Coronavirus US: All 12 self-quarantined at a Texas police station

All 12 members of a Texas police force are forced to quarantine after an officer tests positive for COVID-19 – while mayor and city workers who came in contact with him are tested

  • All 12 members of Kemah Police had to quarantine themselves
  • Kemah Mayor Terri Gale, five police dispatchers, police chief Walter Grant and three city officials are also quarantining themselves
  • Tests were immediately ordered for all police and town hall employees who had come into contact with the infected officer
  • The Galveston County Sheriff’s office intervenes to handle the police for the department

All 12 members of Kemah Police had to quarantine themselves

All 12 members of Kemah Police had to quarantine themselves

An entire police force in a small Texas town, less than an hour from Houston, had to be quarantined after an employee tested positive for the corona virus.

All 12 members of Kemah Police had to quarantine themselves, with which Kemah city officials shared ABC 13.

Kemah mayor Terri Gale, five police dispatchers, police chief Walter Grant and three city officials are also in self-quarantine.

Officials were notified on Tuesday about the agent’s infection.

Tests were immediately ordered for all police and town hall employees who had come into contact with the infected officer.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s office intervenes to handle the police for the department.

All off-duty deputies are paid overtime, and an additional coordinator has been hired to handle Kemah’s calls, Galveston Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

Kemah Mayor Terri Gale, five police dispatchers, police chief Walter Grant and three city officials are also quarantining themselves

Kemah Mayor Terri Gale, five police dispatchers, police chief Walter Grant and three city officials are also quarantining themselves

Kemah Mayor Terri Gale, five police dispatchers, police chief Walter Grant and three city officials are also quarantining themselves

Mayor Gale said Kemah City Hall and the police station would both be thoroughly cleaned.

Gale added that officers and personnel could return depending on the test results, which would be today.

Police news is that nearly a third of COVID-19 patients treated in the intensive care units in Houston are now under 50 years old – as cases among young adults in Texas continue to rise and health professionals warn that many seriously ill.

During the first wave of cases in mid-April, the majority of patients treated for coronavirus in the Houston Methodist hospital system were over 50 years old.

The Galveston County Sheriff's office intervenes to handle the police for the department

The Galveston County Sheriff's office intervenes to handle the police for the department

The Galveston County Sheriff’s office intervenes to handle the police for the department

In a disturbing generation change, about 60 percent of current patients are under that age range. Almost one in three who are now on IC beds are also under 50.

Infections are currently on the rise among young adults in states like Texas, where bars, nightclubs and restaurants have reopened, bringing younger generations back out, many without wearing masks.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott overturned that decision last Friday when he ordered all the bars to be closed.

It’s because some Texas hospitals have warned that they no longer have ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.

The Texas Medical Center system had created a COVID-19 “war room” to accommodate a 66 percent increase in additional ICU patients with strategies such as staff reassignment, bed spacing, and use of regular beds for emergencies.

They calculated last week that they would be out of space on July 6 if the current surge continues in severe cases in Texas.

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