City and County officials held a joint press conference today at Corpus Christi City Hall to address ongoing concerns related to the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus that has captured so much of the media's attention over the past several weeks.
Officials confirmed that there are no reported cases of the virus in Nueces County and officials reiterated that an ounce of prevention is the best route to remain safe.
"The good news here is that we have no reported cases of Coronavirus in the City of Corpus Christi or Nueces County," said Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb. "That is extremely good news."
Others, including County Judge Barbara Canales remained confident that by working together we can all keep each other safe.
On Tuesday night a chartered plane arrived at Lackland with even more persons who have been exposed to the virus. These people were passengers on the cruise ship Diamond Princess which docked in California earlier in the day.
Major events like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have been cancelled around concerns over the virus. Austin's iconic South by Southwest was also called off amid concerns.
Health authorities are reminding the public that healthy handwashing techniques and good general hygiene practices are the best prevention for COVID-19. While the elderly and very young may prove to be more susceptible to complications, officials maintain that for the most part symptoms would be very mild for most patients and many would remain asymptomatic altogether.
The city has established a website and phone hotline that contains the most readily available local and global data.