Victoria Emergency Management Meeting 05-01-2020
Today's meeting began with updated numbers for Victoria County including 145 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death caused by the virus. The person who passed away was said to be a woman in her 60s who was hospitalized. Dr. McNeill explains in the video above that parts of Texas may or may see a somewhat more sustained peak period of the virus, and that so far the city of Victoria has conducted just over 1500 tests.
The possibility of a second wave of the virus in August/September was a part of today's discussion. Dr. McNeill mentioned that data suggests those who have recovered from COVID-19 are less likely to be at high risk for a potential second wave of infection (herd immunity)
The Office of Emergency Management has announced another reduction to the number of meetings they will hold each week to brief the public and the media. Briefings will now be held two times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm.
Area businesses who have questions about occupancy load should dial the Victoria County Covid-19 hotline at 361-485-3460.
The Governor's new order for the state is now in effect as of 12:01 AM on May 1st. You can review the Governor's order at https://gov.texas.gov/.
You can find a list of testing sites locations on our website and on the OEM website. Numbers will be updated after each meeting at Victoriatxoem.org
Tuesday's 3 PM meeting will be carried by Townsquare Media radio stations on social media.