Commissioners Court to receive lease extension for COVID-19 treatment center | Victoria

Victoria County Commissioners will receive an extended lease with the Victoria Independent School District for the use of the Mitchell Guidance Center at Commissioners Court on Monday.

The former vacant Mitchell Referral Center is being used as a regional COVID-19 infusion center for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not yet require hospitalization and are not receiving supplemental oxygen , according to a press release from Victoria’s Office of Emergency Management.

Monoclonal antibodies, the treatment administered at the center, can help prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming sicker and requiring hospital care. According to Houston Methodist Hospital, the antibodies are designed to recognize the spike protein on the outer envelope of COVID-19, which makes it harder for the virus to attach and enter human cells.

The infusion center is one of 17 in Texas.

The rental fee is $7,500 per month and has been extended through May 31.

Also at the meeting, commissioners will review personnel changes with the sheriff’s office, airport, public health department and juvenile detention.

The Mitchell Guidance Center is a public secondary school in the Victoria Independent School District located in Victoria.

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