City Moves to Remote Work Options for Two Weeks with Over 50 Employees Positive with or Exposed to COVID-19

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi has had multiple employees who have tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 recently. COVID-19 has been rapidly increasing throughout Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Nueces County.

The City currently has at least 50 employees isolated due to a positive test result or exposure to COVID-19. A management team member in the Gas Department along with a Senior Police Officer in the Training Division are examples of positive cases. Other examples of employees isolated due to exposure include the Public Health Director and Parks employees.

City Manager Peter Zanoni will authorize City work from home protocols beginning Tuesday, June 23, 2020 for the next two weeks. Those employees who can work remotely will be asked to work from home. Employees will be expected to maintain work hours and productivity while working from home.

“It is vital we maintain City operations.The two-week work from home protocol is one step we can take to reduce and slow the spread of COVID-19,” said City Manager Peter Zanoni. “Our number one goal at this time is the safety of our employees and their families,” added Zanoni.