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Staff member at Mexia SSLC tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 3:32 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 18:18:17-04

MEXIA, TX — A staff member at the Mexia State Supported Living Center tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent out by Director Melinda Gentry.

The letter says the staff member has not been at work for over 7 days and so far, no one they were around has shown any symptoms.

Their office was never notified by the staff member that a test was even being done, according to Gentry.

Mexia SSLC is taking precautions including issuing commercial masks to those who had or may have had contact with the staff member.

They will also have terminal cleans and make sure individuals are checked by a physician to ensure they have no symptoms of any kind.

Gentry says Mexia SSLC has received two negative tests back so far, and one new person is being tested.

She also reminded staff that they must inform her office if they are being tested, had contact with someone who is being tested, or if they've been around someone who tested positive.

The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems.

The living center serves a 12-county area: Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Tarrant.