Yesterday evening, the City of Mont Belvieu was notified by the Chambers County Public Health Department of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 and that the case is located in our city. We are thankful to report that the patient is quarantined, in stable condition, and resting at home. The patient, and those the patient has been in immediate contact with, will be monitored by Chambers County Public Health staff. While we understand that it may be upsetting to know that there has been a confirmed case in Mont Belvieu, there is no reason for panic. By working together and adhering to the guidelines that have been put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - including physical distancing, avoiding crowds of more than 10 people, good hand washing and hygiene, and staying at home and away from others when mildly sick – we can help prevent community spread. For more information on the virus, tips, and guidelines for care at home if you become sick, go to www.montbelvieu.net/coronavirus.