An officer with the La Joya Police Department has tested positive for COVID-19.
City Administrator Jacqueline Bazan announced the positive case in a Thursday morning release that didn’t identify the employee. Police Chief Adolfo Arriaga confirmed in a text message the employee is a police officer.
The officer is currently quarantined at home, the release stated.
“We hope and pray for a safe recovery of our La Joya PD employee and all others impacted from this virus,” the release stated.
Employees who may have had contact with the officer have been notified of the COVID-19 case, the release said.
According to the city, there have been a total of 9 known cases of COVID-19 in the city with eight of them marked as active.
All employees who have been in contact with the individual have also been placed under quarantine and all city employees have been tested as a result of this positive case.
The city hall was disinfected and sanitized Thursday, the city said in a social media post.
This story was updated at 6:16 p.m. with additional information on city employees being placed under quarantine.