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Staff member at Mexia State Supported Living Center tests positive

A staff member at the Mexia State Supported Living Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter to staff members obtained Monday by KWTX. (File)
A staff member at the Mexia State Supported Living Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter to staff members obtained Monday by KWTX. (File)(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 6, 2020 at 3:39 PM CDT
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A staff member at the Mexia State Supported Living Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter to staff members obtained Monday by KWTX.

“We have received our first positive/confirmed test for a staff (member),” the facility’s director, Melinda Gentry, said in the message.

“They have not been at work for over seven days and so far, it looks like no one they were around including individuals has shown any symptoms.”

The center is issuing “commercial masks” to those who had or may have had contact with the person…and having individuals checked by a physician to ensure they have no symptoms of any kind.”

Two others at the facility have tested negative for the virus and the results of tests on a third were pending, Gentry said.

The living center, which is home to about 240, serves a 12-county area that includes Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Tarrant counties.

Fifty people at the Denton State Supported Living Center have tested positive for the virus, which is the largest cluster of cases in the state.

Limestone County was reporting three confirmed cases Monday.

A Mexia woman in her late 50s to early 60s with underlying health conditions died on March 31 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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