City employee tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Brownsville has confirmed that one of its employees has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The city stated the employee is a 27-year-old man who works for the Parks and Recreation Department.

The employee first began to feel symptoms on June 6 with official confirmation provided to the city on Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

The name of the employee and further information on him are being withheld to maintain employee privacy consistent with federal health privacy laws.

The city’s Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they are needed.

The city continues to emphasize the importance of following prevention methods to protect public health:

>>Stay at home, unless travel is necessary

>>Wear a mask

>>Practice social distancing and keep your distance 6 feet from others

>>If you are sick, call your doctor and home isolate yourself

>>Practice good hygiene practices for everyday prevention measures, including frequent hand washing

>>Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing

>>Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands