Mustang Island near Corpus Christi will be temporarily closed amid concerns an employee may suffer from COVID-19

March 27, 2020Updated: March 28, 2020 12:04 p.m.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department temporarily closed Mustang Island State Park after informing an employee that he may have COVID-19.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department temporarily closed Mustang Island State Park near Corpus Christi after it became known that an employee may have COVID-19. However, the employee is waiting for test results, TPWD said.

The employee works in the park’s office and regularly interacts with visitors, TPWD said in a Facebook post on Friday. The employees last worked in the park on March 18.

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The 18 mile long island, which stretches from Corpus Christi to Port Aransas, has been closed out of caution and will remain closed until further notice.

Those who have scheduled reservations between March 27th and April 6th will be notified of refunds by the Texas State Parks Customer Service Center.

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