UPDATE: 11 League City employees contract coronavirus; several cleared, return to work

Several League City employees who previously tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 have been cleared and returned to work today. (Courtesy city of League City)
Several League City employees who previously tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 have been cleared and returned to work today. (Courtesy city of League City)

Several League City employees who previously tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 have been cleared and returned to work today. (Courtesy city of League City)

A total of 11 League City employees have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, said Sarah Greer Osborne, director of communications and media relations, in an April 6 email to Community Impact Newspaper.

As of the afternoon of April 6, the list of infected includes seven Fire Marshal's Office employees and four League City police officers.

However, several of those who previously tested positive have been cleared of the coronavirus and returned to work today. Additionally, another 10 tests among League City Police Department employees came back negative, and those employees will soon return to work as well, Osborne said.

Fire Chief Gary Warren, whose office is adjacent to the Fire Marshal's Office, was quarantined as a precaution. His test came back negative, and he is back at work, Osborne wrote.

The city revealed March 30 that eight employees—seven from the League City Fire Marshal's Office and one from the League City Police Department—had tested positive for the coronavirus. By April 1, that number had grown to a total of 10: seven Fire Marshal's Office employees and three police officers.


As of April 5, there have been a total of 240 coronavirus cases in Galveston County, 66 of whom are League City residents. Another 94 have come from Texas City, including 68 cases related to The Resort at Texas City, a nursing home.

Of the 240 cases, 22 are hospitalized, 161 are self-quarantined, 56 have recovered and one has died.

This story was updated at 3:20 p.m. April 6 with information about an additional positive case.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake 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. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.