Public Safety Personnel Return to Duty

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Four police officers, seven City Detention Center (CDC) staff members, and two firefighters, totaling thirteen (13) public safety personnel are being released to regular duty.

On Monday, May 11, police officers arrested and transported an individual to the CDC whom later was determined to have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 12, firefighter/paramedics transported an elderly man from a nursing home to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline. Hospital staff later notified the Fire Department the man had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Out of an abundance of caution, these first responders and CDC employees were placed in isolation for the 14-day quarantine period. They will return to regular duty for their next shift.

The City of Corpus Christi is committed to ensuring the safety of front-line workers and will take the necessary action to protect personnel, their families, and the community.