First County Employee Positive for COVID-19
In what is a surprise to no one, a county employee has tested positive for COVID-19. It was only a matter of time before the virus started going through the ranks of people who cannot stay home. No information on the woman has been released but the agency is notifying people she may have come in contact with. So far it appears the risk of spread to other county employees is low since she has “not worked in any Bexar County facility for the last two weeks,” according to Monica Ramos, county spokesperson. That statement is very concerning for me. It says she hasn’t worked in a facility, not that she hasn’t worked. We don’t know what this woman’s job duties are. Hopefully those duties have not put the public at risk.
Bexar County has now reached 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths have been attributed to the disease. Bexar County remains under a stay at home order. This disease has just barely started hitting our area. People need to follow the orders to slow the progress. If everyone went through their normal routine, the virus would spread from one person to next and would tear through the population like a wildfire. Hospitals would be overwhelmed. That is not a dramatic statement. It has already happened in many other places in the United States and in other countries. The result of too many sick people and not enough medical staff and medical equipment means doctors have to determine who gets treated and who is allowed to die.
There are a lot of people out there who refuse to accept that this is a real danger. They’re fools. Do everything you can to protect yourself and your family, especially from the people who insist it’s a hoax. It’s not. Stay indoors. If you have to leave your house, practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet away from other people. Wash your hands properly and frequently.
Everyone is excited thinking they will get at least a little help from the government to help them pay their bills while they have to stay at home. The amount is fairly small but it will definitely help people to at least buy food. No services will be shut off even if people can’t afford to pay right now so you will continue to have electricity and water. The problem comes in when you will get the money. They would like people to start getting pay outs by April 6 but experts say that is unlikely. The more likely date you will get stimulus money from the government is the beginning of May. Don’t spend all of your money thinking you will get something in the next week or two. That probably won’t happen. Spend carefully.