The 21-year-old Orange Grove woman who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been given the all clear from the Texas Department of State Health Services.


"This letter is to inform you that your contagious period for COVID-19 (has) passed and you are no longer suspected of being high risk of transmitting COVID-19. As a result, you have met the criteria for discontinue home isolation," according to the letter signed by Dr. Emillie Prot, Regional Medical Director with the Texas Department of State Health Services Public Health Region 11.


According to the letter, the woman’s quarantine and isolation period ended Tuesday.


Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez said that while they were notified that the woman had a positive result on March 31 she had been in quarantine and isolation even before the test results had come in.


Officials stress the importance of social distancing, good hygiene, and following all CDC and local guidelines.