UPDATE: 10 League City employees test positive for coronavirus

Of the 106 Galveston County residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, 10 are League City employees, the city revealed April 1. (Courtesy city of League City)
Of the 106 Galveston County residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, 10 are League City employees, the city revealed April 1. (Courtesy city of League City)

Of the 106 Galveston County residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, 10 are League City employees, the city revealed April 1. (Courtesy city of League City)

Update 1 p.m. April 1

As of the afternoon of April 1, a total of 10 League City employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. Three of them are League City police officers, and seven are Fire Marshal's Office employees.

Original story 1:15 p.m. March 30

Of the 70 Galveston County residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, eight are League City employees, the city revealed March 30.

Seven employees from the League City Fire Marshal's Office and one from the League City Police Department have tested positive, said Sarah Greer Osborne, communications and media relations director, in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.


"Things are a little hectic," she wrote.

The fire marshal's building also houses the office of Chief Gary Warren. The city is awaiting test results from several other employees who are under quarantine, including Warren, Osborne wrote.

None of the seven employees work in the League City Fire Department, which is made up of volunteers. None of the positive or quarantined employees respond to fire or EMS calls, she wrote.

As for the police officer who tested positive, Osborne wrote, "The city has taken all precautions and steps to notify and quarantine all who may have been in direct contact or are at risk of exposure with this individual."

The city is awaiting test results for several other officers, she wrote.

Additionally, the city has hired a professional team to thoroughly clean and sanitize the fire administration offices and city's public safety building, Osborne wrote.

"We will continue doing all we can to keep our employees safe," she wrote.

This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. March 30 to clarify seven of the employees are from the League City Fire Marshal's Office.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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