Rep. Chip Roy On The First Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus In Texas

February 13, 2020
Press Release

Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Thursday regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Texas:  

Early Wednesday evening, the first case of the coronavirus in Texas was confirmed - this is one of 15 known cases currently in the U.S.

We have been advised the patient is isolated and receiving medical care in San Antonio after arriving to quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base upon repatriation from the Hubei Province in China. Our office is told individuals currently under quarantine at Lackland are monitored each day and not living within close quarters of one another - other quarantined individuals are not slated to be affected by the current case. With no current plans to extend the quarantine period, these individuals will return to their families when the current quarantine period expires on February 20th.

My staff and I have been in regular contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Today I spoke with Jay Butler, the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases who assured me that all quarantine procedures and safety precautions are being properly executed.

San Antonio is blessed with some of the best medical facilities and physicians in the country, and we should be proud of our ability to care for the sick here in Texas. We will continue to monitor the situation and will work with city officials to ensure San Antonio and other Texas residents will be unaffected by the quarantine at Lackland.