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Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales is back in quarantine for the second time in a month and a half

Judge Canales said that one of the members of her County Emergency Management team working during Hurricane Hanna tested positive for COVID-19.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales is back in quarantine for the second time in a month and a half.


Judge Canales said that one of the members of her County Emergency Management team working during Hurricane Hanna tested positive for COVID-19. The employee works in an office which does not have customer- or public-facing functions.

Out of an abundance of caution, all employees who came in contact with the individual will be tested and quarantined while waiting for their test results.

"It happened because people gathered and we’re on the front lines of Hurricane Hanna to protect the county," Canales said. "I know those are the risks I take being an emergency manager. It’s no different than police officer firefighter or a healthcare worker."


The judge said she’s not showing any symptoms of COVID and will continue to work from home until her quarantine period is up.

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the Coastal Bend, click here.
For the latest updates on Hurricane Hanna, click here.