notified that a public safety employee tested positive for COVID-19. Following that notification and out of an abundance of caution, the City performed testing on all public safety staff last week. From the testing last week five additional individuals tested positive for COVID-19. The initial positive case has recovered; however, the other employees are currently quarantined and recovering at home. To protect the privacy of our employees, their identities will not be released.
At this time, we feel the risk of exposure to the public is low. The City has performed deep cleaning in all public safety facilities and on duty crews have been reminded to maintain social distancing as much as possible to ensure the safety of staff and the community. "The health and safety of our first responders as well as our Citizens is our number one priority and the city continues to take every precaution possible to protect everyone," commented Fire Chief Kade Long.
All public safety departments remain fully staffed and the City does not anticipate any disruption in services.
"I would also like to take this time to remind residents of the importance of wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand washing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community," Chief Long stated.