Bexar County Judge Wolff under quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is under self-quarantine after coming in contact with a County employee who tested positive for COVID-19.   He found out about the exposure Wednesday.

“Although I have been working remotely for the most part and was not in direct or prolonged contact with this staff member, it is still considered a mild exposure,” said Wolff.  “Accordingly, out of an abundance of caution, I am voluntarily self-quarantining and self-monitoring while continuing to work remotely.”

Wolff also has been tested for coronavirus and is awaiting the results, but he says he has no symptoms.  His office staff members who may have been exposed also will be tested.  Those staff members will work remotely but will continue to address constituent concerns and perform their duties while self-quarantining and self-monitoring while awaiting their own test results.

“Associated office spaces have been sanitized for utmost caution.  County operations will continue as usual,” said Wolff.  “Guests to my office and those who may have been potentially exposed have been notified.”

Wolff says he’s taking  all of the precautions recommended  by health authorities and medical experts for those who have a low to moderate exposure to COVID, including strict masking and social distancing practices, self-monitoring, and limiting contact with others.

“This latest incident underscores how persistent this virus can be.  I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to make sure we all wear our masks, use hand sanitizer and practice social distance.,” said Wolff.   “We must keep our guard up and keep on with precautionary measures.”

Wolff recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

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